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EDN General Meeting & EDNext Activities Webinar

26 Jan 2023 to 27 Jan 2023

For EDN members only

EDN General Meeting & EDNext Activities Webinar on 26 & 27 January 2023 is an annual online meeting of the European Dancehouse Network.

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Campaign

EDNext Sustainability Campaign

07 Oct 2022 to 20 Dec 2022

EDNext 2022 special focus on environmental sustainability in relation to the contemporary dance

EDN campaign presents concrete actions and ideas to engage the contemporary dance sector in Europe, its advocates, funders and stakeholders, in a shared movement towards a sustainable future.

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Forum

How Can We Move? Ecological Perspectives on Contemporary Dance

14 Nov 2022 to 14 Nov 2022

EDN Conference

EDN's annual online conference brought together artists, dance practitioners and researchers to discuss environmental sustainability in the context of contemporary dance. We invite you to watch the video recording, read short report and download the EDN research publication.

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Seminar

EDN Seminar: Exploring Sustainability

14 Jan 2022 to 14 Jan 2022

Online seminar for EDN members only

EDN office and Board of Directors organized a seminar for EDN members on the theme of sustainability, taking place online on 14 January 2022.

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Seminar

Equity in Dance Production

01 Jul 2022 to 01 Jul 2022

What are we doing and what are we missing?

EDN and The Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform organized a seminar on equity and dance production, taking place live at Theatre Museum, Helsinki in the context the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform 2022 on July 1, 2022 between 13:30-14:30 PM (Helsinki time) with live stream for online audience.  

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Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche Staff Exchange

01 May 2022 to 30 Nov 2022

For all professionals of the dancehouses

Meet your peers! EDN offers the possibility for its members to visit other dancehouses; an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, an informal insight into production and artistic processes, a new know-how and knowledge. Register by April 27, 2022.

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Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche Artist Exchange

18 Aug 2022 to 21 Aug 2022

Carte Blanche Artist Exchange 2022 in Bassano

Between 18-21 August 2022 CSC Bassano del Grappa hosted the Carte Blanche Artist Exchange. EDN members were invited to register for participation and travel support of their associated artists, producers and programmers. Registrations were open to both EDN and non-EDN members. 

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Forum

EDN Think-In in Barcelona

28 Jun 2022 to 29 Jun 2022

Research and Advocacy Meeting and General Assembly of EDN members.

EDN Think-In and General Assembly took place in Barcelona on June 28-29, 2022, hosted by Mercat de les Flors during the Grec Festival. The Think-In was also the opportunity for the members to actively contribute to EDNext’s campaign during a Research and Advocacy Meeting. 

EDN Think-In and General Assembly in Barcelona was for EDN members only.

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Atelier

EDN Atelier: Tools for Transformation

07 Jul 2022 to 08 Jul 2022

The environmental and sustainability questions and artistic practices in connection to climate change

The EDN Atelier took place on July 7-8, 2022 in Dresden. Atelier was opened to EDN members and others. 

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Atelier

EDN Atelier: Moving Ground

01 Jun 2022 to 02 Jun 2022

The theme of sustainability from the perspective of artistic practice

The EDN Atelier was held in Athens on June 1-2, 2022, co-organised and hosted by Duncan Dance Research Center. Atelier was open to EDN members and others.

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Atelier

EDN Atelier: Breaking the Habits: Rebuilding Sustainability

10 May 2022 to 11 May 2022

The theme of sustainability from an institutional production perspective

The EDN Atelier was held in Sofia on May 10-11, 2022, and it coincided with Bulgarian Dance Platform, followed by Antistatic- international contemporary dance festival (Sofia) and One Dance Week Festival (Plovdiv). The atelier was opened to EDN members and others.

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Encounter

EDN Encounter: Support for the Ukrainian Dance Community

25 Apr 2022 to 25 Apr 2022

What can we do? Listen, share and exchange information and initiatives

The event took place within the Czech Dance Platform, April 24-26, 2022, in Prague, hosted by Tanec Praha. In addition to the live gathering, the event was live-streamed on April 25, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. (CET, Prague time). The event was opened to EDN members and others. 

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Forum

Are you here? Dance and its audience

12 Oct 2021 to 12 Oct 2021

Online Forum co-organized by The Place & Sadler’s Wells

The online forum co-organized by EDN and The Place & Sadler's Wells invited artists, producers, promoters, and other dance professionals from all over Europe for online discussions.

