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A project developing thinking, skills and practices in the area of communication about dance with all key stakeholders in your career.

From September 2016 to December 2017, six dance houses aimed to bridge a gap identified transnationally in the ability to communicate professional dance work beyond the medium of movement to a wide range of stakeholders.

To do so, they work on two key aspects:

  • The partner organisations shared best practices on the topic of communication with international experts through a series of transnational meetings.
  • The knowledge generated was captured and shared through an online publication available for free to all.

Key outcomes

The website www.communicatingdance.eu was presented as result of the project. It was created to assist dance professionals to develop their thinking, skills and practices in the area of communication with all key stakeholders in their career.

Over the course of the year, the project allowed a series of best-practice sharing meetings with the staff of the partners international communication experts and many dance practitioners at different career stages with diverse practices. The result of this journey was a toolkit aimed at encouraging professionals in the field of dance and the performing arts to:

  • Think: this text examines key words identified that are crucial for successful communication in the field of contemporary dance. Go to the resource
  • Use: a collection of practical advice, useable templates and FAQs on press and marketing issues. Go to the resource
  • Play: a modular tool that inspires dance professionals to create and play with their own communication plan in a visual, interactive format. Go to the resource

Partners & Funders

This project was led by K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie / Tanzplan Hamburg (Germany). Other partners were:

  • Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (IT),
  • Dance Ireland Dublin (IE),
  • Dansateliers Rotterdam (NL),
  • Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples Zagreb (HR),
  • Non-EDN member: La Briqueterie - CDC du Val-de-Marne (FR).

This project was co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

La Briqueterie

CDCN | Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National du Val-de-Marne

Artistic director I Daniel Favier
Vitry-sur-Seine I France

Member since May 2018

Dansateliers

Artistic director I Kristin de Groot
Rotterdam I Netherlands

EDN member since
December 2015

Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples

HIPP - The Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance

Artistic director I Mirna Zagnar
Zagreb I Croatia

Member since April 2015

K3 Zentrum für Choreographie

Tanzplan Hamburg Kampnagel

Artistic director I Kerstin Evert
Hamburg I Germany

EDN member since
February 2012

Dance Ireland

Artistic director I Paul Johnson
Dublin I Ireland

Centro per la Scena Contemporanea

CSC Bassano del Grappa

Artistic director I Rosa Scapin
Bassano del Grappa I Italy