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You are a collective or choreographer(s) based in Lower Saxony and have a dance production that you would like to present again? You would like to show it in various theatres in Lower Saxony? Then apply for SPOTTED and become part of the first dance performance network in Lower Saxony.

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What is SPOTTED?

SPOTTED brings together municipal theaters, INTHEGA theaters and independent theaters. Initiated by the cooperative TANZKOOP and the Landesverband Freie Darstellende Künste in Lower Saxony, the three-year SPOTTED program facilitates the touring of dance performances throughout Lower Saxony. As early as 2024, a total of ten guest performances can be spotted throughout Lower Saxony.


After an open call for productions originating from Lower Saxony, productions will be distributed according to performance schedules and technical requirements of the participating venues. The dance productions to be included in the SPOTTED network will be selected by an independent panel of expert jurors.


The continuously growing network of venues and the selected dance pieces can be found at and as well as on Instagram at @tanzkoop. SPOT us, SPOT dance!

The SPOTTED network consists of following theatres: Theater Hameln, Theater im Werkraum Göttingen (boat people projekt), Jahrmarkt Theater Bostelwiebeck, Lessingtheater Wolfenbüttel, Theater Metronom Visselhövede!
To be continued!


The second OPEN CALL for SPOTTED is out now!
Attention, dear dance collectives and choreographers:


Deadline is the 05.05.2024 

Fill out the application page and send it to

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The SPOTTED network is constantly growing and consists of the following venues and artists:

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The main Theatre, built in 1951/52, opened in January 1953 and extensively renovated in 1990/91, seats a good 700 spectators.
Numerous performances of various stage genres take place here from September to May/ June: Drama and comedy, opera, operetta and musical, classical concert and ballet as well as theater for children and young people.

The TAB is the studio of Theater Hameln and is the abbreviation for “Theatre on Stage”. Since the original side house had to make way for the new Weserbergland-Zentrum building in the 1990s, the TAB now offers a suitable space for performances on a “small scale”. 
Up to 150 spectators can take their seats on the stage and experience theater up close.

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The Jahrmarkttheater is an independent theater with its own venue in the 45-soul village of Bostelwiebeck in the district of Uelzen. It has been producing large touring theater performances in the summer since 2008 and has been showing its own productions and now increasingly guest performances by other independent theaters in the converted cowshed since 2013. It reaches a large audience from the surrounding area and far beyond. In recent years, the Jahrmarkttheater has also increasingly become a host for other artists who use the venue as a residence for their own research and productions. 


Theater Metronom was founded in 1985 as a touring theater by actress and drama pedagog Karin Schroeder and director and actor Andreas Goehrt.

On the southern edge of the Lüneburg Heath, close to Visselhövede, lies the village of Hütthof. A place with 12 inhabitants and a theater with 120 seats. In 1994, the Theater Metronom converted a former warehouse on an estate into a theater with an idiosyncratic charm.


This theater offers a varied program with around 60 performances a year.

It shows its own productions in the evening program, children's and youth plays, guest performances by other theaters and the results of theater projects.



SPOTTED is a cooperation between the Landesverband Freie Darstellende Künste in Niedersachsen and the cooperative TANZKOOP. The project is funded in 2024 by Stiftung Niedersachsen, Klosterkammer Hannover, Stiftung Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz, Landschaftsverband Hameln-Pyrmont and Landschaftsverband Stade.

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