Founded on the protagonists’ knowledge that dance must speak with one voice in the Federal Republic of Germany’s political landscape, the DTD is currently operating as a group of prominent dance associations and institutions – regardless of their aesthetic differences, diverse methods of production and specific occupational fields. Dance is contemporary, international and intercultural. That these qualities are recognised in society, that dance art can be supported in its autonomy, that artists and other dance professionals can work in fair conditions – these are the DTD’s objectives in political dialogues, campaigns and projects. Since 2016, the DTD has been participating in the nationwide funding programmes DANCE PACT Local-Regional-National, TANZLAND and Export Fund – Focus Dance.
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Every year, the German Dance Award honours extraordinary dance personalities, exceptional artists and special developments in the German dance landscape. The gala and the accompanying symposium present the diversity of dance with an international programme, ranging from classical to contemporary dance.
DANCE PACT Local-Regional-National is a joint initiative by municipalities, federal states and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media to promote excellence in dance. The aim is to fund substantial projects that strengthen and raise the profile of the art form dance in Germany, while contributing to its artistic as well as structural development.
A central component of the programme is the promotion of travel to international festivals, trade fairs and platforms, to enable companies, artists and games developers as well as producers, gallerists and project-space operators to present their work, develop new contacts and find co-producers and clients.
The project Tanzland funds lasting co-productions of guest performances between INTHEGA theatres without an own ensemble as well as fixed and free dance ensembles. Each co-production involves several guest performances and local education. This way, Tanzland actively contributes to lasting cultural and artistic development beyond metropolitan areas.