Newsletter – Tanja Liedtke Foundation 
August 2014

Tanja - Life in Movement.
Mercedes Benz Classic Open Air Kino

with Live dance performance by Paul White & Fanni Varga.
Stuttgart Germany 30 August 2014.

As the documentary Tanja - Life in Movement continues to be shown in many cinemas in Europe, there are three very special screenings coming up soon. On 30 August, the film will be shown at the Daimler Benz Museum open air cinema, where in addition to the screening, there will be a performance by Paul White and Fanni Varga of a 16 minute excerpt of Tanja’s 2007 work construct.

The film will also be screened at Tanzrauschen in Wuppertal on 2 October where Paul White and Gerlinde Liedtke will conduct a Q&A session following the film. Wuppertal is Paul’s current base while he is a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.

And in November, Mrs Ilona Braun, who works closely with many arts educators in Europe will host a gathering of invited guests at the Cloister Haydua (near Kassel, Germany) to watch the film and listen to a talk by Gerlinde Liedtke.

Congratulations to everyone who made this amazing film possible and also to those who continue to work very hard so that as many people as possible will have the chance to experience the story of Tanja.


inspiring dance workshops – NAISDA, QL2  and ATYP

In August 2014, the inspiring dance workshops will, for the third year running, be delivered to NAISDA Dance College students in Kariong NSW. The success of these workshops over the last 2 years, and the impact and benefits to students has been truly remarkable. The workshops give students the chance to explore their own choreographic language, unlocking creative tools and building the skills to discover ways to create new work and to collaborate with each other in the creative process.
In September, the workshops will be delivered to the young artists engaged in the QL2 Dance program in Canberra. QL2 offers Australian dance graduates opportunities to develop professional skills and plan their career. This is the first time the inspiring dance workshops have been delivered at QL2. In 2014, Kristina Chan and Amelia McQueen will direct these workshops.

Then in October, artists Kristina Chan and Craig Bary will return to the Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney to conduct a series of workshops with young performers aged 14 to 18.

This program has made a huge impact in Australia and we look forward to enabling more young artists to be able to engage with the program.


TLF commissioned work by Theo Clinkard (UK).

In June this year, UK dancer/choreographer/designer Theo Clinkard premiered 'Of Land and Tongue', a new double bill from Theo and his company, which featured the Tanja Liedtke Foundation commissioned duet, 'Chalk'.

The two works received wonderful response and interest, resulting in touring opportunities for this program in November 2014 and then again in spring of 2015.

“I'm so thrilled to have been able to create these works in Tanja's memory, she will always be a huge inspiration for me just as she still is for so many people. I hope some of you might be able to come along!”
Theo Clinkard, 2014.

For more details on touring date see:


19th Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival, Stuttgart 2015
- a tribute to Tanja Liedtke – dates announced.

The Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival, Stuttgart – a tribute to Tanja Liedtke, takes place from 12th-15th March 2014 in TREFFPUNKT Rotebuehlplatz, Stuttgart, Germany.

For full information see:

Imploded continues to tour in UK and Europe with David Hughes Dance.

Imploded: Une reverie romantique has been performed and toured by David Hughes Dance since it was first created for DHD by Tanja in 2007. This year the work was performed in February as part of the British Edition (a showcase for British contemporary dance) and in Wolfsburg and Villingen/Schweningen, Germany in March as part of DHD international touring program.

In November this year, the company will present the work in Zug, Switzerland as well as Leverkusen and Aschaffenburg in Germany.

We wish the David Hughes Company all success with these ongoing performances of Imploded.


Best wishes to all our friends and thank you for your ongoing support,

Tanja Liedtke Foundation.  


In Australia - Tax deductible donations to the Tanja Liedtke Endowment can be made by EFT or cheque.
Simply download the form on the Tanja Liedtke Foundation website (found on the Donations page),
and send with your donation to;
Perpetual Foundation - Tanja Liedkte Endowment, GPO Box 4172, Sydney 2001.
In Germany - either send cheque to the Tanja Liedtke Stiftung c/o Deutsche Bank AG, Private Wealth Management, Stiftungs Office,
Mainzer Landstraße 178-190, 60327 Frankfurt a.M. or direct transfer to
Tanja Liedtke Stiftung, Kontonummer: 700761001, Deutsche Bank AG Frankfurt a.M.,
BLZ: 500 700 10, IBAN: DE 95 500 700 100 7007610 00.