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Atelier

Mobility of Artists, Mobility of Ideas

30 Sep 2021 to 02 Oct 2021

In the frame of the dance festival “Dancing About”, TANZPAKT Dresden, HELLERAU and Villa Wigman hosted an EDN Atelier

The Atelier joined around 25 dance artists, performers, curators, programmers and professionals.

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Carte Blanche

EDN Carte Blanche for Communication Teams

21 May 2021 to 29 Oct 2021

online format

Throughout the crisis, dance houses’ communication, PR and marketing teams have been in the eye of the storm: constantly adapting, conveying cancelation and postponing messages, experimenting with live streaming and promoting online experiences… The challenges have been numerous and EDN offers a new informal and recurring online gathering for EDN members’ staff to share experiences, exchange solutions, dos and don’ts, tips and advice.

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Carte Blanche

Lyon Carte Blanche for Artists

30 Aug 2021 to 01 Sep 2021

Hosted by Maison de la Danse, Lyon (France) in the framework of Cellule d´Essai

EDN members’ associated artists were invited to join the artistic research session Cellule d’Essai, at Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France. 

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Forum

What’s Next in Restructuring the Dance Ecosystem

10 Dec 2021 to 10 Dec 2021
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Atelier

Creation of Dance Work

08 Sep 2021 to 09 Sep 2021

Producing in different contexts, economies and conditions

With the arrival of the new venue of 700/220 seats in Helsinki, the team at Tanssin Talo hosted a dialogue with European and international colleagues to unpack the diverse potentials and issues concerning creating and presenting dance in different contexts, economies and conditions.

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Atelier

Meeting Grounds

05 Jul 2021 to 06 Jul 2021

A gathering about contemporary performing arts, thinking in/out Africa

Atelier organized in close co-operation between EDN, Mercat de les Flors casa de la dansa and Graner creation center for dance and live arts, in the context of Grec festival of Barcelona.

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Project

Perform Europe

01 Nov 2020 to 01 Apr 2022

Reimagine international touring

Perform Europe is funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and co-initiated by a Consortium composed of IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts, the European Festivals Association (EFA), Circostrada, EDN - European Dancehouse Network and IDEA Consult.

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Atelier

The Amplifiers of Voices

20 Nov 2020 to 21 Nov 2020

The voice in conteporary dance

EDN in collaboration with Kino Šiška organized the EDN Atelier on 20th and 21st November, linked to the November online edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Dance - CoFestival, organized by Kino Šiška and Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia.

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Atelier

HOLDING_TOGETHER

16 Oct 2020 to 17 Oct 2020

EDN Atelier

EDN joins efforts with Grand Re Union: how can we re-design our thinking and our projects, how can we - still stay creative and how can we co-imagine a new, better, future for our local and global communities and societies.

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Carte Blanche

B.motion 2020

20 Aug 2020 to 23 Aug 2020

A carte blanche for artists and professionals

Four days of performances, dialogues, interviews, shared physical practices and conversations about dance.

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Atelier

Online Atelier

11 Jun 2020 to 12 Jun 2020

How to communicate (about) your work online

An atelier organized by EDN-member Dansmakers Amsterdam, concerning the current possibilities in digital communication of and about artistic practices. The atelier connected makers in dance and other disciplines to digital professionals working with social media, digital archive and online monetisation in order to share tools and knowledge in times of need.

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Encounter

Encounter in South Africa

10 Mar 2020 to 14 Mar 2020

In dialogue with Cape Town

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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Encounter

Dance and international cooperation

04 Mar 2020 to 06 Mar 2020

Asian-European exchange at the Tanzplattform Deutschland

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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Encounter

Encounter at TPAM 2020

13 Feb 2020 to 16 Feb 2020

Reconnecting with AND+

Immersed in the dense program of events, shows and meetings promoted by HOTPOT and TPAM, some EDN members, on February 13th 2020, met the members of the Asian Network for Dance + (AND+) in Yokohama.

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Atelier

Creating proximity

10 Jan 2020 to 11 Jan 2020

A possibility of change

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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Forum

EDN in Slovenia

23 Nov 2019 to 25 Nov 2019

Discussions at the CoFestival 2019

At the occasion of the CoFestival 2019, EDN, Kino Šiška and Nomad Dance Academy (NDA) Slovenia organised discussions to investigate the place of dancehouses in the dance ecosystem and to look deeper into the Slovene dance scene.

