Pottporus e.V. has been awarding residencies to professional urban artists and collectives in the fields of dance, performance, choreography since 2020.

The research and work location is the production space for Urban Arts in the Flottmann-Hallen Herne.  The research-oriented residencies focus on the practical implementation of artistic ideas with choreographic and visual means.

Current Residency / February 2022

Tatjana Mahlke & Jule Steenbeck

How do we position ourselves to a no, and what happens next? When is a no an obstacle, when a placeholder, when an end? Under the working title "Out of no thing" Tatjana Mahlke and Jule Steenbeck deal with forms and aspects of negation in the context of their residency from 07 - 19th February.

Studied at the Höhere Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz in Zurich and based in Berlin, the fusion of urban styles such as hip hop, breaking, popping and house is the focus of their work - whether as dancers or choreographers.
Visit the artists on Instagram: Tatjana Mahlke  / Jule Steenbeck


Residency May 2021

Artist Collective Hä*Wie?!

Rooted in urban street dance and contemporary dance, the artist collective Hä * Wie ?! works at the interface of dance, performance and art and has been realizing interdisciplinary projects since 2004 (video, performance, dance, theater, event, workshop, visual arts ...)


Their project in the residency was based on People doing moves - a discursive performance, research and workshop format.

The Pottporus residency program is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia