The actual tribute to Isabelle Schad and Jo Parkes will take at PACT Zollverein the evening prior to the symposium, i.e. on Friday, 18 October, at 7 p.m. Following the awards ceremony, the piece "Collective Jumps" by Isabelle Schad and Laurent Goldring will be performed.

The evening will be the highlight of the public POSITIONEN: TANZ (POSITIONS: DANCE) conference, which will bring together those involved in the German dance scene on Friday, 18 October, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday, 19 October, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., in order to discuss attitudes and ethical questions regarding dance, cultural policy and society. The symposium is geared towards artists, dance students, theatres, production houses,
educational institutions and networks as well as dance projects, dance schools and participatory projects from Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia and Germany as a whole and will feature keynote speeches, panels, working groups and a world café.

The discussion will focus on values and concepts of professional collaboration in education and artistic work processes as well as mutual interaction in collaborations with producers, curators, funding institutions and policy makers. Furthermore, the symposium will address the opportunities and forms through which dance works – in cultural education, for creativity, health and social integration. Approximately 30 artists, thinkers and networkers will share their questions and visions with the conference participants.



Detailed Program (in German)