MichaelDouglas Kollektiv


The MichaelDouglas Kollektiv is built around a core group of dance artists that continually investigates the intricacies of collective creation.

Founded in 2009 by former ‘pretty ugly tanz köln’ dancers and choreographers Michael Maurissens and Douglas Bateman the kollektiv engages with the practical and theoretical aspects of collaboration. Performing and researching the processes of what collective creation means.

Working with architectural thinking tools proposed by collaborator and architect Michael Steinbusch it has developed a network of production and dissemination formats and housed in the Quartier am Hafen. Daily profitraining, workshops, movement research for non professionals, residence possibilities and a series of studio showings. These all take place in the TANZATELIER.


MichaelDouglas Kollektiv is supported by the RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur

 Photo © Martin Miseré