Deutscher Tanzpreis 2021. The Gala

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland / Aalto-Theater Essen | Essen | D
Dreharbeiten | 23.10.2021 um 18.00 Uhr

On Saturday, 23 October 2021, the German Dance Award will be presented at the Aalto Theatre in Essen – the most prestigious award for dance in Germany. The award ceremony is embedded in a top-class dance gala programme with contributions from classical ballet, dance theatre and contemporary dance.

The German Dance Prize 2021 will be awarded to the founder and director of the German Dance Film Institute Bremen, Heide-Marie Härtel. Her life’s work is associated with a globally outstanding institution and the impulse to capture dance in the medium of film and to bring it to new life.


Honours will also be awarded to ballet teacher Ursula Borrmann, choreographer Claire Cunningham and trade unionist Adil Laraki.


One of the highlights of the evening will be the pas de deux from John Cranko’s “Eugene Onegin” danced by the Stuttgart Ballet as well as Reinhild Hoffmann’s “Solo with Sofa”.

Siham El-Maimouni, presenter at Westdeutscher Rundfunk, will accompany the audience through the evening.


Details on the programme of the gala can be found here [click].



The ticket for the live streaming can be purchased online at the following link: click here.



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The team of the German Dance Film Institute Bremen is especially pleased to document the gala on film this year.