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