Guiding principles

Dansmakers Amsterdam is dance production house and workplace with its own stage, in an old factory in Amsterdam North. As generator of talent, Dansmakers Amsterdam stands for research, production, promotion and presentation; supporting artists in continuity to develop their artistic signature and promoting dance as a vital contemporary art form. Dansmakers Amsterdam offers long-term residencies to approximately 4 Artists in Residence and short-term residencies to a selection of 8-10 guest-artists per year.

History

Dansmakers Amsterdam started in 1993 as DansWerkplaats Amsterdam (DWA). From a dance laboratory, DWA developed into a dance production house. In 2011 the production house moved to an old industrial building in North Amsterdam by the IJ canal, which used to be the Stork factory and is now used for the creative industry.

Building and facilities

Dansmakers Amsterdam has 3 rehearsal studios, one large multifunctional hall and a stage called Dansmakers Podium. The venue is 30 m x 25 m and the stage with sprung floor is 16 m x 10 m. The audience capacity is 150 seated on the set tribune and there is possibility of a larger audience for activities and events with a different set-up.

Contact
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205
1021 KP
Amsterdam
Netherlands
www.dansmakers.nl
info@dansmakers.nl

Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!

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Moving Futures Festival

March to June 2020

Roaming festival in the Netherlands

From 20 March 2020, Moving Futures will travel to nine cities and bring innovative dance to the theatre in various Dutch neighbourhoods.

Please note that the festival is partially cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

In the face of the crisis, together with IETM, Circostrada, ETC and In Situ, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural sector.

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Dancing museums

November 2019

Workshop in Vitry sur Seine

As a practice-led project, Dancing Museums thoroughly documents its various activities. Let's go back to La Briqueterie & MAC VAL for an exploration of the topic of inclusion, that took place in November 2019.

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Screendance production residency

Deadline: 28 July 2020

Submission call for its 2021 edition!

In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne and its partners have launched the new submission call for their Screendance Production Residency that supports the creation of a short film.

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Moving Futures 2019

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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The relevance of dance

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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From Dansmakers Amsterdam to Centro per la Scena Contemporanea

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

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B.motion 2019

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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Building a dancehouse

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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Dance and international cooperation

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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