GERMAN DANCE AWARD 2018
The GERMAN DANCE AWARD 2018 will be received by the dramaturge and dance networker, Nele Hertling.
Dance Award for extraordinary Development in Dance
The ballet of Staatstheater Nürnberg will be honoured for an extraordinary development in dance.
Dance Award for extraordinary Artists
The jury is honouring the choreographer Meg Stuart and her company Damaged Goods as extraordinary artists.
Artists, dance makers and dance enthusiasts from all over Germany came to the conference "The Future of Dance" in Essen. Almost 1,000 guests saw in the Aalto Theater a unique, deliberately unconventional program of classical music, expressive dance, dance theater and contemporary dance, designed by international guests, ensembles from Germany and alumni of Folkwang University.
See some impressions here. Next year, the German Dance Prize will be awarded in autumn in the Aalto Theater.
In 1983, the German Dance Award was awarded for the first time. With this award, the Deutsche Berufsverband für Tanzpädagogik e.V. (DBfT) honoured individuals who have made a special contribution to artistic dance in Germany. From 2004 to 2016, the Förderverein Tanzkunst Deutschland e.V. took over the annual presentation of the prize and was supported by the DBfT as an organizational partner. An impressive overview of the winners can be found here.
In 2017, the German Dance Award was handed over to Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. as the future representative. This umbrella association will carry out the award ceremony in close cooperation with the city of Essen. The German Dance Award is sponsored by the city of Essen, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, with funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.