Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance is targeting the lack of formal education in dance dramaturgy and supporting it as a young discipline and profession.

Capacity building and information education

OCTOBER 2019 TO  SEPTEMBER 2021

This cooperation project focuses on capacity building of choreographers in dramaturgy. Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance is targeting the lack of formal education in dance dramaturgy and supporting it as a young discipline and profession.

At the same time, dramaturgical skills are increasingly required, as they contribute substantially to the quality of the choreographic work and its accessibility by an audience.

By offering a programme to develop those skills, the partners want to strengthen the local dance communities involved and heighten the artists’ potential for international collaborations.

The methodology

Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance aims to develop new skills for choreographers in dramaturgy and to train a future generation of dance dramaturgs through three main areas.

  • First, capacity building in the form of training (workshops) generating new soft skills in dance dramaturgy, with the aim to enrich artists’ professional lives and open new channels for international exchange.
  • Second, audience engagement through the creation of a dialogue between local communities, including migrants and other minorities. A particular focus of the dramaturgical reflection and tools will be how to apply them beyond the field of dance to sustain the building of community, deepening relations with artists.
  • Third, transnational mobility and international collaborations of mid-career choreographers with emerging dance dramaturgs, artistic directors and members of the scientific team, with a common respect for diverse cultures in different local contexts.

For more information about the project, have a look at Tanec Praha's website.

The partners in the project

The project is led by Tanec Praha (EDN member, Czech Republic). Other project partners include Dance House Lemesos (EDN member, Cyprus), DansBrabant (The Netherlands), Stiftelsen Dansens Hus (EDN Member, Sweden), Anghiari Dance Hub Società Cooperativa (Italy), MARCHE TEATRO (Italy).

The project is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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Tanec Praha

PONEC - dance venue

Artistic director I Yvona Kreuzmannová
Prague I Czech Republic

Member since April 2015

Dansens Hus

International Scene of Contemporary Dance / Sweden

Artistic director I Annelie Gardell
Stockholm I Sweden

Founding member of the association in May 2009

Dance House Lemesos

Artistic director I Alexis Vassiliou
Limassol I Cyprus

Member since June 2011