Built around a core group of dance artists the MichaelDouglas Kollektiv continually investigates the intricacies of realizing dance productions through a collective process.
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, inviting artists and theorists to research concepts of performance.
In continuous development using architectural thinking tools proposed by Dr.-Ing Michael Steinbusch ( Center for Knowledge Architecture, Technische Universität Dresden ) we have developed a new structure for contemporary dance in Cologne that stimulates innovation and exchange ( ZAIK ).
The ZAIK is a future focused network of partners and formats dedicated to artist development, production and the dissemination of contemporary dance.
MichaelDouglas Kollektiv is supported by the RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur, the ‘Spitzenförderung’ program of the Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen and the ‘Konzeptionsförderung’ program of the city of Cologne.
Photo © Martin Miseré