Commissioned by Tanz im August, 2006.

How would you like your ideal studio/workspace to be? On the complex issue of how space affects one’s artistic practice.

The centerpiece of Tanz im August –  How can I summarize 12 hours of vision?  HUDSON

Concept & Direction: Paul Gazzola / Video: Andrea Keiz / Dramaturgy & Production Management: Kerstin Schroth / Assistant: Nadia Cusimano / Survey: Barbara Nägele

COMING SOON highlighted the then design dis­cussion for a dance centre in Berlin and in turn asked how the design of studio spaces influence artistic practice. The project organised itself as a dialogue with the local and international dance community to ascertain the needs and desires of those who would occupy and utilise such a site. COMING SOON proposed questions to whether current architectural concepts and practice offered adequate solutions to foster this development on this art form. Through a comprehensive collection of inter­views, survey report, articles and presentations, two documents were created, offering contemplative and critical insights into an artistic com­munities relationship to its working environment. The outcome of this project research supported the final design and construction of the UFERSTUDIOS.


  • Video installation – 25 monitors screen the 59 recorded interviews plus out-door projection
  • Audio installation – Rooms for listening to choreographies from 12 local dance makers
  • Talks with architects Sarah Wigglesworth (UK) & Tor Lindstrand (SWE) and choreographer Mårten Spångberg (SWE)
  • Performance of “Choreographing Books” by Peter Pleyer
  • Booklet – comprising texts from Sarah Wigglesworth, Tor Lindstrand & Paul Gazzola and including a DVD with 7 selected interviews from the video installation and a 1-minute video promo.
  • Survey – A 27page detailed report that draws its conclusions from the online survey sent out to over 500 people both in Berlin and within the greater international dance community.

NB. Booklet and survey available by contacting [email protected]

Tanz in August, Tanz made in Berlin & Tanznacht 06, Berlin

Adalisa Menghini, Alex B, Alexandre Roccoli, Ami Garmon, Andreas Albert Müller, Anja Ehrenberg, Benjamin Schälike, Be van Vark, Britta Pudelko, Carmen Mehnert, Cécile Buclin, Christina Ciupke, Christina Runge, Clint Lutes, Constanza Macras, Davide Camplani, Diane Busuttil, Elettra de salvo, Fernanda Guimarães, Francesca Patrone, Franziska Köhler, Friederike Plafki, Gabriel Galindez Cruz, Gabi Beier, Gritt Koppen, Hanna Hegenscheidt, Hanna Sybille Müller, Irina Müller, Jenny Haack, Jess Curtis, Karin Kirchhoff, Kirsten Burger, Laurie Young, Lena Braun, Lindy Annis, Lisa Densem, Litó Walkey, Martin Clausen, Massimiliano Pagliara, Mathis Kleinschnittger, Maurizio Giannetti, Max Schumacher, Maximilian Stelzl, Nir de Volff / Total Brutal, Patricia Woltmann, Peter Pleyer, Petra Sabisch, Philippe Rives, Rainer Hustedt, Raliza Nikolowa, Siegmar Zacharias, Sten Rudstrøm, Susanne Foellmer, Susanne Martin, Thilo Wittenbecher, Tomi Paasonen, Ulrike Becker, Vera Knolle, Yvonne Hardt

A project by Tanzwerkstatt, Berlin, Kulturprojekte Berlin & gazebo 64 productions. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfond and Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur.