TANZweb NRW (Dance Web NRW)
With the "TANZweb NRW", the NRW KULTURsekretariat has been supporting the innovative online platform for critical accompaniment of dance in word, film and photography by independent dance journalists and filmmakers in NRW since 2014.
The platform provides dance enthusiasts in the Cologne/Bonn, Krefeld, Wuppertal and Metropole Ruhr regions and, together with the international "schrit_tmacher" festival, the Euregio with a wide range of information such as event notes, reviews and video material on upcoming and shown productions. In addition, research and work processes as well as debates in and with dance and its artistic personalities are comprehensively illustrated and made tangible.
A 14-day newsletter also provides information about special highlights and presents news, dance-political developments and event information.
TANZweb.org facilitates access to dance performances and generates more audience for the diverse dance scene.
At the same time a medium for sophisticated criticism, which is used in print and radio is becoming less and less important.
This underlines the special importance of of dance: as an art form which is used in a globalised and virtualised world like no other to the individual offers the possibility to determine his identity through his own body and its unmistakable demarcation, dynamics and movement in space and time and for reflection beyond mathematical and linguistic logic.
As early as 2019, TANZweb NRW began to promote new forms of digital accompaniment and engagement with this art form in cross-national cooperations. to use cooperations for new forms of digital accompaniment and engagement with this art form. The integration into a European network is planned.
In addition, with further support, work is underway to expand the platform to include the dance state of NRW. The aim is also to join forces with the Dutch DansBrabants to create a new generation of dance journalists. Under the title "dance&dare", young authors and filmmakers who come from the art of dance are trained to explore new paths between word, film and image together with presenters, screenwriters, crime writers and filmmakers and to implement them together with media experts.