The Dance and Theatre Prize of the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg (Tanz- und Theaterpreis der Stadt Stuttgart und des Landes Baden-Württemberg) serves the purpose of promoting and presenting dance and theatre ensembles from the independent scene in Baden-Württemberg. It is the successor of the Theaterpreis der Stuttgarter Zeitung, which was founded in 1988 and discontinued in 2003. From 2005 to 2010, the Theatre Prize of the City of Stuttgart was awarded in alternate years to dramatic and dance theatre respectively. In the years 2011 and 2012, the prize was put on hold. Since 2013, the Dance and Theatre Prize of the City of Stuttgart has been awarded every two years.
As part of a new concept, Theater Rampe was commissioned with the development of the 2015 festival. Since then, the Dance and Theatre Prize of the City of Stuttgart and the State of Baden-Württemberg has been organised under the name “6 Tage frei” (6 Days of Independent Theatre).
The dance and theatre prize is awarded by Theater Rampe in cooperation with LaFT BW and the Cultural Office of the City of Stuttgart.
Ten dance and theatre ensembles from Baden-Württemberg can participate in the six-day festival in the Rampe Theater; the selection is made by an advisory board. The best dance production and the best theatre production are awarded a main prize respectively.
Following the state festival – 6 tage frei – the ten selected productions can be booked by sociocultural centres in Baden-Württemberg. This is organised as a cooperation between the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft der Kulturinitiativen und Soziokulturellen Zentren in Baden Württemberg e.V. (State Working Group of Cultural Initiatives and Sociocultural Centres in Baden Württemberg; or LAKS) and LaFT BW.
More information about the application, the application deadline and the programme, as well as the “Best Of” tour can be found here.