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Encounter

Encounter Brazil

05 Nov 2019 to 09 Nov 2019

At the Festival Contemporaneo de Sao Paulo

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

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Project

Shape It

01 Oct 2019 to 30 Sep 2021

Adapting performances for younger audiences

The cooperation project Shape It proposes a new model for developing dance performance for young audiences. It will run from 2019 to 2021, under the leadership of The Place (UK).

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Micro and Macro Dramaturgies in Dance

01 Oct 2019 to 30 Sep 2021

Capacity building and informal education of choreographers

A cooperation project focusing on developing the capacity of choreographers in dramaturgy. 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.

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Carte Blanche

B.motion 2019

20 Aug 2019 to 26 Aug 2019

A carte blanche for artists

The second edition of the EDN Carte Blanche for artists took place from August 20th to 26th, 2019 hosted by the CSC – Centro per la Scena Contemporanea. Twelve artists from nine Dancehouses attended B.Motion under the guidance of local mentor Eva Zilio.

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Forum

Wake Up!

22 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2019

Creating space for solidarity

In times when certain democratic processes seem in crisis, the CND and EDN thought it important to take a global look at Europe and the world so as to understand better the realities of each country in danger and conceive more exactly spaces for international solidarities. Giving a podium for artists and groups committed to struggles which are at once societal, political and intimate seems to us to be the best way to bear witness to today’s artistic realities.

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Carte Blanche

Moving Futures 2019

22 May 2019 to 25 May 2019

EDN Carte Blanche focuses on artists

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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Encounter

Encountering the Baltic dance scene

10 May 2019 to 11 May 2019

The first Baltic Dance Platform

EDN Members were invited to discover the Baltic dance scene at the Baltic Dance Platform that was held as a part of the international contemporary dance festival “New Baltic Dance” (May 2-11). It is a combined platform among 3 countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Annette van Zwoll reports on the first Baltic Dance Platform, and on the connections with EDN.

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Encounter

Emerging Encounters Canada

04 May 2019 to 25 May 2019

Artistic exchange under the EDN umbrella

In between the Carte Blanche - Artists Focus and the Encounter, a group of European artists went for three weeks to Montréal for an artistic exchange, following the EDN Encounter that took place two years earlier.

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Atelier

Dance for young audiences

01 May 2019 to 03 May 2019

For whom? Why? How to address the target group?

Those are some of the questions addressed during the Atelier hold at K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie.

Organised as part of the first edition of “Explore dance – Festival for young audiences” it gave to the participants the opportunity to watch up to seven new dance pieces for young audiences and encounter the artists, to exchange with other colleagues on short best practice presentations from different parts of Europe.

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Atelier

The action of Zooming in

12 Apr 2019 to 13 Apr 2019

On the importance to keep the relevant scale in the things we do

An Atelier investigating relations between ‘Dance and Craft’ organised by The Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center, Athens.

The Atelier invited artists from the performance arts, pedagogues and cultural workers to explore, observe and experience a range of materials, techniques and methods of craft and to share and reflect on the insights that crafts can initiate through a series of workshops and lectures/performances.

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Atelier

Freedom of Expression and Mobility

16 Jan 2019 to 17 Jan 2019

Art practice in times of uncertainty

Yasen Vasilev shares his thoughts on the EDN Atelier on Mobility and Freedom of Expression held in January 2019 at Trafo, Budapest.

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Atelier

Gaining New Perspectives

09 Oct 2018 to 10 Oct 2018

Practices for body and mind

In this atelier organised by Dansateliers (the Netherlands) participants explored strategies for dance professionals and dance institutes to remain vital and constructively critical with regards to their own practice through lectures, working sessions, dialogue, movement classes and performances.

How can we take in different perspectives on what we do, in order to remain responsive to, or pro-actively act on the ever changing world we live and work in?

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Project

Dancing Museums

01 Oct 2018 to 01 Oct 2021

The democracy of beings

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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Atelier

Enhancing citizens’ engagement

25 Aug 2018 to 26 Aug 2018

Dance is a human right

Taking a global perspective on civic engagement through dance, this Atelier held at CSC Bassano del Grappa provided food for thoughts and actions to shift the way we engage with audiences. Topics addressed were related to the development of long term relationships and trust, with citizens, towards contemporary dance initiatives and proposals of the dancehouses.

