Day of action on 13 September 2024 in Berlin


The action day will take place on 13 September 2024!


Dear dance practitioners, 

On Friday, 13 September 2024, we, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. together with Bureau Ritter and JOINT ADVENTURES - Walter Heun / NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ, are planning the day of action "Dance creates social cohesion" in Berlin as a sign against the division in our society and as a meeting of solidarity for the dance scene. We would like to invite you to use concrete projects to show where dance works and what dance does for society to bring people of different origins, cultures and social positions together - also as a contribution to strengthening our democracy. We want to make the diversity and potential of dance in public spaces visible and bring it into the political conversation. Everyone who is interested in dance, who wants to use dance to bring people together and who wants to talk to us and the projects is also invited. The day will culminate in a large interactive dance encounter at the Brandenburg Gate #TogetherWeDance!

Who can get involved and how?  

Dance creators and companies whose projects make the theme of "dance creates cohesion" visible and can serve as best-practice examples of active bridge-building in our society are invited to take part.  

    How do you convey and practice socially educational themes in your dance work?  

    What contribution does your project make to strengthening cohesion and encounters at eye level through dance?  

    Whether on stage or in other spaces - how is community thematized and implemented through dance?  

    Interactive projects as well as performances that deal with the central theme of cohesion are welcome.  

We explicitly invite representatives of all dance genres to participate! The diversity of our diverse dance scene should be represented and seen on this day of action.

Program design

A program of 3 hours will be built from short performances and lecture-presentations. Anyone interested can take part in the presentation islands and find out about the projects in discussion rounds.

Location: The projects will be presented on a stage on Pariser Platz and on presentation islands in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

Stage and technology: There will be a raised stage with a dance floor measuring approx. 9 m x 10 m, as well as microphones and a music system. Unfortunately, we cannot provide lighting/spotlight equipment. 

Presentation islands: A large number of presentation islands are available for individual lecture presentations (posters, flyers, material) and the subsequent discussions.  

Time frame: Your performance or presentation of the project should have a maximum duration of 15 minutes.  

How and by whom are the projects selected? A selection for the program will be made from all submissions. The selection is intended to show the different dance cultures and the diversity of the projects. The selection group consists of Dhélé Agbetou, Sabine Gehm, Helge Letonja and Rajyashree Ramesh.  

How can I participate? You can find the form for submitting your projects here:

We need your information by June 10, 2024 at the latest! Thank you!!!

WHEN will I be informed if my entry has been selected?  

We will inform all selected projects by June 21, 2024.  

Contact: aktionstag(at)

We look forward to your submissions!


An initiative of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland in co-operation with Bureau Ritter and JOINT ADVENTURES - Walter Heun / NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ.