Insights, perspectives,
actions & impulses


»One idea we are interested in exploring in ›gone here (yet) to come‹ is the materiality of darkness. During our residency at PACT, we divided up the stage space, juxtaposed different spaces, and explored the nature of the boundaries between them.«


The all female Urban Dance Collective deals with their identity as women – in everyday life as well as in the dance world. In the interview they give us insights into their research and the reasons why they chose to look deeper into gender identities.

Verena Brakonier, Josephine Findeisen, Greta Granderath and Daniel Ernesto Müller

CLASS MATTERS is a meeting that aims at opening a space to share experiences with and knowledge about classism. Throughout the residency of four weeks the choreographers Verena Brakonier, Josephine Findeisen and Daniel Ernesto Müller share and develop political and choreographic tools and practices which build upon similar experiences of being socialized in a so called ‘lower class’ milieu.


U.F.O. is a collaboration between Slovenian choreographer/singer/philosopher Irena Z. Tomažin and German SoundDance choreographer Jule Flierl. The point of departure is Katalin Ladik's happening, ›U.F.O. Party‹ performed in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia in 1970.

Karl Van Welden and Frederik Croene

For his residency Karl Van Welden invited Frederik Croene to PACT Zollverein. After the close collaboration with Frederik Croene as pianist and composer for MARS II, a follow-up story will be written with EARTH I.

Raymond Liew Jin Pin > Maria Cencaru <

"Maria Cencaru is the desire of re-experiencing a childhood memory of my schooldays in Malaysia and results in this dance project, which is about to fight for gay rights and equality; to understand, to change and to raise my voice to against the discrimination from political, religious and law forces in Malaysia; an Islamic country.

venus x boats

The duo veenus x boats is active not only among different cultures but also between genres: German-born Vietnamese singer Vee aka veenus and producer Bruno aka boats combine alternative R&B and synth-pop, creating their own definition of mainstream.


During the residency of Kötter/Israel/Limberg working on ›landscapes and bodies‹, Daniel Kötter gives insights into the research and rehearsal process concerning the cases ›Water‹ and ›Coltane‹ (in German).

Meg Stuart

During her residency Meg Stuart talked to us about her new work, the collaboration with the performers and the changes and new perspectives brought about by Covid-19.