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fabrik Potsdam

The Dance Factory

One of the most popular places for dance and creative movement: fabrik Potsdam offers space for rehearsals, events, and workshops in renovated old factory space.


fabrik Potsdam is a hip venue for choreographers and dancers who find rehearsal space, workshops, and dance events here in the rooms ranging in size from 70 to 120 m². The factory also has a large stage available. There are also overnight accommodations for visiting artists, offering not only a place to sleep, but also good technical facilities and a kitchen. Applications for space in the residences must be submitted well in advance by the deadlines listed on the website.

fabrik Company

As part of fabrik Potsdam, the company was founded in 1990 as the International Centre for Dance and Movement Arts. Founders Sabine Chwalisz and Sven Till created a network of contemporary dance and put on their own productions as well as co-productions with other artists from Germany and abroad. The company has made a number of appearances, with its pieces fallen and Pandora 88 received several international critics' prizes.

Children are also invited to get involved in dance from an early age. The children's dance company consists of members between the ages of 10 and 14. Professional teachers teach children their first dance sequences and choreographies which eventually become their own stage production.

"An open-ended process"

The art of dance and the free, unique variety of movements is an "open-ended process", since the examination of the body has many facets.

This place offers dancers, performers, and movement artists the freedom they need. Non-stop encounters with the new results in on-going exchange with each other and new creativity, discussions, and inspiration.

Potsdam Dance Days

An international dance festival with tradition: the festival has taken place over twelve days each year since 1991, and brings international dancer to fabrik Potsdam and the surrounding area. Every year, dance groups from many different countries travel to Potsdam to offer a wide range of highly professional dance performances. The programme includes dance theatre pieces, special movement performances, and pieces for children and adolescents, all illustrating the diversity of dance as art around the world. It is important to help audiences feel close to dance. Numerous workshops offer amateurs, advanced learners, and professionals the opportunity to develop their art and their comfort in movement. Such events, as well as a wide range of concerts, provide ideas and encourage exchange among performers and choreographers, and with the audience.