We are deeply appalled by the war against Ukraine ordered by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and express our complete condemnation of it. This war is leading to overwhelming suffering and threatening thousands of lives.
We call on the Russian government to end this war immediately and on the international community to use all means to restore peace.
We express our solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine. It is now a time to help, to alleviate suffering and to support people. We ask everyone who can: maintain connections with Ukrainian and liberal and democratically minded Russian artists and creative people, support refugees and make donations to people in need. The German Dance Association in Germany will be exerting its influence, having an impact within its remit and providing support where possible.
Anika Bendel, Margrit Bischof, Sabine Gehm, Nina Hümpel, Helge Letonja, Guido Markowitz, Juliane Raschel
and the office