Guiding principles

Espaço do Tempo is a performing arts cross disciplinary organisation. It strongly believes in new forms of theatre language as well as contemporary dance, as being at the center of some of the most interesting and innovative experiences on stage today. Therefore, supporting emerging artists is a key part of its mission, mainly in 4 different directions:

  • Inviting projects in residence at our venue and assisting their productions.
  • Organising advance training projects where artists share visions, methods and skills, through platforms that are cross disciplinary, cross cultural and cross generational.
  • Helping promote artists and their work, by organising local events and open rehearsals, as well as international gatherings such as the Portuguese Platform for Performing Arts.
  • Developing and consolidating new audiences for contemporary dance, new theatre and performance art, by programming regularly in its venues.

Learn more in the video below about O Espaço do Tempo's work with residency programming:

History

Until 2018, O Espaço do Tempo was based in the Convento da Saudação, an ancient Dominican monastery dating from the 16th century, on the top of a hill, in the beautiful town of Montemor-o-Novo, in Portugal (100 km from Lisbon).

Building and facilities

Facilities include 5 large rehearsal studios equipped with grid, light, sound, video and internet. In addition to very generous social areas, such as offices and a beautiful central cloister, it offers 14 double rooms and a small, but fully equipped, black-box theatre located in town.

Due to a heavy storm that broke the roof of the convent, the activities of O Espaço do Tempo have been relocated throughout the city of Montemor-o-Novo.

Contact
Convento da Saudação
7050-164
Montemor-o-Novo
Portugal
www.oespacodotempo.pt
info@oespacodotempo.pt

CoFestival 2020

Nov 20-25, 2020

Ljubljana's festival of contemporary dance and choreography goes online

Due to the limitations of the epidemic, the International Festival of Contemporary Dance CoFestival, with curatorial theme »The Amplifiers of Voices« will be performed in two separate segments. Between 20 and 25 November 2020, a series of online events will take place and the festival with live shows will be postponed until April 2021.

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Covid-19 impact on EDN members

EDN survey conducted by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo

European Dancehouse Network together with Fondazione Fitzcarraldo present the report with results of "EDN in Times of Covid-19" survey with responses of 38 dance houses from 23 different countries. 

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Tanz in Bern

24 October to 8 November

Dear Darkness

Dampfzentrale (EDN member) is looking forward to see you in Bern, Switzerland for the 12th edition of its festival.

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TACTO

Next meeting: 3 November

A new co-production dance platform in Chile

NAVE launches TACTO, the first digital co-production platform in the field of chilean contemporary dance, where national artists and platforms will be matched with international programmers.

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Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.

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Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?

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EDN joins Perform Europe

Join Perform Europe’s online Opening Event on 28 January at 14:00 CET

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.

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Emerging Encounters Canada

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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Communication Strategies

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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Dance Connect

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

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Rencontres in Montreal

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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Encounter Balkans

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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Outreach Chile

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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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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