In 2011 the Federal Cultural Foundation established the Doppelpass Fund to support cooperation between independent groups and standing theatres for dance and dramatic arts.

With great joy the guts company and the Societaetstheater Dresden welcomed the
jury´s positive call for their joint project under the working title Überwindungen and thus the appreciation of their work. Within a two-year cooperation the guts company and the Societaetstheater will be shifting through different layers and meanings of identity-establishing traditions and the fear of the strange by means of dance. Possible strategies to overcome distance between the own and the strange will be examined and tested through three productions. Furthermore it is the intention to realize an interactive and experiential space for dealing with the relational terms of the strange and the own. To overcome the strange, to find the own and put both in relation to each other.

The two-year cooperation enabled through the Doppelpass Fund will be strengthening the guts company and thus as well the position of the freelance scene in Dresden. By working with local artists as well as foreign artists it will also strengthen opening outwards. For that reason the cooperation with the Societaetstheater, Dresden´s oldest civil theatre, is a big benefit. For some time the theatre offers space to artists of various genres to experiment and develop. The widespread and well chosen programme and its cooperation with several cultural institutions and festivals inside the city of Dresden are enriching the local theatre scene.

The central component of the Doppelpass Fund is a two-year residency programme which offers the opportunity for the guts company and the Societaetstheater to combine their structures and working methods in an artistically productive manner. The partnership will be realised for a period of two theatre seasons and is funded by the Federal Cultural Foundation.

First production: Das Eigene/ HEIMAT
Premiere 21.04.2016
Further performances 23./24.04. and 26./27.05.2016

Second production: Das Fremde/ ALIENIdentität
Premiere 25.11.2016
Further performances 26./27.11.2016
Revival 21./22.01.2017 in HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden

Third production: ALLER ANFANG
Premiere 04.05.2017
Further performances 05./07./08.05.2017
Revival 23.-27.08.2017 at Theaterhaus Frankfurt

Tour dates and revivals 2017/2018:


ALLER ANFANG I fokus Festival, Görlitz


Das Fremde/ ALIENIdentität I Festival KULT20, Usti nad Labem


ALLER ANFANG I Societaetstheater, Dresden


Das Fremde/ ALIENIdentität I Societaetstheater, Dresden
Das Eigene/ HEIMAT I Societaetstheater, Dresden

22./ 23.11.2017

Das Fremde/ALIENIdentität I Schwankhalle, Bremen




Das Eigene/HEIMAT I Deut. Tanzkompanie, Neustrelitz


Das Eigene/HEIMAT I Festival Zukunftsvisionen, Görlitz


Das Fremde/ALIENIdentität I Acker Stadt Palast, Berlin


Das Eigene/HEIMAT I Hranicar, Usti nad Labem

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