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Project

Empowering Dance - Developing Soft Skills

15 Aug 2018 to 15 Mar 2020

Empowering Dance - Developing Soft Skills is a European project that aims to research if and how the practice of contemporary dance helps people of all ages to acquire and develop soft skills.

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Atelier

New approaches to dance training

29 Jun 2018 to 30 Jun 2018

Dance Training: Is there a ‘right’ model?

Organised by Dance Ireland, this Atelier explored new approaches to training within the complex ecosystem of youth dance initiatives, vocational training and post graduate performance companies.

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Encounter

Encounter Hong Kong

15 May 2018 to 22 May 2018

Launch of the Asia Network For Dance (AND+)

By invitation of the West Kowloon Centre, four EDN members joined the 4th edition of the Producers' Network Meeting and Forum. It provided a new occasion for EDN to connect with AND+ since the Encounter in Japan in 2017.

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Forum

What to talk about?

11 May 2018 to 12 May 2018

Dance in changing Europe and Beyond Europe

Hellerau - European Center for the Arts (Dresden, Germany) organised an international forum to discuss the development in contemporary dance globally. Annette van Zwoll reports on the event.

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Atelier

Authenticity of expression in the local context

06 May 2018 to 09 May 2018

The Post-Soviet Body

The aim of this Atelier organised by Tanec Praha was to encourage a deeper knowledge of very diverse contemporary dance scenes in Central Europe and closed post-soviet countries, the similarities and differences between them and their potential for international collaboration

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Encounter

Encounter Balkans

23 Apr 2018 to 30 Apr 2018

A bus trip through 5 countries

By taking part in a nomadic bus trip to several locations in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria, EDN members connected with Nomad Dance Academy – Balkan network for contemporary dance and got acquained with the potentials of the region.

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Atelier

Artists and Structures

16 Feb 2018 to 17 Feb 2018

How do we transform ourselves?

Taking place over two days, the event organised by EDN, Mercat de les Flors and Graner probed the relationship between dance artists and the institutions that support them. Participants were a mixture of artists, arts administrators, curators and directors from Spain and beyond.

DRAFF, living archive of performance making, reports on the Atelier.

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Encounter

Rencontres in Montreal

28 Nov 2017 to 01 Dec 2017

Connecting with the CanDance Network

From November 28th till December 1st an EDN Encounter took place in Montreal, Canada bringing together EDN members with their peers from the CanDance Network. The Rencontres in Montreal at L’Agora de la Danse focused on how a dance house and/or institution mediates between artists and their audiences/communities.

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Atelier

Common Ground: to care

04 Oct 2017 to 05 Oct 2017

Investigating dynamics of the long-term relationship between artists and audiences

The Atelier organised by Dance House Lemesos focused on how to strengthen professional practice, a clue aspect of the EDN events for the upcoming years. "Audience development is a mindset, not a product or project”, one of the ideas that arose from the meeting.

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Project

Migrant bodies - Moving borders

02 Oct 2017 to 31 Jul 2019

Meet, feel, break down barriers, connect and build new communities through dance

Migrant Bodies developed a shared international research, focusing on identifying, developing and testing new and relevant actions for the inclusion of refugees and migrants with dance and movement based initiatives.

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Forum

Inventur #2

01 Jun 2017 to 03 Jun 2017

An analysis of the current situation of contemporary dance and the performing arts

The EDN Conference Inventur 2 took place at tanzhaus nrw from 1 to 3 June 2017 and analyzed the current situation within contemporary dance and performance, across genre boundaries and in a cross-sectorial manner.

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Carte Blanche

From The Place to Tanec Praha

15 May 2017 to 19 May 2017

Visit of Jessica Greer in Prague

Jessica Greer, Project manager at The Place London visits Tanec Praha in the week of Česká Taneční Platform (Czech Dance Platform) and shares her experience.

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Atelier

Akamas

14 Apr 2017 to 23 Apr 2017

Nature Embodied in Cyprus

The natural environment –as a vital space for survival, for man’s spiritual development and creation– is an inextricable part of culture. As part of the programme of Paphos 2017 European Capital of Culture, Dance Gate Lefkosia organised a workshop and an atelier to research ecological art methodologies as they pertain to a particular contested site located on the Akamas Peninsula.

