Tanja Liedtke's Twelfth Floor

Performing Lines – Producer


Performing Lines develops, produces and tours innovative Australian performance nationally and internationally - across genres including physical theatre, circus, dance, indigenous and intercultural arts, music theatre, hybrid work, and text-based theatre. Since 1990, we have toured 100 productions to 300 locations around the world.  

Performing Lines is not just a tour manager: we produce new works, assisting artists to realise their creative vision. We work with artists at every stage of their careers, from emerging artists to internationally recognised names. We work at all levels of the performing arts industry, at home and abroad – from the smaller contemporary spaces, to regional venues large and small, to flagship venues and major festivals. 

Performing Lines has created opportunities for many of the major Australian artists of the past 20 years, including Meryl Tankard, William Yang, Kate Champion, Legs on the Wall, Sydney Front, Open City, Handspan, Chamber Made Opera, Wesley Enoch, Jack Davis, Margaret Cameron and Arena Theatre Co.  We produced Nigel Jamieson and Paul Grabowsky’s extraordinary collaboration with Indonesian artists, The Theft of Sita; and have toured a major body of indigenous work, including Jack Davis’ No Sugar (commissioned by Performing Lines), and the first Australian indigenous production to tour overseas, Robert Merritt’s The Cake Man (1982).


Dance Touring Partnership


Formed in 2002, Dance Touring Partnership (DTP) is a group of theatres that are passionate about dance and determined to bring the best in dance to a wider audience throughout the country. It commissions new work and through its national tours of groundbreaking dance aims to build new audiences, and give people across the UK the opportunity to see the highest quality international and British artists. DTP helps audiences gain new insights into artists and their work through extensive, production-focused websites and interactive online activity. It also gives people the opportunity to meet the artists and experience new dance first-hand through workshops and residency programmes as well as providing useful education resources to students and teachers. The combination of these has helped to dramatically change the face of dance in the UK.

DTP’s previous national tours have included Ultima Vez’s Blush and Spiegel, Australian Dance Theatre’s Birdbrain and Age of Unbeauty, Jasmin Vardimon’s Park, Renegade Theatre’s Rumble, Stan Won’t Dance’s Revelations, Theatre Rites/Arthur Pita’s Mischief, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s James son of James and most recently Hofesh Shechter’s In your rooms and Uprising.

To find out more about DTP and be kept informed about future tours please sign up to our mailing list.

DTP core members: Brighton Dome, Danceworks UK, Hall for Cornwall Truro, Lighthouse Poole, The Lowry Salford, Northern Stage Newcastle, Nottingham Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres, Warwick Arts Centre Coventry, Wycombe Swan High Wycombe, Wyvern Theatre Swindon.


The Tanja Liedtke Foundation (TLF)


The Tanja Liedtke Foundation has been established in honour of the dance artist Tanja Liedtke to support the enrichment and advancement of contemporary dance and the development of Australian/European artistic connections. The Foundation seeks to achieve this by encouraging a spirit of creative adventure in choreography and dance practice, and enabling valuable opportunities for a broad range of dance artists.

The Tanja Liedtke Gift Fund (TLGF) has been established in Australia through Perpetual Foundation. The Perpetual Foundation Gift Fund provides an Australian link to the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. The Gift Fund reflects the general purpose and aims of the Foundation and allows dance philanthropists to make tax deductible gifts.

Both TLF and TLGF will distribute funds through a mix of application and recommendation and projects will be profiled through the website

Tanja’s inspiration continues and is a very living memory, and indeed a core part of her legacy. The Tanja Liedtke Foundation and the Tanja Liedtke Gift Fund aim to support that inspiration, celebrating Tanja’s art and life, encouraging new creative endeavour and significantly contributing to the very dynamic world of dance. Tanja Liedtke was leader in the emergence of a very dynamic generation of young innovative artists - artists who would benefit enormously from opportunities and assistance in the development and presentation of their choreographic art.  More broadly, audiences, now and into the future, will gain from this very unique arts philanthropic initiative inspired by the truly inspiring Tanja Liedtke.

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