"Wind in the Olive Grove" in Bremen, Germany, as part of the "Dancing for Trust" project

Battery Dance launches "Dancing for Trust", from September 19th to October 13th , in Bremen and Bremerhaven, Germany.   Dancing for Trust is the newest iteration of the Company’s Transatlantic projects in Germany. Over the past five years, the Company supported the integration of newly arrived refugees and unaccompanied minors into their new communities in the form of creative dance workshops that went virtual during the pandemic.

Battery Dance partners with education departments of Bremen (2022), Sachsen-Anhalt (2023) and Brandenburg (2024), training local teachers in the Dancing to Connect methodology. Following their training sessions, the German teachers acquire hands-on experience of shadowing and partnering with Battery Dance’s teaching artists as they implement the dance workshops with groups of youth in their schools.

Building on the success of Dancing to Connect for Refugee Integration, Dancing for Trust aims to foster creativity and engender mutual understanding among youth from different backgrounds while, at the same time, developing the capacity of local teachers to implement the project in future years. Having originally launched its programs for youth in Freiburg and Breisach in 2006, Dancing for Trust in Bremen signals Battery Dance’s 14th year of collaborative projects in Germany.


Location: Metropol Theater, Bremen
Dates & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6:30pm nightly
Program each night: 6 new youth created works, Battery Dance’s “Wind in the Olive Grove” by Syrian-German choreographer Saeed Hani, and a solo by Syrian-German choreographer and teaching assistant Amr Karkout.
Tickets: 5 Euros, available at the Box Office on the evening of the performance only.  Free for participating youth and their families. 

Local Partner: Ministry of Education of the Federal State of Bremen.