Creative Agency for Performing Arts


New creation by Panaibra Gabriel Canda

Mentiras aplaudidas (Cheered lies) is the title of the new creation by Panaibra Gabriel Canda. After the world premiere on 12 November at euro-scene Leipzig, the piece will be performed on 18 & 19 November at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf. Afterwards the company will present the work on 6 & 7 December at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona.

Der Palast – Last shows at Volksbühne

Der Palast by Constanza Macras and her company DorkyPark will be performed for the last time at the Volksbühne in Berlin. So come in large numbers to the performances on 20 & 21 November.

Sharing of the new creation by Gerard X Reyes

With NC2024 Revolution, Gerard X Reyes is creating a hybrid VR experience and live performance for five dancers that will explore the individual and social behaviour of wild animals in their natural habitat. In the Work-in-Progress Sharing on 25 November at the Tanzhaus Zurich, Gerard will give first insights into his work.


PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts is an office for production and distribution of Carmen Mehnert and Anne Schmidt based in Hamburg.

PLAN B mediates productions of different sizes by internationally renowned artists and creates and produces innovative projects worldwide.

PLAN B collaborates with artists according to their individual needs, from networking and distribution to the organisation and management of tours.

PLAN B focuses on internationalisation and is active in Europe and beyond.

PLAN B aims to advise and support the artists in their artistic development and to give more visibility to their work.

Carmen Mehnert

Carmen Mehnert was born in Lima, Perú, and finished her studies of Applied Theatre Science with a Master Degree at the University of Giessen, Germany. She was Head of Organization of the Internationales Sommertheater Festival Hamburg from 1994 to 1999 and Head of Organization and programme collaborator at the Festival Theaterformen of the World Expo in Hannover from 1999 to 2000. As a freelance dramaturge, she has worked from 2001 to 2006 with Sam Louwyck, Lisi Estaras, Einat Tuchman (Les Ballets C. de la B.), Yossi Berg and Oded Graf, Rasmus Ölme, Cristina Moura, and Akram Khan, among others. In 2003, she founded together with Constanza Macras the company “Dorkypark” and has since then been collaborating as a dramaturge in most of her pieces. From 2006 to 2008 she was dance dramaturge at the Tanztheater Ensemble of the Staatstheater Kassel under the direction of Johannes Wieland. From 2009 to 2018 she was Programme Director for Performing Arts at HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts in Dresden, Germany. Besides, she is active in jury and dramaturgical activities.

Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt, was born in Munich and studied theatre, film and media at the University of Vienna. During her studies she worked at Impulstanz Festival Vienna and Sommerfestival Kampnagel among others. From 2012 to 2018 she worked as the assistant to the Programme Director for Performing Arts and from 2016 also as coordinator for the residence programme at HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden.


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