Communicating Dance aimed to strengthen the European contemporary dance scene, contributing to its competitive edge and visibility within the international creative industry. Communicating Dance focused on recognizing and acknowledging these multi-layered aspects required for cultural leaders with responsibility for teams, funding, communication, distribution.
Communicating Dance: developing leadership, supporting knowledge transfer via peer-to-peer exchange of best practices
Communicating Dance supported young choreographers and writers and journalists in the field of contemporary dance as future leaders in the professional dance sector. It was focussed on raising the level of competence of the participants in the areas of responsibility for and participation in interdisciplinary and transnational teams, funding, communication, distribution and career planning at European level.
Increased awareness among participating artists and writers and staff members
Structured group meetings for participants were held on the context of key national dance platforms or festivals in each of the 6 partner countries involving workshops, individual activities and peer-to-peer exchange of best practices.
The meetings addressed particular aspects of communication and leadership in dance while offering opportunities to develop practical working relationships with European colleagues. Facilitation and mentoring support was provided by external advisors in the field of artistic and cultural leadership. Experiences and insight were shared via the project blog by both choreographers and writers as the core element of research and knowledge transfer during the project, stimulating critical discourse on dance.
You can visit the project's website here.
Led by K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie Hamburg (Germany), Communicating dance was realised with EDN partners: Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa (IT) and Dance Ireland Dublin (IE). Three non-EDN members were also involved:Dansateliers (Rotterdam, NL), Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples (Zagreb, HR), Le Pacifique CDC (Grenoble, FR).
The dancehouses in Rotterdam and Zagreb joined EDN in 2015.
This project was co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.