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Atelier

Working together transnationally

31 Mar 2017 to 02 Apr 2017

Structures, Conditions and Artistic Practices

The Atelier organised by K3 Hamburg discussed and practiced different models of solidarity within and between production structures and artists, investigated possible media of collaboration and explored choreographic forms of collaboration.

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Encounter

Balkan Roadshow

23 Mar 2017 to 25 Mar 2017

A perspective on South-Eastern Europe

Tanzquartier Wien organised the "EDN Roadshow", an activity in order to discuss positions and developments in contemporary dance, structures, aesthetic strategies and practices of diverse cultural contexts of South-Eastern Europe.

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Atelier

ExChanging perspectives

20 Feb 2017 to 21 Feb 2017

How can we alter the norms that limit the dance field today?

The Atelier held by Dansens Hus Stockholm took the form of an international conference aimed to shake up, change perspectives, make visible, challenge and examine norms concerning body, disabilities and choreography within education and the dance field.

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Encounter

Encounter Japan

13 Feb 2017 to 20 Feb 2017

A visit of TPAM in Yokohama

In February 2017 a group of eight representatives of EDN attended a very rich programme of initiatives, participated in speed networking sessions with artists and professionals, developing new connections and dialogues, being introduced to representatives of Asian funding bodies and supportive organizations. This was the first step in the collaboraiton with AND+.

Roberto Casarotto shares his report of the meetings.

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Atelier

Dance & Utopia

19 Dec 2016 to 21 Dec 2016

Imagining and Practising Possible Futures

In this Atelier organised by STUK, we examied how artists and more in particular choreographers, relate to the theme of Utopia today. What strategies do they employ in depicting a possible future together? Can embodied practices play a role in achieving that picture? And how can elements of participation and co-creation be used to further engage the public in this process?

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Atelier

Applying choreographic tools

26 Nov 2016 to 28 Nov 2016

Applying Tools in organizational chart

As manager, do you know the tools and procedures choreographers in your house use to create? If yes, do you use some of the choreographic tools in the way you run your organization? If not, do you consider choreographic knowledge as valuable for the context of running a project?

This Atelier at Kino Šiška was conceived and facilitated by the Artistic Board of CoFestival and the Nomad Dance Academy.

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Forum

Dance Production and Funding in Europe

17 Oct 2016 to 17 Oct 2016

An EDN workshop in Brussels

EDN organized the Information Workshop on Dance Production and Funding in Europe in Brussels. The aim was to consider the current realities of producing dance for the contemporary dance sector in Europe, the impact of funding schemes on artistic practice and the possibilities for closer collaboration and information exchange with institutions involved in cultural funding in Europe.

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Project

360° - Building Strategies for Communication

01 Sep 2016 to 31 Dec 2017

Developing thinking, tools and methods to reach various stakeholders

360º - Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance (BSCD) supported dance artists and makers at all stages of their careers to communicate their work effectively.

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Encounter

Outreach Lebanon

14 Apr 2016 to 17 Apr 2016

A visit to Moultaqa Leymoun and BIPOD

A delegation of six EDN members attended Moultaqa Leymoun, the Arab Dance Platform organised by Maqamat Theatre in Beirut and the Chouf Mountains during BIPOD 2016. The 5th edition of this platform showcased and promoted the work of 20 Arab choreographers from Lebanon, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Iran.

Arianna Economou, director of Dance Gate Lefkosia, shares her experience of this visit.

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Carte Blanche

From Tanssin Talo to Maison de la Danse

06 Jun 2016 to 10 Jun 2016

Tiia Lappalainen goes to Lyon

Tiia Lappalainen, Press Manager at Dance House Helsinki learns about presentation of season in front of audiences and work with video during her Carte Blanche in Lyon.

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Atelier

The missing link

20 May 2016 to 22 May 2016

New models of artistic work

During the festival “Projeto Brasil”, HELLERAU hosted an Atelier which focused on new models of artistic work in the frame of community work an today’s shared economy values. Presentations and discussions from Germany, Chile, Colombia and Brazil presented different models of transnational co-productions and networks.

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Atelier

Archives to come

21 Apr 2016 to 24 Apr 2016

Investigation of diverse practices and strategies to archive

The Atelier organised by Tanzquartier Wien fed the artistic research related to Archiving. As part of the research series SCORES, the Atelier aimed to investigate the diverse practices and strategies of potential and constantly actualized archiving, the archives of the future, continuously arriving, the archives to come. It searched to distinguish tendencies, possibilities and means offered by contemporary choreographic practice in comparison to and in alliance with other disciplines. 

