Anthem of the Austrian
Federal Ministry of Movement
Affairs is the first Anthem in
world history that was created
to be danced instead of sung.
The movements and structure
of the Anthem were created
out of movement donations
contributed by representatives
of politics, culture, and the
arts in Austria, and is danced
as homage to all forms of
bodily motion. The Anthem
may be performed by all kinds
of human beings, together or
individually, irrespective of
race, colour, religion, sex, or
national affiliation. Its form
celebrates the importance of
movement as a sensorial
experience and fosters wellbeing,
having a calming effect on
those who practice it.
More and more countries
all over the world begin to
understand the importance
of embodiment, movement
and dance as being crucial to
the sustainable development
of society. Similar to the
Socialist Internationale of the
socialist labor movement in
the past century, one of the
main objectives of the Ministry
of Movement Affairs is to
The Anthem of the BMfB
can be translated into all
movement languages of all
people of the world.
CPA Impulstanz 2012
(l. → r.)
• Meinhard Rauchensteiner, adviser for science, art and culture, BMfB
• Ewa Bankowska, guest choreographer
• Daniel Zimmermann, adviser for visual arts and film, BMfB
• Amanda Piña, adviser for choreography and dance, BMfB
Welcome to the website of the Federal Ministry of Movement Affairs (BMfB) of the Repubic of Austria.
At www.bmfb.at we provide comprehensive up-to-date and easy-to-access information regarding all agendas/services of the Ministry.
With the internet being an interactive medium we invite and encourage you to get in touch with the FMMA and send us your suggestions, critique and any other matters of concern.
We hope you find all the information you need. Our staff will always be happy to assist you.
With best regards,
Federal Ministry of Movement (BMfB)
The BMfB is the youngest ministry in Austria, and so far the only one of its kind in the world.
The 9 New Austrians will enhance well-being in Austria by way of transforming typical Austrian activities into sequences of exercise. The exercises foster health and support a relaxed way of dealing with Austrian myths, history and everyday life.
As a result of industrialization and the digitalization of the means of production many traditional crafts, rites, rituals and celebrations are ceasing to exist or have already vanished in the face of globalisation.
The Dept. of Movement Affairs if the Swiss Confederation (EDfB)
In the framework of the “Plan for the International Promotion and Distribution of the Activities and Principles” of the BMfB the initiative for the founding of a Department of movement Affairs of the Swiss Confederation was launched.
Movement Affairs (INAM) belongs to the first initiatives supported in the framework of the ‚Plan for the International Promotion and Distribution of the Activities and Principles‘ of the BMfB with the objective of creating an International Network of Movement Development Administrations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the last 5 years the Austrian Ministry for movement Affairs has been present in numerous events focusing on cultural policies in Europe and abroad, lobbying for the existence of an updated discourse on body and perception in the political field.