BAU Agency Research Project

Welcome to the BAU Agency Research Project website. 

We, Marion Tränkle and Michael Jahoda, are leading this research project (2019/2020) under the umbrella of BAU – Dance and Performance Platform Amsterdam as Core Team members, and with funding from the Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.

This BAU Agency Research Project is aimed at developing a model for a new agency that can represent and give more agency to the independent dance and performance makers of Amsterdam. 

This website is meant to serve as an archive of our research project which ends on 31 December 2020. We are pleased to share our research premises, goals, work methods, findings, agency models and future vision with you. We invite you to share your comments, and participate in the long term development of a new agency for independent makers.

Please note: This website is not a definitive blueprint for a new agency, it is a research archive and a set of building blocks. It is a first step towards reaching our goals of raising the visibility of the independent makers, creating new opportunities for the presentation of their work and developing an inspiring, viable and sustainable agency model that is open to all independent makers.

This website is and will remain a work-in-progress. Updated information will be added as the journey of a new agency and platform develops over time. We hope you will revisit the site and stay informed of any developments.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at


Marion Tränkle and Michael Jahoda

And the Team at BAU