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Forum

How to make dance relevant?

31 Mar 2016 to 03 Apr 2016

Examples and best practices

The conference How to make dance relevant? Examples and practices took place in April 2016 in the Catalan town of Olot. Organized by Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, the conference proposed a community-based working space to generate questions and encourage collective thinking around the topic of relevance.

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Atelier

The relevance of dance

11 Mar 2016 to 13 Mar 2016

What can dance do for our society?

This Atelier took place in March 2016 organized by Dansmakers Amsterdam. It explored how we can make dance more relevant in our society and what dance can do for our society in return, focusing in particular on new audiences, participation and education. The participants were invited to share their thoughts on dance and discuss its accessibility and openness in the light of participation, commitment, interaction and education.

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Atelier

The lonely dance of leadership

25 Feb 2016 to 27 Feb 2016

Explore ways dance organisations might lead

Leaders have ultimate responsibility for everything. They set the vision and direction of travel, inspire and nurture others, and make decisions that cannot always be popular. Other people may offer advice and opinions, but in the end it is up to the leader to juggle different demands, make sense of diverse views and shape the future. Leadership is a lonely dance.

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Atelier

Dissemination and Creation

03 Feb 2016 to 05 Feb 2016

Best practices of international cooperation

The Atelier took place at Cable Factory in Helsinki in February 2016. Organized by Dance House Helsinki, it focused on the sharing of best practices of international co-operation from the viewpoint of creation and dissemination. The main question was: what are the current and future strategies and models of co-production to best support artistic creation and its international dissemination and touring?

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Atelier

Who am I?

11 Dec 2015 to 12 Dec 2015

An exploration of how artistic identity is maintained in a nomadic life

During two days, the Atelier hosted by Dance Ireland focused on the professional dance practitioner informing by questions around identity, mobility and migration. The aim was to explore, from different perspectives, how the identity of the artists is constructed and maintained in a climate where mobility is necessary for the creative process and the professional practice.

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Forum

Meeting in Athens

30 Nov 2015 to 01 Dec 2015

Commitment of dance with the current social and political reality

In November 2015 Athens and The Isadora and Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center (DDRC) would be for the first time the host and meeting point of the artistic directors and curators of EDN.

Read here an overview of the whole proposal by Penelope Iliaskou, director of DDRC Athens.

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Carte Blanche

From Art Stations Foundation to Mercat de les Flors

02 Nov 2015 to 05 Nov 2015

Marta Harasimowicz goes to Barcelona

Project Coordinator / Performative Program at Art Stations Foundation Poznań Marta Harasimowicz reports on her visit to Mercat de les Flors.

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Encounter

Outreach Chile

26 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015

A visit to Valparaiso and Santiago

EDN representatives travelled to Chile to attend the 14th edition of the festival Danzalborde. Additionally, EDN members visited the School of Architecture of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria. Directors of dancehouses and students shared conversations about the buildings for dance.

José Laginha, director of DeVIR|CAPa, shares his experience of Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile.

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Project

Dance Connect

01 Sep 2015 to 31 Oct 2015

A project bringing Indian choreographers to Europe

Dance Connect (2015) aimed to facilitate the mobility of Indian emerging choreographers within European institutions including residency and presentation formats.

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Atelier

Building a dancehouse

19 Aug 2015 to 23 Aug 2015

Development of houses for dance and structures in Europe

Many dancehouses in Europe have been created over preexisting buildings: convents, factories, industrial sites, brick houses, distilleries, to name some examples. This Atelier at CSC Bassano del Grappa took place in a series of meetings aimed at considering and tracing the European, as well as the international, dancehouses history.

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Carte Blanche

From Dansmakers Amsterdam to Centro per la Scena Contemporanea

24 Aug 2015 to 28 Aug 2015

Visit of Sanne Wichman to Bassano del Grappa

Sanne Wichman, Production at Dansmakers Amsterdam, reports on her visit to CSC Bassano del Grappa.

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Atelier

Communication Strategies

07 Jun 2015 to 08 Jun 2015

An activity dedicated to communication managers

In the Atelier that took place at O Espaço do Tempo, participants developed writing and editing skills, found help to organize research and got an update to the latest development in social and multimedia. One of the participants offers a personal approach to the “Communication Strategies” Atelier.

