International Dance Exchange

Pottporus e.V. is partner of the international dance residency program CROWD


CROWD is the Goethe-Institut’s international dance residency programme developed together with European partners in a time when we feel international sharing and human connection is needed more than ever.
This research programme aims to support dance artists with an established practice in community engaged dance making.

Through a series of residencies in Germany, Finland, the Netherlands and the UK, participating artists will have the opportunity to extend their professional network, work alongside peers to exchange and develop their individual and collective practice, whilst generating new knowledge in the area of community engagement in dance.
The selected artists will work in two groups of three across 2021, coming together on three occasions in each of their home countries, hosted by one of the partners. Between residencies the network of six artists and six partners as well as Goethe-Institut colleagues from across the region will come together digitally to explore cross over themes, hear from experts and develop a shared understanding of the practice of community engagement in dance.

The CROWD Partners:
Arts Council England (UK), NRW KULTURsekretariat (DE), Dansateliers (NL), TaikaBox (FI), TanzFaktur (DE), Pottporus (DE), The Work Room (UK) und Dance4 (UK) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe-Institut.



Urban Art from Hauts-de-France, Voivodeship Silesie and North Rhine-Westphalia

Pottporus e.V. brought together urban artists from the three regions of the Regional Weimar Triangle. Hip Hop from Zabrze meets rap from Dorsten, stencil art from Katowice meets graffiti from Lille... Due to Corona, the artists only met once in 2020 and everything was done via internet.

>> Documentary
Artists MOC, Brehmer, Magin, Bilel, Renegade Company (Production DRANG, choreography by Malou Airaudo), Vanessa Cano, Ange-Marie-Rose van der Vegt Director, Video & Edit Antonio Milanese Sound Martin Spyra


>> Charbonner
PLDG, Pokahontaz, 2Seiten, Emscherland accordion orchestra Produced by Julian Büsselberg (SONIC MOOD)
Director, Video & Edit Christoph Greiffenbach, Flow Motions

>> Project Urban Art3
Artistic Director Zekai Fenerci Artistic consultant & Project Manager Fabian Lasarzik Communication Uta Graßhoff

Supported by the State Government  of North Rhine-Westphalia