Dachverband Tanz Deutschland is a nationwide platform for dance in Germany – here, dance associations, key institutions and extraordinary individuals can speak with a single voice. Dachverband Tanz develops policy papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany. It carries out campaigns and initiatives and implements these in its projects. Founded in 2006 as Ständige Konferenz Tanz, it works as a registered non-profit association.

As the representative of the German Dance Award, Dachverband Tanz Deutschland works closely with Deutschen Berufsverband für Tanzpädagogik and Bundesdeutschen Ballett- und Tanztheaterdirektoren Konferenz.


Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert

For many years, Prof. Dr. Lammert has provided the award and its previous representative, Förderverein Tanzkunst Deutschland, with his interest and support. Now, the Norbert-Lammert-Stiftung has again granted the dance award FUTURE with a donation.

From 1980 to 2017, he was member of the German Bundestag, and from the 18th of October to the 14th of October, he was president of the German Bundestag.

It is a great honour that the German Dance Award will be sponsored by someone so greatly valued in politics and in society.

Curriculum Vitae




The committee supports the award’s representative in the concept formulation and long-term organisation of the German Dance Award. It discusses and sets conceptual principals and names the jury based on suggestions from the award’s representative. The committee supports the representative in the communication of the prize in cultural policy and society.

Permanent members of the committee are:

Various individuals from the culture sector, society and the city of Essen’s cultural life will become honorary members of the committee for a duration of four years.