Tanja Liedtke Foundation

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation (German: Tanja Liedtke Stiftung) is a German-based charity supporting modern and contemporary dance.[1] It was established in July 2008 in honour of the dancer and choreographer, Tanja Liedtke who was killed the year before in a car accident in Sydney, Australia.[2][3][4] The Foundation’s purpose is "to support the enrichment and advancement of contemporary dance theatre, and the development of Australian/European artistic connections."[5]

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation is registered as a tax-privileged organization in Stuttgart, Germany as Tanja Liedtke Stiftung accordance with German law.[5]

Additionally, the Tanja Liedtke Gift Fund has been established in Australia as a sub-fund of the Perpetual Foundation Gift Fund. The Tanja Liedtke Gift Fund reflects the vision, aims and priorities of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.[6]


The inaugural Tanja Liedtke Fellowship was offered, in partnership with Radialsystem V – New Space for the Arts (Berlin), and the contemporary dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests (Berlin), to an Australian dancer/choreographer between the ages of 20 and 35 years.

It was awarded to Anthony Hamilton of Melbourne.[7] He conducted his residency in Berlin where his project "Black Series 1" was received with great enthusiasm.

The 2011 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship was awarded to Katarzyna Sitarz,[8] a Polish dancer/choreographer with a broad international experience in Poland, the Netherlands, Lithuania and Germany.[9] She will direct her creative residency at Arts House Melbourne in March 2011 and participate in the development of a new collaboration by Australian choreographer Lucy Guerin.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Tanja Liedtke Foundation (electronic resource)". National Librqary of Australia Catalogue. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Tanja Liedtke (obituary)". The Telegraph (online). London. 20 August 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Pekin, Corrie (November 29, 2008). "In sorrow a chance to rebuild". The Australian (online). Retrieved 7 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Turner, Tonya (June 26, 2009). "Building on strong memories of Tanja Liedtke". The Auastralian (online). Retrieved 7 February 2010. THE VISION of a brilliant young choreographer lives on in an award-winning work, offering a tantalising glimpse of what might have been. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Tanja Liedtke Foundation". Tanja Liedtke Foundation web site (in English and German). Retrieved 7 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Lawson, Valerie (April 8, 2008). "Foundation to honour dancer by helping others achieve". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 February 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ del Amo, Martin. "Sascha Waltz and Guests at the Melbourne International Arts Festival /" (PDF). p. 4. Retrieved 7 February 2010. Anthony Hamilton, Melbourne-based choreographer and dancer, presented samples of work he developed during a residency at Radialsystem V which was made possible through his being awarded the first Tanja Liedtke fellowship. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ [1] Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "2011 TLF Fellowship - Tanja Liedtke Foundation - Tanja Liedtke Foundation - Dance Foundation". Tanja Liedtke Foundation. Retrieved 2013-04-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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