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Project

A Hundred

01 Jun 2015 to 30 Apr 2016

Mapping European dance resources

Initiated by EDN, A Hundred aimed to create a map of European Dance Resources that promote and support contemporary dance and stimulate international dialogue and collaboration.

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Atelier

History of dancehouses in Europe

22 May 2015 to 23 May 2015

On the development of European dancehouses

With this Atelier at Tanzhaus NRW, EDN aimed to gather knowledge about the relatively young history of the development of European dancehouses since the 1970’s. During the meeting EDN members set up a working group and defined research topics around the history, buildings and projects of dancehouses.

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Forum

(UN)Conference

24 Apr 2015 to 25 Apr 2015

Imaginary Relationships

EDN celebrated its first conference in Vienna from 22 to 25 April 2015 under the title Imaginary Relationships.


 

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Atelier

Training the trainers

26 Mar 2015 to 27 Mar 2015

How to use video archives as a tool for mediation

Maison de la Danse proposed a two-day-workshop to share with the EDN’s members its video policy and activities in this context. Contents of the atelier focused on 2 topics: Preservation and dissemination of dance archives, and video as a tool for mediation.

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Encounter

Outreach India

06 Feb 2015 to 12 Feb 2015

Visit of Bangalore and Attakkalari Biennial

The first EDN Outreach took place from February 6th to 12th 2015. A representation of 7 EDN members travelled to India under the invitation of Attakkalari coinciding with the celebration of the Attakkalari India Biennial.

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Atelier

EDN Future strategies

30 Nov 2014 to 30 Nov 2014

A methodology for action

During the first EDN Atelier “EDN Future Strategies” held at Mercat de les Flors, we worked together to reflect on how the network should continue acting in the short term on our two major criteria: relevance and sustainability for dance art.

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Carte Blanche

From Mercat de les Flors to Hellerau

07 Jul 2014 to 11 Jul 2014

A visit of Míriam Martín

The producer of Mercat de les Flors Barcelons spent one week at Hellerau Dresden. Find out about her experience in this short report.

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Project

Communicating Dance

01 Sep 2013 to 31 Jul 2015

Increasing and strengthening the visibility of contemporary dance

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.

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Project

Léim

01 Jun 2013 to 30 Apr 2015

Training emerging dance leaders

Léim (2013 - 2015) aimed to offer participants the opportunity to undertake a personal and collective professional leadership development journey in organisations with a high degree of expertise in dance, both in their own countries and across Europe.

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European Video Dance Heritage

01 May 2013 to 30 Apr 2015

Preserving and passing on European dance

The cooperation project European Video Dance Heritage aimed to encourage and support cultural cooperation within Europe in order to bring European common cultural heritage to the fore working across disciplines with the media.

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Dance Dialogues Africa

01 Feb 2012 to 30 Jun 2014

Cooperation between Germany and Africa

From 2012 to 2014, Tanzhaus NRW led a project aiming to initiate long-term cooperative relationships between several dance centres in Africa (Mozambique, Mali, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa) and a number of key dance venues in Germany.

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Kore-A-moves

01 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2013

Bringing Korean contemporary dance to Europe

Kore-A-moves (2010-2013) provided an intensive introduction of Korean choreographer’s works to audiences in Europe and the establishment of horizontal exchanges for the future between choreographers and companies, structures and models between both regions.

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Modul-dance

01 Jun 2010 to 31 Dec 2014

Artists' itineraries across Europe to support dance art, creation and dissemination

Modul-dance was a multi-annual cooperation project with the participation of 20 European dance houses from 16 countries. Its main aim was to support development, mobility and exchange for dance artists.

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Chin-A-moves

01 Apr 2008 to 30 Jun 2009

Exchanging between China and Europe

One of the first international projects in the frame of EDN, Chin-A-moves aimed to nurture connections between younger independent artists from both Europe and China. Additionally, the project initiated and cultivated a network of European dancehouses and festivals and Chinese dance companies, theatres and performing arts festivals.

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IDEE

11 Apr 2005 to 10 Apr 2008

Initiatives in Dance through European Exchange

The very first step towards EDN, IDEE was proposed by 9 dancehouses working together for the first time as a network. It set out to work with emerging choreographers to help them to make connections across Europe and to contextualise their work for international audiences.

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