Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

At the opening of the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main last year, it was already clear that the programme planned for a fortnight would only be able to take place on the first three days, because of the subsequent lockdown in November. For this autumn, I hope that things will be different for all of us, but especially for those involved in culture, and that we will be able to experience culture live and in person together.

The Tanzplattform Rhein-Main has not wavered in its enthusiasm and has once again put together a brilliant two-week programme for this year’s festival. I look forward to once again experiencing the diversity of dance in the Rhine-Main region.

Karin Wolff, Managing Director of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear dance lovers and enthusiasts

The Tanzplattform Rhein-Main has shown great creativity and stamina over the past year and a half. Despite last-minute changes and cancellations, new formats and programmes have emerged over and over again, adapting to each respective situation. These skills are also visible in the concentrated programme of the sixth edition of the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main. The Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main and the Hessian State Ballet Wiesbaden-Darmstadt once again demonstrate the enormous potential of a cooperation project such as the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. We are pleased that our six foundations are contributing to this work in the form of the Stiftungsallianz. We hope the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main will be a great success and wish the visitors much pleasure in experiencing dance!

Eugen Müller (Aventis Foundation), Sigrid Scherer (BHF BANK Stiftung), Christiane Riedel (Crespo Foundation), Karl G. Dotter (Hans Erich und Marie Elfriede Dotter-Stiftung), Hansjörg Koroschetz (Dr. Marschner Stiftung) und Prof. Dr. Roland Kaehlbrandt (Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main)

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The art form of dance has had a particularly hard time over the past year: touching, moving, sweating bodies – how could that be possible under the given hygiene regulations? Training in one's own living room without the advantages of a dance studio and without a suitable dance floor, colleagues and teachers connected via video conferencing – certainly not ideal conditions. All the more admirable is what we can see in the programme of the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main: Despite everything, dancers have not let themselves be defeated, have worked artistically despite all obstacles and have even created something new during these trying times. I am looking forward to it!

Angela Dorn, Hessian Minister for Science and Art

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

What I particularly appreciate about the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main is that it proves that "Every body can perform dance”. It doesn't matter whether you are young or old or whether e.g. you have a physical impairment  – on the contrary. The diversity of bodies provides new artistic impulses, as the programme of the dance festival so aptly proves. Therefore, I wish all visitors and artists an exhilarating festival. 

Dr. Ina Hartwig, Department of Culture of the City of Frankfurt am Main