PACT Zollverein

PACT Zollverein

Since it was founded in 2002, PACT Zollverein has clearly positioned itself as an initiator, catalyst and venue for seminal developments in the fields of dance, performance, theatre, media and fine arts.

Situated in the heart of the Ruhr District, the house boasts a nationwide unique working structure which consolidates three key areas of activity addressing regional, national and international social and cultural interests which all contribute to the standing and apprecia-tion of dance and performance as independent art forms: In its residency programme, which is open to artists from around the world, PACT operates as an artists’ centre offering space for concentrated working processes. Under the rubric platform, it initiates exchanges between artists, academics and students from diverse disciplines and promotes critical dialogue and reflection on artistic methodologies and findings. Its third main focus is on presenting an innovative and high calibre stage programme featuring premieres, co-productions and guest performances.

Rather than seeking immediate results, PACT’s work is primarily laid out to make lasting provisions for a plurality of different possible models. It is characteristic of PACT’s concept that all three of its areas of activity are closely linked and mutually enriching.

Photo: Axel Hartmann. © Pact Zollverein.

Posts from PACT Zollverein

  • IMPACT15, Halory Goerger & Mylène Benoit (L’Amicale de Production), 2015. © Photo: Jana Mila Lippitz.

    Call for participants: IMPACT16 symposium

    IMPACT16 is an encounter with HOOD, RYBN.ORG und FORMATIONS, three expert collectives whose diversified forms of cooperation and flexible working practices transcend disciplinary boundaries.  How and where do alternat[...]

    September 30, 2016

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    PACT Zollverein presents

    This is the seventh year in which the interdisciplinary symposium IMPACT has invited artists, practitioners, theoreticians and advanced students in the fields of dance, theatre, performance, visual arts, new media and fi[...]

    August 24, 2011

  • PACT Zollverein: IMPACT10

    PACT Zollverein: IMPACT10

    For the sixth time in succession, the transdisciplinary symposium IMPACT invites artists, practitioners theorists and advanced students in the fields of dance, theatre, visual arts, new media and film to take part in a c[...]

    September 29, 2010