The performance art depot’s International Performance Festival is going into its ninth season in 2017! We, the pad team, again invite artists from all around the world to perform on our stage in Mainz, Germany, between the 21st and 30th April 2017.
Dancers and choreographers may additionally want to consider applying for our fourth Dance Weekend in May 2017 – same venue and conditions but different focus and time!

Where: Mainz, Germany

Deadline for applications: Friday 2nd December 2016!

We offer:
• A unique international festival that is small in scale but high in profile and welcoming in atmosphere.
• The performance art depot’s stage and team. pad is an extraordinary and beautiful independent venue with a committed team, both homebase to artists Schmitt&Schulz and a platform for introducing innovative, experimental theatre, dance, performance, live art and other forms of contemporary performing arts.
• An interested and open audience. Press as well as curators and artistic directors of other festivals and theatres will be invited.
• A modest performance fee and travel expense allowance. We also take care of accommodation and catering.

We look for:
• Unusual performance projects with diverse artistic backgrounds: They may rely on light and sound or include video art, digital art, multi-media and/or be grounded in the physical, in choreography or dance. The Dance Weekend’s focus is on the latter two forms.
• Productions that are adaptable to an unusual stage with basic technical standard.
• Small teams that ideally consist of no more than five people. Please be prepared to travel via low price airlines or other low cost travel opportunities.
• Applications via e-mail or post to the address below which include a brief CV or portrayal of your company, project description and DVD or online video documentation of your performance – preferably longer continuous material. Without this we can unfortunately not invite you.

Deadline for sending in applications – for Performance Festival AND Dance Weekend – is Friday 2nd December 2016!

Curious? Interested? The pad team is looking forward to receiving your applications (in English or German)! Do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Also check out our homepage and youtube channel for impressions of the last years’ festivals and our work here in Mainz:

Contact Details
pad – performance art depot
Leibnizstrasse 46
55118 Mainz
phone 0049-6131-8869433

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