Through initiatives, conferences and projects, the German Dance Association advances the nationwide issues of artistic dance and its impact in many areas of society. Learn more about our work and be inspired to join us in shaping the future of dance.
Strengthening the visibility of contemporary dance produced in Germany by supporting networking activities.
With the campaign "Dance Year Germany 2016", the dance scene has celebrated dance in a variety of ways and advanced issues of content. Learn more about the various special events and groundbreaking plans for dance!
In the 2016 dance year, the Tanja Liedtke Foundation and the German Dance Association in cooperation with K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg launched the joint initiative "Tanz medial" to strengthen the media presence of dance.
The two-day conference of the Association of German Dance Archives took place under the title "Creating Access! How science and art can benefit from the cultural heritage of dance" took place at the German Dance Archive Cologne in October 2016. Learn more about the Cologne Declaration of Dance Archives and further results.
As part of the EU project ITN-DCH, the international symposium ICH+I: Focus Dance on the documentation and visualization of the cultural heritage of dance took place from November 15-18, 2015. The symposium was organized by Dachverband Tanz Deutschland in cooperation with the Initiial Training Network for Digital Cultural Heritage.
As part of the EU project European Video Dance Heritage, leading dance houses, information centers, artists' groups, archives and dance film festivals have joined forces for the first time in Europe to launch the presence of dance in the new media in the EU project "European Video Dance Heritage". The umbrella organization Tanz Deutschland was involved in the implementation of a symposium in Düsseldorf and has since maintained cooperation with the multimedia dance platform numeridanse.tv.
On May 7, 2014, a symposium on the development of possible and necessary structures for dance professionals was held on the initiative of the German Dance Association in cooperation with numerous partners and networks. What can structures achieve? Can structures help dance gain more visibility? What conditions and contemporary funding instruments does dance need? The dance demands discussed formed the basis for a long-term funding program for dance supported by the federal, state and local governments.