VIVADANÇA International Festival, from Bahia-Brazil, celebrates 15 years & 11 years of partnership with Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart

VIVADANÇA International Festival, from Bahia-Brazil, celebrates 15 years & 11 years of partnership with Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart     Presentation 3. award Dance and Video Award
„En opposition avec moi“
Choreography and dance: Ahmed Soura Camera: Jean Christoph Blavier (moving-angel filmproduction)
Recorded in the Robert Bosch Saal – VHS Stuttgart Talk with Cristina Castro, Sergio Bacelar, Simone Bönisch, Ahmed Soura, Jorge Schneider and Marcelo Santos
Friday, May 6, 2022 – 18:00h (Brazil) 23:00h (MEuropeT) Link to the video and Chat   VIVADANÇA festival, which takes off this Friday, April 29th, will bring together a series of shows (from Bahia, from other parts of Brazil and from other countries), workshops, seminars, a photography exhibition, a networking event, and a breakdance battle. The festival will also promote an artistic residency and will release an original podcast as part of its program.
Throughout its history, VIVADANÇA International Festival has established a connection with dance artists from all continents. In the last 15 years, the festival – organized from Salvador, Bahia, Brazil – has promoted the performance of 248 different dance pieces, making it an important player in connecting Bahia to other parts of the world. In this continuous dialogue, artists from 56 countries (among which 20 countries from all regions of the African continent) have participated in the annual event, either with shows, videos, documentaries, workshops or lectures.
Last year, VIVADANÇA consolidated a new part of its program, called “Conexão África” (African connection), in order to further deepen the link with African artists and enable a greater contact with them by Brazilian producers and Brazilian audience. In this 15th edition, which debuts on International Dance Day (April 29) and runs until May 8, the festival welcomes representatives from 17 countries, including Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Guinea, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Guadeloupe Island, Peru, Spain, France and Portugal.
Its program will be hybrid, with in-person and online activities. VIVADANÇA’s complete schedule of activities can be found at: 
VIVADANÇA International Festival is produced by Baobá Produções Artísticas. The project receives financial support from the Bahia State Government, through the Culture Fund, Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Culture of the State of Bahia. In 2022, the Festival has the institutional partnership of the French Embassy, French Consulate in Recife, French Institute, Cine France, Spanish Embassy, Instituto Cervantes, Solo Tanz Theater Festival, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA), Cie La Mangrove, MID (International Movement of Dança), Solos na Rede, Teatro Vila Velha, SESC, Casa do Benin (Fundação Gregório de Matos), Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (MAM-BA), Escola de Dança da Fundação Cultural do Estado da Bahia (FUNCEB) and Shopping da Bahia

Announcement of thanks to all candidates for edition 26. Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart 2022

I would like to thank all 206 applicants who sent entries from 40 countries including Germany, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Canada, Ivory Coast, Malaysia, South Korea, El Salvador, Slovak, Spain, United States of America, France, Finland , Netherlands, Hungary, Greece, Israel, Italy, Iran, Japan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Morocco, New Caledonia, Mexico, Nigeria, Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Uganda. On the curators rested a huge responsibility as they had to choose 18 choreographies out of an abundance of great works. The quality, talents and creativity of their choreographers as well as of countless young interpreters left us almost speechless. It was a very exciting process. I want to wish the works that didn’t make it to the finals the best of luck for next year. May they continue to inspire us and support us to maintain this platform for contemporary choreography.

Marcelo Santos and Team (Vaccinated and tested)

Foto: Marco Grisafi

Tour Germany of the winners of the 25. Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart

2. Preis Choreographie und 1. Preis Tanz 2020

Cassandra Arnmark (Schweden) mit „Simply something somewhere else“

1. Preis Choreografie 2021

Arnau Pérez de la Fuente (Spanien) mit „Single“

2. Preis Choreografie 2021

Eva Urbanová (Slovakei) mit „The Essence“

2. Preis Tanz 2021

Geovan Conceição (Brasilien) mit „FISSURAR“

3. Preis Choreografie 2021

Breeanne Saxton (USA) mit „Legaxy xx“

3. Preis Tanz 2021

Tushrik Fredericks (Südafrika) mit „(territory) of the heart“


November 2021

12/13 – Stuttgart – RobertBoschSaal – Treffpunkt Rotebühlplatz

14 – Heidelberg – Hebbelhalle

15 – Karlsruhe – Tanz Karslsruhe – KulturZentrum Tempel

17 – Augsburg – Kulturhaus abraxas

18 – Lindau – StadtTheater

19/20 – Regensburg – Regensburger Tanz Tage

21 – Puchheim – PUC – KulturZentrum

Tanztage 2021: Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival Stuttgart – Preisträger*innen 10.10.2021




