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

Contextualizing Dance

13 to 14 December 2019

Dance Dramaturgy as a practice of interlinking Art with the Society

Bora Bora together with dance dramaturg Thomas Schaupp are inviting you to join a hands-on public symposia on “Contextualizing Dance – Dance Dramaturgy as a practice of interlinking Art with the Society” happening 13th and 14th of December 2019 at Bora Bora in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Audience Development toolkit

October 2019

Practical guidance to dance organisations

Aerowaves and audience development expert Heather Maitland have compiled an Audience Development toolkit to give practical guidance to dance organisations, using international research and case studies from Aerowaves partners.

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Dancing your way to better health & well-being

November 2019

A new report by the World Health Organisation

This report synthesizes the global evidence from over 900 publications on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region.

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Artist-in-Garden-Residence at Hellerau

Deadline: 21 December 2019

3-6 weeks residencies in 2020

EDN member HELLERAU opens a special call for artists who like to investigate the relationships between nature, environment and art in their work.

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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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