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DFDC goes Floor on Fire

April 16, 2024

The "Floor on Fire" dance format at Festspielhaus HELLERAU Dresden pits breakdance against ballet, street style against contemporary and hip-hop against ballet. It offers all dancers a stage to first show their own dance style and then dance in teams against another team without following a choreography. An experience for dancers and audience alike This week, two of our dancers, Thomas Bradley an...

Dancing through the woods

April 11, 2024

The forest is many things: home to biodiversity, a place of longing for people, an object and subject of art and natural science. All this is reflected in the current exhibition at the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt in cooperation with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company. We are represented in the exhibition with a short film and two of our dancers perform in the rooms of the museum, inviting visito...

Dance2Narration Premiere at Schauspiel Frankfurt

March 30, 2024

On 28.03.2024 our double bill "Dance2Narration" celebrated its premiere at Schauspiel Frankfurt. After the intensive rehearsals in the studio and the move to the Schauspiel stage, everyone was happy when the time finally came on Thursday and the pieces "Bis.N.S. (as usual)" and "Lisa" could be performed in front of an audience. The house was full and there was a lot of dancing at the premiere part...

Back to the 30s at the costume rehearsal of LISA

March 21, 2024

In "Lisa", our ensemble is completely immersed in the 1930s. Live-choreography, the methodology of Ioannis Mandafounis, allows for a choreography to be created on the spot. In “Lisa” this includes the dancers individually choosing when to enter and exit the stage. The piece combines these dramaturgical principles with poems by the lyricist Osip Mandelshtam from the Soviet Union and music by Gabri...

Rehearsal impressions with guest choreographer Kristin Ryg Helgebostad

March 14, 2024

It got musical in the studio this week because for "Wesenwelt" choreographer Kristin Ryg Helgebostad and composer and carillonist Laura Marie Rueslåtten transform the ensemble into a collective musical instrument. All the dancers hold at least one bell in their hands. Every movement leads to a sound and every sound requires a movement. On stage the ensemble acts as a collective subject. What happe...

Insight into rehearsal with guest choreographer Sergiu Matis

March 5, 2024

We sweated, warped, framed and, above all, danced! In WARPSCAPES, Landscapes are created, which the dancers inhabit as not-only-human creatures, which they design and examine, which they observe and in which they disappear. Discovering distortions and amplifying them, warping is the central method in order to approach the constant and contradictory changes in the living world – without having to ...

Behind the scenes: Film shoot for the Senckenberg Naturmuseum

March 5, 2024

"Behind the scenes" or should we rather say: "Behind the trees"? For our cooperation project "If you don't get lost in the woods, you haven't been to the woods" with the Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt, we headed to the Taunus with a small team. Once there, we shot a short film that will be shown as part of the "Forests" exhibition (March 16 to August 11, 2024) at the Senckenberg Museum. Our d...

MEET THE SNAKE – New Format on Improvisation Practice!

February 12, 2024

MEET THE SNAKE is a monthly improvisation event held at the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company studio on Schmidstrasse. The event is a platform for sharing and discussing improvisation practice, open to dancers of all genres and styles including contemporary, vogue, hip hop, modern, folk, and house dance. The evening is hosted by our dancers Thomas Bradley and Nastia Ivanova The event is free of ch...

Tag der offenen Tür – Kommunikationsfabrik

January 9, 2024

Open KOMM!unikationsfabrik 21.01.2024 ab 14 Uhr Im Frankfurter Westen entwickelt sich seit vielen Jahren ein außergewöhnlicher Ort für Kunst, Kreatives, Musik und Clubkultur. Bei Open KOMM!unikationsfabrik öffnet sich die Schmidtstraße 12 für Menschen allen Alters zu einem Nachmittag voller Erlebnisse. Bei Malworkshops, Druckwerkstatt, Openstage, Gaming, Tanz, Theater, Flugsimulator, live Musik,...

Give the gift of dance!

December 19, 2023

Are you still looking for a Christmas present for your loved ones? Give the gift of a shared experience with a visit to a performance or workshop. We have put together some ideas for you. Performance visit for the whole family With "Wandeln" by Katja Erfurth, we are presenting a family play for ages 6 and up for the first time, which deals with the themes of change and personal growth. Dates: 20...

Premiere party „À la carte“ in Dresden

December 12, 2023

Idos „Familienfotos“

December 5, 2023

Thank you, Frankfurt! In "À la carte", our dancer Ido gave his cell phone to a person in the audience every evening to take "a great family photo". We have compiled the results of our 8 performances in Frankfurt in a picture gallery. Have fun clicking through! We are now looking forward to showing "À la carte" in Dresden, to great evenings with our visitors and to more "great family photos".

Premiere party „À la carte“ in Frankfurt

November 17, 2023

À LA CARTE by Ioannis Mandafounis

November 17, 2023

School performance "One One One"

October 5, 2023

This week, as part of our school project, our two dancers Sarah and Noémie performed "One One One" at schools in Frankfurt. Whoever takes a seat on one of the chairs joins in. The child and the dancer look at each other and then dance for as long as they maintain eye contact. A silent dialogue is created, a unique encounter and an opportunity to be directly involved. The creation “One One One” by...

Interview with Ioannis Mandafounis

August 28, 2023

In an interview with SWR2, our new Artistic Director Ioannis Mandafounis talks about his goals, his inspiration and his first piece for the company. Click here to listen to the audio.

"One One One" at the Sommerwerft Festival

August 8, 2023

The new season under the artistic direction of Ioannis Mandafounis has begun. Since 1 August, he has been working with our new ensemble of 16 dancers. A nice start was the performance "One One One" at the Frankfurt Sommerwerft Festival. The FAZ and the Strandgut reported on the first performance of the new season. On Saturday, the stones sparkled and so did the dancers. Their eyes constantly me...

Press Conference Review

June 23, 2023

On 22 June 2023, we invited to a press conference in our studio in Frankfurt. Ioannis Mandafounis, Artistic Director; Annika Glose, Managing Director and Annekatrin Klepsch, Cultural Mayor of the State Capital Dresden formed the podium. They introduced the program for the new 2023/24 season, talked about new paths taken and shared visions, and presented the company's new corporate design. We are...