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tanz:digital 2 - the decision has been made

The jury has decided - with around 1.7 million euros, tanz:digital is funding 37 projects in the 2nd funding round.

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Trailer German Dance Award 2021

Impressions of the dance gala published.

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Marco Goecke and Christoph Winkler are the recipients of the German dance Award 2022

Reinhild Hoffmann will be awarded an honorary prize for her life's work. And the non-profit organization “Action Dance – National Dance Association for Education and Society" will be hono

The German Dance Award honors exceptional dance personalities in Germany. At the end of March, the jury (Chairperson: Dr. Patricia Stöckemann) selected this year’s recipients. The German Dance Prize 2022 for Marco Goecke and Christoph Winkler is endowed with 10,000 euros, respec-tively. The honorary prize for Reinhild Hoffmann is also endowed with 10,000 euros. The honorary award for Aktion Tanz is accompanied by a grant of 5,000 euros.

The award ceremony for Germany’s highest recognition in the field of dance – German Dance Prize 2022 – will take place at the Aalto Theater in Essen on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

With this year’s German Dance Prize bestowed on two recipients, the jury deliberately intends to honor two artists jointly. One artist, who choreographs mainly for established theaters and the other artist, who creates his work as part of the independent dance scene.

The jury recognizes dancer, choreographer and director Reinhild Hoffmann with an honorary award for her life's work.

To recognize its distinguished development in dance, this year’s jury has selected the non-profit organization Aktion Tanz – Bundesverband Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. (Action Dance – National Dance Association for Education and Society) in honor of the association's commitment to bring dance into our society. This award is endowed with 5,000 euros.


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Through initiatives and projects, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland advances the nationwide issues of dance and its impact in many areas of society. Here we present our ongoing projects and funding programs.


New Funning Program started

New funding program started to support theater ensembles that work together with refugee dance artists. Please read the press release (in German only) to find out more about the program and check the website: for the latest information. Theaters are aksed to use the formular to apply for funding until July 18, 2022.

HELP DANCE offers refugee dance artists and professionals working in the dance field, who had to leave their place of residence due to the current war in Ukraine, the possibility to submit a request to receive help and support with housing, city administration, access to appropriate dance studios, advice for work possibilities.  

On this forum dance companies, free ensembles, production sites, and dance schools may submit their offers of support. HELP DANCE publishes and transfers these offers, at the same time processes the requests of refugees, with the aim to make the best matches, and actively place the arriving dance artists in the professional dance scene of Germany.

Work Areas

The Federal Association for Dance in Germany acts in the long term as a network partner for dance professionals, cultural practitioners, civil society actors, and policymakers. The fields of work include all issues related to the development of dance art and its visibility - from dance education, production and presentation of dance, dance research and dance science to documentation, public relations and presence of dance in the media. Furthermore, the DTD strives for a comprehensive participation of all citizens in the diversity of the art of dance.


German Dance Association

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Dachverband Tanz Deutschland acts as a long-term network partner for dance professionals, cultural practitioners, civil society actors, and politicians at the state, federal, and EU levels. In this context, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland carries out networking, advisory and mediation work for professional dance practitioners, associations and art and educational institutions. On the individual project pages you will find detailed information about the projects and individual events and workshops.