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Career start despite Corona pandemic

The graduate support program DIS-TANZ-START takes stock and focuses on a sustainable qualification program for young dance professionals

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𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦:𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 - "ACCESS" Next date on 19th of January

The online event series is about creating access to dance for people with disabilities. This event is about dance festivals. What influence do…

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Funding for travel and accommodation expenses

The German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland) is calling for applications for travel and accommodation grants for ongoing and further…

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tanz:digital III - The jury has decided!

With around 1 million euros, tanz:digital supports 22 digital projects by dance creators and media experts.

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BARCAMP  – 13. & 14.10.2023 – PACT ZOLLVEREIN, Essen

You are needed as dance creators, networkers, designers, promoters or even niche specialists in the field of dance for our first BARCAMP

Sign up by July 7 at this link with your proposal to lead a work session!
And here you can learn more about the BARCAMP format.


Ethics Committee of the DTD

The aim of the work of the DTD Ethics Committee is to address experiences of discrimination, oppression or abuse in the dance world. The Ethics Committee has set up an information portal on the DTD website, which can be accessed here. There you will find information material, suggestions for self-critical reflections as well as contact points for networking and exchange. The work on the portal is in process and is ongoing. The information will soon also be available in English.

The DTD Ethics Committee began its work at the end of 2021. The commission consists of nine members who bring different expertise (legal, medical, psychological, pedagogical, trade union, artistic) from stage dance and the independent scene.


Malou Airaudo, Josephine Ann Endicott, Lutz Förster and Dominique Mercy - four outstanding personalities, former dancers in Pina Bausch's ensemble - receive the German Dance Award 2023

Dance educator Peter Appel will receive the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award. The performer with a visual impairment Sophia Neises is honored for outstanding development in dance.
The German Dance Award honors distinguished individuals in the field of dance in Germany. At the end of March, the jury (chaired by Dr. Patricia Stöckemann) selected the award winners for 2023. The German Dance Award 2023 for Malou Airaudo, Josephine Ann Endicott, Lutz Förster and Dominique Mercy is endowed with 4 x 5,000 €. The honors for Peter Appel and Sophia Neises also 
come with a grant of €5,000, respectively.

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the German Dance Award 2023 will be presented at the Aalto Theater in Essen - Germany’s most prestigious honor in the field of dance.

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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.


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.


Voices of dance - the podcast of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland

How did the dance makers experience the Corona period? What did this period of standstill mean to them as people working with movement? How did they remain creative...?

The new podcast of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland "VOICES OF DANCE" portrays in its first season the supported dance makers of the DIS-TANZEN program and presents their projects.

Every Friday we publish another episode!

You can also find the podcast on all popular podcast platforms

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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.