Statement of the Board
Dancing is much more than only a job for us. It is something more profound in every area of our daily life. For most of us, it has always been present. It is important to us to preserve our art form for future generations and advance it in the spirit of the zeitgeist. For this, dancers want to take on more responsibility in the future.
As an elected representation, the Bundesdeutscher Tanzvorstand wants to participate in cultural-political discourse. We want to stand up for the art of dance in the name of dancers on German stages.
However, leaders and teachers also play a part in allowing this. We do not want to express any destructive criticism and certainly do not want to be insatiable. We rather want to be considered as essential partners to communicate with. It should be in everybody’s interest to involve us in shaping the condition under which we make dance. However, the current debate in the international press clearly shows that there is still a long way ahead of us. Despotic manners in the dance world and sometimes abuse of dancers indicate that power within the hierarchy unfortunately gets exploited sometimes. In order to prevent this and to build on many progressive developments, we would like to speak with all partners and associations involved.