ICK Dans Amsterdam (International Choreographic Arts Centre) is the City Company and Dance production house in Amsterdam. This platform for contemporary dance was founded in 2009 by Emio Greco|Pieter C. Scholten. They have been working together for more than 25 years in their search for a new dance language and a new approach to the body. ICK is built on three pillars: ICK Company (producing international dance performances), ICK Artist Space (supporting dance makers) and ICK Academy (stimulating education and research projects). Since the 2019/2020 season, the company has been supplemented with a junior company: ICK-Next.
As of January 2021, Dansmakers Amsterdam, the former production house for dance, has merged into ICK-Artist Space. Suzy Blok, director of Dansmakers between 2013 and 2020, is now head of ICK Artist Space. Founded in 1993 as the dance laboratory DansWerkplaats Amsterdam, it developed into the city’s dance production house called Dansmakers. In 2011 Dansmakers moved to an old industrial building in North Amsterdam by the IJ canal, which used to be the Stork factory and created a venue and studios for the next generation. This space is now being further developed as a multi-disciplinary venue and workplace for young culture as Podium Noord.