Within the framework of “NEUSTART.KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz”, an initiative of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, the non-profit cultural organisation Diehl+Ritter strengthens with TANZPAKT RECONNECT the structures for professional work in dance, which have been weakened by the Corona crisis.

Emanuele Soavi incompany was selected for this purpose with its concept VOR ORT und UNTERWEGS (In Situ and On the Move). It includes the expansion of cooperations with large music institutions, orchestras and electronic composers with regard to production, communication and mediation. A repertoire strategy for the experimental formats will be developed in Cologne, thus creating the basis for sustainable production. In addition, new partnerships for new formats are to be created at local, regional and neighbouring international levels, which are becoming increasingly important, especially in times when classical stage formats are only partially realisable and tourable. In order to realise these goals, ESincompany is investing above all in the expansion of its personnel structure, in order to be able to strengthen and further develop artistic quality, visibility, exploitation and the networks in situ and while being on the move.

Co-operations with music institutions, orchestras and electronic composers

FLUT – co-production Cologne Opera, Duisburg Philharmonics, Wolfgang Voigt and Stefan Bohne World Premiere September 05, 2021
Laboratory on May 22nd and 23rd, 2021 in the Ehrenfeldstudios. In preparation for the production and the accompanying mediation formats, Emanuele Soavi and the sound artists / composers Johannes Malfatti and Stefan Bohne, together with dancers and musicians, questioned their own working methods and brought contemporary dance, electronic and instrumental music into a performative dialogue.
The creation phase had been accompanied by a digital rehearsal diary, which is published in parts in the social media and offers extensive material for the final documentation.
The documentary FLUT – Behind the scenes by Julia Franken gives an insight into the entire project.


Planned to kick off the new repertoire line, the revival of AUREA Installation on April 17 and 18, 2021, quickly turned into a film for the TanzFaktur digital stage.
The second repertoire project at TanzFaktur was ATLAS 3 – Blu Blu Blu in October 2021 and March 2022.

New partnerships – new formats

ACTS – a virtual exhibition project From March 5 to April 18, 2021, this international network project, created with the support of FREIRAUM/Düsseldorf, reached around 10,000 visitors. The analog premiere took place in November in the exhibition hall of the Alte Feuerwache.

Together with the district of Miltenberg, Emanuele Soavi incompany is selected for the federal program TANZLAND 2022-2025. A short portrait of the ensemble was created for the TANZLAND workshop, which, supplemented by excerpts from the pieces INVASION and RELICS, could be seen in the digital edition of the ‘Busan international dance festival 21’ from June 4 to 7, 2021.

Under the new category mediation & documentation, interviews, insights into the rehearsal process and excerpts from works accompany the productions and at the same time supplement the educational work: WEITERMACHEN / SOLO LIKE A PIG Making of / FLUT – Behind the scenes / Blu Blu Blu- Zwischen Einsamkeit und Miteinander

Emanuele Soavi incompany has been a member of the Cologne Ehrenfeldstudios since January 2021. Here the studio doors will be opened regularly during the research and rehearsal phases in order to make the creative processes tangible and to provide exchange.

From 2022, the cooperation with TanzFaktur in Cologne is intensified in the frame of TANZPAKT – Stadt Land Bund.

In order to break new ground in international exchange, together with the Ehrenfeldstudios ESincompany succeeded in connecting with Italian ensembles and producers as well as other partners in Amsterdam, Barcelona, ​​Birmingham, Geneva, Leipzig, Marseille and Tipperary in the project 18M8L, based on the Italian funding program ‘Boarding Pass Plus 2021/22’. In addition to regular digital encounters, a two-day meeting was held in Cologne on April 21 and 22, 2022 at the invitation of ESincompany and the Ehrenfeldstudios.

New partnerships for new projects 2022/23 are formed in Krefeld, Paris and Berlin.



Supported by Bureau Ritter/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, promoted by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Dance Aid Programme.