Germany has a diverse dance landscape. Around 60 ensembles at municipal and state theaters, 1,000 independent groups and 10,000 artists work professionally in artistic dance. Every year, dance at permanent theaters receives around 100 million euros in funding, with approximately 10 million euros going to independent productions.
The Federal Association of Dance in Germany (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) is committed to networking the dance scene within the framework of general meetings, board meetings, expert meetings (so-called InfoPlus meetings), workshops, working groups and symposia. This requires an intensive examination of the already existing dance structures and initiatives in the individual federal states and the establishment of contacts with active dance creators and dance mediators. The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland follows the developments of the scene, is present at dance events and compiles overviews and position papers for cultural policy, which provide insights into the very diverse dance scene and cultural and creative industries in Germany.
Currently, members of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland are active in various standing expert committees (StFA) and working groups according to their field of work and expertise:
Expert Committees within the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland:
StFA I - Ensembles and artists
StFA II - Production and Structures
StFA III - Dance education / dance pedagogy
StFA IV - Dance science, archives and journalism
The Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is committed to the preservation and better equipment of dance archives in the network of German dance archives and supports corresponding symposia and model projects. Together we want to generate more attention for the often invisible work that contributes to safeguarding the German dance heritage.
You can find thrilling dance productions not only in well known cities like Stuttgart, Hamburg and Wuppertal, but also in Cottbus, Münster and Neustrelitz. Get to know the approximately 60 ballet and dance theater ensembles working at municipal and state theaters in Germany and discover new productions.
The website "Ballet and Dance Theater Ensembles in Germany" is a joint project of the Federal German Ballet and Dance Theater Directors Conference and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.
Biennial showcase of contemporary dance
nrw landesbüro tanz www.landesbuerotanz.de
TanzSzene Baden-Württemberg www.tanzszene-bw.de
Zeitgenössischer Tanz Berlinwww.ztberlin.de
Tanzbüro München www.tanzbüromuenchen.de
Landesverband TanzSzene Bremenwww.lv-tanzszene-bremen.de
Fachstelle Tanz MVwww.vorpommern-tanzt-an.de
Dachverband freie Darstellende Künste Hamburg www.dfdk.de
Tanz und Performance Netzwerk Schleswig-Holstein www.tupsh.de
Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is in exchange with the Bundesdeutsche Ballett- und Tanztheaterdirektor:innen-Konferenz (Federal German Ballet and Dance Theater Directors Conference), which primarily connects the ensembles at the municipal and state theaters.