The TANZMOTO DANCE COMPANY was founded in 2003 by choreographer, dancer and dance teacher Mohan C. Thomas from Essen. Its multimedia productions received very positive feedback from the audience and experts alike. This encouraged Thomas to go ahead with the company and to develop further activities with the dancers. Their work became increasingly professional and the company received more and more publicity. It was invited to numerous culture festivals and has become firmly established in the cultural scene in North Rhine-Westphalia and beyond.

Over the last few years, the company has received invitations from internationally renowned organisations. For example, in 2004 the TANZMOTO DANCE COMPANY performed their production “Orientation” in the Joyce Soho Theatre in New York. In 2007 it performed “Zeit rennt” in Bucaramanga (Colombia).

The TANZMOTO DANCE COMPANY is one of the most important dance companies in North Rhine-Westphalia and a regular guest at important events and prestigious festivals in the region, e. g. the 2005 World Youth Day in the Neuss city hall, the “Orientale” festival in 2004 and “Take Off” in 2006 in the Tanzhaus NRW in Düsseldorf. In 2010 it performed as part of the Capital of Culture event “Local Heros” in Marl.

The company’s social commitment is visible not only on but also off the stage. Under the MOVING SCHOOL concept, the dancers offer regular dance education projects for children, teenagers and adults in Germany and abroad. International workshops, for instance a teacher training session in Palestine in 2012, are also part of their numerous activities.

The frequent collaboration with internationally outstanding choreographers such as Sasha Waltz and Royston Maldoom furthermore stands testament to the high calibre of the company members. Between 2002 and 2008, several dancers participated in the production “noBody” by Sasha Waltz. Since taking part in a joint education project, the dancers have been in constant dialogue with Royston Maldoom.

Through their participation in the TANZMOTO productions, numerous dancers have already been trained and are now working successfully in acclaimed companies or as soloists. These include, among others, Rita Aozane Bilibio, who has already worked with Pina Bausch, Sasha Waltz and the Forsythe Company, and Carlos Martinez Paz, who now dances with “La Fura dels Baus”. Thus the company has a very good network of experienced and successful professional dancers who can also be involved in performances and projects.