The German Dance Film Institute Bremen is a national archive for the collection, preservation, processing and production of audiovisual dance documents.

You will find information about the work of the Institute here:

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Founded in 1988/89 as a non-profit organisation, the Institute supports the work of choreographers, dance companies, theatres, specialist journalists, academics and broadcasters by making its collected materials available and assists in the production, restoration and digitisation of analogue dance videos and films.

By means of a specially developed dance-related database, interested parties can retrieve information about the archived material. The archive, whose holdings are constantly being expanded and updated, currently comprises around 50,000 data carriers consisting of various recording standards – analogue and digital.

The Institute creates its own video productions, develops series of events and lectures and cooperates on a project basis locally, regionally, nationally and internationally with a wide range of cultural institutions.

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Peace pain

[ 18.02.2023 ] We are all waiting for infinite peace. We all hope that inhuman, violence- and terror-spreading regimes will collapse. We fight [...mehr]

undressed. Foto: M. Knapp

undressed. tanzbar_Bremen

[ 15.02.2023 ] Life is performance and to enter the world is also to enter a stage. In times of isolation, this stage [...mehr]

Claudia Henne in Conversation for tanz.digital II [Making Of]

[ 08.02.2023 ]  
As part of the series DANCE:DIGITAL, in the halls of the Tanzfilminstitut cultural journalist Claudia Henne interviews choreographers [...mehr]

Reinhild Hoffmann. Foto: HMH

Reinhild Hoffmann and her life’s work [Digitization]

[ 30.01.2023 ]  
There is hardly a dancer and choreographer of her generation whose work has been so comprehensively documented on film: [...mehr]