mechtild tellmann | cultural management

cultural producer/office for contemporary dance and circus

Johannisstraße 47
D-50668 Köln

Phone: +49 221 997150-20


In 2008, the graduate cultural manager founded the cultural office with a focus on artist management, public relations and production organization/management for contemporary dance, contemporary circus and experimental theater, as well as congresses and branch-related events.

Since 2013 responsible for company management and public relations for Overhead Project, Cologne and from 2010-2023 also for CocoonDance, Bonn.

2010 foundation of the tanz.tausch – tanz und performance festival/network and since then also artistic and organisational direction of the of the festivals in Cologne and rural areas in NRW.

“Rethinking Funding Practices in Dance I, II, III” on behalf of the Kunststiftung NRW 2016 and 2018 at the international dance fair nrw, Düsseldorf and in Sept. 2019 at the Haus der Stiftungen, Düsseldorf in the context of the 30th anniversary of the foundation

From 2017-2022 design and project management of the biennial “Flausen Kongress” on behalf of the Freie Werkstatt Theater Köln und flausen+.

2018 founding of the label 6sterne produktion together with Béla Bisom (Bonn/Cologne) and Alexandra Schmidt (Düsseldorf), a joint cultural-producer platform in the field of performing and visual arts.

Since 2019 business management and public relations of the CircusDanceFestival, Cologne.

Since 2021, together with Matthias Quabbe and Felix Wittek, development of the e-learning platform


6sterne produktionsbüro

tanz.tausch – tanz und performance festival



Overhead Project




Flausen-Kongress (on behalf of Freien Werkstatt Theaters, Köln)

Re-Thinking funding practices in contemporary dance (on behalf of Kunststiftung NRW)

Internationales Tanzfestival SoloDuo NRW + Friends

MIRA / Tanz Performance

DIN A 13 tanzcompany


mechtild tellmann | cultural management
Johannisstraße 47
D-50668 Köln

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