Ceremony of the German Dance Award 2022

Dachverband Tanz Deutschland e.V. | Essen im Aalto-Theater | D
Dreharbeiten | 15.10.2022

The German Dance Prize is the most prestigious prize for dance in Germany and has been awarded annually at a festive dance gala since 1983.

On 15 October, the award ceremony of the German Dance Prize 2022 took place at the Aalto Theatre in Essen. With a diverse programme and international guests, the diversity of dance and the art of the award winners were celebrated.

The multifaceted programme of the German Dance Award 2022 was presented at the Aalto-Theatre in Essen.

This year, the multifaceted programme revolved exclusively around the prize-winners. Two pieces by Marco Goecke were part of the programme. Lilith Hakobyan from the Staatsballett Hannover danced the solo Tué to music by the singer Barbara, which Marco Goecke dedicated to Princess Caroline of Monaco in 2009 as a tribute to her many years of commitment to dance. Rosario Guerra and Louis Steinmetz, also from the Staatsballett Hannover, also presented Marco Goecke’s duet Midnight Raga, whose title is based on classical Indian music.

Christoph Winkler presented his piece Coming Together to the music of the composition of the same name by Federic Rzewski, performed by the international Zafraan Ensemble. Dancers from the Netherlands, Nigeria, New Zealand and Germany deal with the body in turmoil and explore the body’s potential for protest.

Christoph Winkler’s piece Coming Together is set to music by Federic Rzewski.

Reinhild Hoffmann’s performance Solange man unterwegs ist… (As long as you’re on the road…), created especially for the event, takes us on a journey into her artistic past and allows us to experience her work of the past decades in the present.

The film WE LIVE IN A STRANGE WORLD – a dance film inspired by the speeches of Greta Thunberg by Christin and Carola Schmidt, created as part of the Chance Tanz funding programme of the Aktion Tanz association, will be presented as an example of the work of the association.


The team of the German Dance Film Institute Bremen is pleased to document the gala on the occasion of the awarding of the highest prize for dance in Germany on film again this year.