The LABOR MANIFEST is a discursive and performative platform that takes place twice a year in Freiburg, Germany at Südufer. It is initiated and organized by the free dance scene Freiburg, part of Tanznetz Freiburg in cooperation with Ewerk, and financed by Tanzpakt. It is a space for reflection, vision, development, research and networking by, for and with dance makers.

Where: Südufer, Freiburg, Germany

When: 13-21 October

Deadline for applications: August 19, 2018

In the seventh edition of LABOR MANIFEST, we will focus on the further development of projects already in the later stages of their creation process within a 6-day # RESIDENCY. Additionally, it will include a preliminary 2-day # CREATION LAB and conclude with a casual showing of the participants’ week-long process and work through an # OPEN STUDIO.


The # RESIDENCY is open to nationwide choreographers and collectives, as well as professional dancers from Freiburg. We offer four choreographers, companies or collectives with the opportunity to further develop existing pieces or ideas for pieces, to exchange thoughts, try out new concepts and gain experience. Also desired are collectives or choreographers who are interested to invite local dancers from Freiburg to participate in their creative process during the residency.

Participants get a studio for 6 days, 4 hours per day; during which time they can freely pursue their process. Towards the middle of the week, we will increasingly create opportunities for exchange between the residents to support the process and to prepare for the #OPEN STUDIO.

# CREATION LAB will take place the weekend prior to the residency with the goal of creating a space for reflection, input and exchange about creative development and creative process. Nadine Gerspacher will lead the lab inviting the participants actively into her own creative process as a base to question and explore topics for their own work. This will be part of the creative process for her new production which premieres March 2019 at E-WERK Freiburg. She will lead the # CREATION LAB together with Julien Rossin (a dancer in her company).

Sat. 13.10.2018 at 13:00 # CREATION LAB begins
Thurs. 18.10.2018 at 20:00 # Contact Jam
Sat. 20.10.2018 at 20:00 # OPEN STUDIO (followed by a closing party)
Sun. 21.10.2018 # Closing Circle (time to be decided)

How to apply

please send…• a description of your project [not more than one page] explaining where you are in the process and what you look to further explore and develop during the residency
• any material you can provide to give insight into the work (video, photos, etc.)
• if you are open and/or interested to invite additional dancers from Freiburg into your process for the duration of the residency
• your motivation to participateAs a DANCER please send…
• your CV
• a brief statement of interest

With all applications, please include your name, address, email and phone number.

Applications must be sent to by August 19, 2018

FREE for participants.

Contact details:
FACEBOOK: Labormanifest # 7 – Residency

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