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:

Dance Film Archive Dance Film Production Lectures Events

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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Forum am Wall - Sitz des Instituts

A Day at the German Dancefilminstitut Bremen

[ 18.12.2023 ] What is the TaFi for you? This question is at the centre of the short film “A Day at the [...mehr]

Bibliotheca Albertina Leipzig

Dance archives and digital transformation. Conference of the Association of German Dance Archives

[ 17.11.2023 bis 18.11.2023 ] 17 November 2023
Institute for Theatre Studies at the University of Leipzig
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.Working conference of the [...mehr]

Cicatrices - Narben der Erde. Photo: Marianne Menke

young artists celebrate 20th anniversary | new production “Cicatrices-Scars of the Earth”

[ 16.11.2023 bis 19.11.2023 ] The anniversary production will celebrate its premiere on 18 November, exactly 20 years after the first young artists premiere. It [...mehr]

Ein Raum für Zeit. Filmstill

(Deutsch) Ein Raum für Zeit – Videoportrait über die Kulturorganisation O Espaço do Tempo

[ 18.11.2023 ] [...mehr]