From September 24th to 26th 2021, the ehrenfeldstudios host the first edition of the dance network festival Sharing Across Borders, in Cologne! The festival weekend will be filled with performances, workshops, seminars with lots of opportunities of exchange to center the theme of networking.

The evening programme is filled with performances by European artists. In the afternoons, emerging local talents showcase their projects in our pitching program SHARING IDEAS and have the opportunity to meet potential partners. Artists from more than four European countries will be gathering in Cologne over one weekend to maintain and strengthen cultural bonds across borders – especially in times like this! Furthermore, the festival offers a 2-day workshop, a symposium, and artist talks in our “soup kitchen” to allow for exchange and networking.

We are looking forward to a late summer festival program with these artists/companies:

Liisa Pentti (Helsinki, Finland)

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro (Viseu, Portugal)

Compagnie Humaine (Nice, France)

Low Air Urban Dance Theatre (Vilnius, Lithuania)

äöü and Jung Sun Kim (Bochum, Germany)

TachoTinta (Bochum, Germany)

Katharina Senzenberger (Cologne, Germany)

Gabriel Carneiro (Bochum, Germany)

Dennis Alexander Schmitz (Cologne, Germany)


7pm – Dance Double-Bill

Companhia Paulo Ribeiro – “A solo for society”

Liisa Pentii – “Cloudbody – a ecology of dreams #2”

9pm – TALK: the studiotrade network introduces itself



10am-1pm -Outdoor Workshop with Éric Oberdorff, Part 1

Lunchtime – Time to relax in our beautiful outside space

2pm-6pm – SHARING IDEAS Pt. 1 // Start of the network fair and showing of works in progress

Dennis Alexander Schmitz „Lost in Spaces – Trip 17“

äöü und Jung Sun Kim – „Es war einmal die Zukunft – ein performatives Zukunftslabor“

Gabriel Carneiro – „Niemandes Boden“

8pm – Performance Éric Oberdorff Compagnie Humaine – „Ma vie revée“

9pm – „Soup kitchen“ communal cooking and chatting

11pm – Late Night Movie: „Game Over”  by LowAir



10am-1pm: Outdoor Workshop with Éric Oberdorff Part 2

3pm-6pm – Sharing Ideas Part 2

TachoTinta – “Misdirection”

Katharina Senzenberger – “Solid Liquid“

6pm – collective dinner

7pm – Get Together: Sharing contacts & sharing experience, social and cozy conclusion of the festival












This is a first look into our program. We will regularly inform about changes in the program here and our social media channels.