Kulturzentrum neun
Elisabethstraße 9a
85051 Ingolstadt


2. Preis Choreografie:
Choreografie und Tanz: Nina Plantefeve-Castryck mit „All in One“ + Public’s First Choice Prize + Eastman Prize Stuttgart

Residence Prize Theater Pforzheim
Sebastian Abarbanell (Germany) mit Home (What we lost)

1.Preis Choreografie und 1. Preis tanz
„? I aM“
Choreography: Erika Silgoner (Italy) & Performance: Gloria Ferrari (Italy)

2. Preis Choreografie
Choreografie und Tanz: Miguel Mavatiko (Congo) with „Kifwebe.01“

Video Dance Price
Choreografie und Tanz: Tamar Grosz (Israel)
for her solo
“I’m not a Jew, Israeli, Vegan, Lesbian, Woman. I am Tamar.”

New partner- DAF – Dance Arts Faculty – Rome/Italy


Solo Choreographic Competition for authors and performers

The first edition of the “Solo” choreographic competition for dance authors and performers INTERNATIONAL SOLO DANCE COMPETITION ITALY ROME, will take place on 25 July 2021 in Rome.The International Solo dance competition is an event made possible by synergies and international collaborations with the goal of ensuring candidates specific visibility and a direct relationship with the directors attending as guest judges of the competition.The predominant aspect of these collaborations will be represented by the artistic partnership exclusively for Italy with the Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Stuttgart directed by Marcelo Santos.A series of professional opportunities will be proposed and communicated directly during the competition to candidates with the overall best artistic profile regardless of the final ranking.A parallel side of the competition will analyze the winning “creation” with a consequent professional proposal for the author.


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗼 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘀 – Artistic Director Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart/Germany

𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗼 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 – Artistic Director Ballet des Straatstheaters Augsburg/Germany

𝗠𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗼 𝗔𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗹𝗳𝗶 – Artistic Director Spellbound Contemporary Ballet/Italy

𝗞𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗻 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻 -Director Tanzcompagnie Konzert und Theater St.Gallen/Switzerland

𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗳𝗮𝘁𝗶 – Artistic Director Ballet Trier/Germany

𝗧𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗸 𝗔𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗺 – Director Tanzcompagnie Giessen/Germany

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”The Daf dance Arts Faculty is an International project created in Italy and operational for 13 years that has redefined the standards for the preparation of a dancer and the future artist.  An international network with exclusive collaborations with artists, choreographers, dancers and directors for the creation of a multifunctional network for the development and education of the young dancer.  A professional training program made through an integrated work system that includes both the study of the repertoire of the various invited choreographers as well as original choreographic creations made monthly specifically for the students of the international project.
DAF, through a specific department dedicated to foreign relations, has established a series of relationships with some of the most important European theaters, in order to be able to offer a direct channel for their dancers .
a work in synergy created together with psychologists, directors, dancers, teachers performer choreographers in order to be able to offer a profound evolution process for the growth of a future artist

Gudrun Hähnel

Gudrun Hähnel

In der Nähe von Köln geboren und lebt seit 1979 in Stuttgart. Nach einer kaufmännischen Ausbildung erfolgte ein Studium in Politik und Soziologie. Bei der volkshochschule stuttgart Leitung des zentralen Veranstaltungsort TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz bis 2020. Die Leitung des Internationalen Solo-Tanz-Theater Festivals Stuttgart hat sie seit 2006 übernommen.

Gudrun Hähnel

Nasceu perto de Colônia e mora em Stuttgart desde 1979. Depois de completar um aprendizado comercial, ele estudou política e sociologia. Na volkshochschule stuttgart gestão do local central do evento TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz até 2020. Desde 2006, ela assumiu a gestão do International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival Stuttgart.

Gudrun Hähnel

Born near Cologne and has lived in Stuttgart since 1979. After completing a commercial apprenticeship, he studied politics and sociology. At the volkshochschule stuttgart management of the central event location TREFFPUNKT Rotebühlplatz until 2020. Since 2006 she has taken over the management of the International Solo-Dance-Theater Festival Stuttgart.

Katrin Ortlieb

Katrin Ortlieb ist seit 2021 in Stuttgart und Volontärin im Kultur- und Bildungsmanagement an der Volkshochschule Stuttgart. Zuvor studierte sie Kulturarbeit in Potsdam.

Katrin Ortlieb is trainee at the Volkshochschule Stuttgart. She studied arts management and cultural work in Potsdam and lives since 2021 in Stuttgart

Katrin Ortlieb está em Stuttgart desde 2021 e é estagiária em gestão cultural e educacional na Volkshochschule Stuttgart. Antes disso, ela estudou trabalho cultural em Potsdam.