European Dancehouse Network

What does EDN stand for?

Our mission and vision

EDN is a network for trust and cooperation between European dancehouses sharing a common vision regarding the development of dance art across borders.

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Internationalisation

Contemporary dance worldwide

A European network active globally

Organising international visits and responding to invitations, EDN extends its reach by encouraging dialogue, being open and flexible to new global challenges facing dance and society.

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Engaging digitally

Dancing through distancing

Classes, unique shows, articles...

Dancehouses and other contemporary dance actors invite you to join them from your own home!

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Screendance production residency

Deadline: 28 July 2020

Submission call for its 2021 edition!

In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne and its partners have launched the new submission call for their Screendance Production Residency that supports the creation of a short film.

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Grand (Re)Union

20 June 2020

Documenting, cultivating and transmitting, relevant knowledge and practices honed in dance, movement, and choreographic reflection and creation.

From being a ten-day in-person gathering it changed into a two-year platform for commissioning, collecting and archiving the wisdom of our fields - starting with an online event on 20 June

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Call for residencies in Toulouse

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Creation & research residencies in 2021

EDN member La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie calls for residencies applications - have a look and send your request!

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Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!

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International Dance Day

29 April 2020

A message by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma

2020 is a year with even more challenges for the performing arts community all over the world. Because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the General Secretariat Team of ITI initiated that all the members and friends celebrate International Dance Day 2020 - online.

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Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

In the face of the crisis, together with IETM, Circostrada, ETC and In Situ, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural sector.

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Dancing your way to better health & well-being

November 2019

A new report by the World Health Organisation

This report synthesizes the global evidence from over 900 publications on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region.

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Encounter in South Africa

This activity aimed to open new forms of dialogue with artists, organisations and dance professionals based in the African continent, investigating new forms of relationship and collaboration based on ethical values, respect and sustainability.

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Dance and international cooperation

At the beginning of March 2020 EDN and AND + worked together to implement the path started in Yokohama and to prepare a public talk, as part of the in-depth events open to the public, organized by the Tanzplattform Deutchland in Munich (Germany).

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Creating proximity

The Atelier organised by KLAP Maison pour la danse in Marseille on January 10-11, 2020 dived into the question of audience engagement from the perspective of local neighbourhoods and social bonds.

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Encounter Brazil

EDN’s Encounter Brazil took place from 5th November to 9th November in Sao Paulo during the Festival Contemporaneo de Sao Paulo. Dance House Helsinki's director Matti Numminen, one of the 5 EDN members taking part in the visit, shares his impressions.

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Moving Futures 2019

For the first time, EDN offered the possibility for its members to send artists to the Moving Futures festival in Amsterdam, from May 22 to 25, 2019 as part of the Carte Blanche – Artist focus.

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Dancing Museums

Dancing Museums is an action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes that people in those communities want to get involved in.

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