FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is the in-house dance company of LOFFT – DAS THEATER, an independent production house in Leipzig. It consists of a permanent ensemble of six dancers who work with several different choreographers. The Artistic Project Director is Gustavo Fijalkow.
FORWARD DANCE COMPANY uses the artistic means of dance to question the aesthetically and discursively long-established worldviews, power relations, and body images. It does so by creating new, hitherto unexplored dance vocabulary and making this visible in its stagings.
FORWARD DANCE COMPANY is the first dance company in Saxony in which diverse dancers with different physicalities work together under professional conditions. It is also the first mixed-abled dance company at an independent production house in the German-speaking region.
Funded by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with the support of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, by the Saxon State Ministry for Science, Culture and Tourism and the City of Leipzig – Cultural Office. This measure is co-financed by tax funding on the basis of budgets passed by the State Parliament of Saxony.
Supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.