In the frame of the dance festival “Dancing About”, TANZPAKT Dresden, HELLERAU and Villa Wigman will be hosting an EDN Atelier with the topic “Mobility of Artists, Mobility of Ideas” from 30 September to 2 October 2021 at HELLERAU/Dresden, Germany.

We want to invite you to discuss questions of mobility in dance production: What is behind the wish or the need to work internationally? How can international touring and working be more sustainable? How can mobility in dance be more accessible and inclusive?

Together we will have time to think and talk about these questions in different formats, while leaving enough space for informal (physical) encounters and the possibility to visit the festival’s shows.

Registrations are closed. 

For whom

Dance artists, programmers, curators, dramaturgs, professionals.


Programme (subject to change)

Thursday, 30 September      

17.30 Get Together & Dinner (location: Nancy-Spero-Saal)
20.00 Lotte Mueller "Im/Mobility" (Großer Saal)
21.15 Anima(l)[us]/Rosalind Masson "Occupying Eden" (Kulturgarten)
22:00 Audience Talk: Im/Mobility & Occupying Eden (Dalcroze-Saal)        

Friday, 1 October      

10:00 Keynote: Tang Fu Kuen (Nancy-Spero-Saal)
11:00 Focus Groups (Studios)
13:00 Lunch (Dalcroze-Saal)
14:00 Pitches (Nancy-Spero-Saal)
15:00 Focus Groups (Studios)
16:45 Travel to Villa Wigman
18.00 Polymer DMT / Fang Yun Lo "Nano Giants" (Villa Wigman)
19:00 Audience Talk: Nano Giants (Villa Wigman)
20:30 Dinner (Altes Wettbüro)       

Saturday, 2 October  

10:00 Focus Groups: Get-Together / Structuring of Ideas (Nancy-Spero-Saal)
11:00 Discussion
13:00 Lunch (Dalcroze-Saal)
14:30 Wrap-Up (Nancy-Spero-Saal)
16.00 End of EDN Atelier
19.00 Katja Erfurth "KASSANDRA | Zunge: reißen" (Großer Saal)
20.30 go plastic company "ASPHALTWELTEN Part 3" (in front of HELLERAU)
21.45 Workshop:  Anima(l)[us]/Rosalind Masson "Occupying Eden" (Kulturgarten)
22.00 Dancing About Party (Dalcroze-Saal)

Practical information

EDN members can apply with one member per dancehouse (exceptions are possible). The number of EDN members at the Atelier is limited to 7, first-come-first-served basis. 

The fee to attend this Atelier as an EDN Member is 200€ and will be invoiced to your Dancehouse. You are entitled to 2 nights of accommodation booked and covered by EDN. Any additional night will be paid by the member. EDN will reimburse you for 400€ worth of travel costs and per diems at 30€ per day.

Tickets for performances are paid by participants.

For any questions concerning your registration please contact

Registration form is available here.

We encourage all participants do travel green. 

Contact and assistance

For any inquiries, please be in touch with Engagement & Production Manager Eva Broberg.


European Centre for the Arts

Artistic director I Carena Schlewitt
Dresden I Germany

Founding member of the association in May 2009