From the legacy of the avant-gardes of the 1970s and in the field of tension between dance, theatre and the visual arts, new forms of performing arts have developed that have increasingly differentiated themselves since the 1990s and can best be captured by the term free performance and choreography. New performance venues, festivals and training programmes have been and are being founded within the framework of this aesthetic movement (the most recent example is the Master Choreography and Performance degree programme) and choreography is thus increasingly becoming an essential driver of the entire artistic field.

Works from this environment are often characterised by historically critical and media-reflective practices,  which are less interested in the development of techniques and institutions (ensembles, groups, houses), but rather focus on the ongoing development of new forms and formats  of artistic working. They work in a process-oriented way and in the interest of artistic knowledge,  so that the mediation to spectators becomes more important than the sole concentration on an artistic end product..

Because performance and choreography are particularly exposed to issues of representation, artists can explore this field experimentally,  and thus work on issues that are of utmost relevance to society as a whole.

For these questions, ID Frankfurt often develops discussion series, workshops, lectures and conferences in cooperation with other cultural institutions.