For many dance ensembles, companies and independent cultural producers, platforms, fairs and festivals are important places to meet, to initiate new contacts, guest performance agreements and possible co-productions.
Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is committed at various levels to the international networking of the German dance scenes and has launched several initiatives and funding projects in recent years to finance travel for producers and directors of dance ensembles and to initiate spaces for encounter and dialogue.
The project "Tanz aus Deutschland / Dance Update Germany" is currently underway. In cooperation with various partners, the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland will be present at the International Dance Fair NRW (Düsseldorf, Germany) 2022 and at the festival CINARS (Montreal, Canada).
The German Dance Association was the sponsor of the pilot project "Export Promotion in the Market for the Performing Arts - Focus on Dance," which was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). The goal of the program was to strengthen the visibility of contemporary dance produced in Germany, especially by supporting networking activities. Funding was provided for participation in dance fairs, platforms and festivals in Germany, Europe and internationally, as well as for coaching and the establishment of a media presence for German dance ensembles via Internet portals and websites. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the project was in part postponed and extended till 2022.
The Media Library for Dance and Theater is situated at the Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, and is a project of the ITI Zentrum Deutschland (Internationale Theater Inistitute) and a place for artistic research and discussion on cultural-political and technological developments in dance and theater.