The Bulgarian Dance Platform is a new initiative of the Antistatic International Festival for Contemporary Dance and Performance in Sofia. The first edition happened in 2018 and in 2020 it is time for the second edition.

Initially planned for May 2020, the event has been postponed to October-November 2020. On October 10-11, Antistatic will host an international choreographers meeting.

On November 6 to 8, in the frame of 3 days the Bulgarian Dance Platform will present 10 productions by young and established Bulgarian choreographers and artists, created in the last couple of years.

As the platform creates a rare opportunity to get a grasp of the Bulgarian independent contemporary dance scene, a limited number of dance professionals get the possibility to join the Platform with small support from the organisers (accommodation/free tickets). For more details on this, please contact the organizers at and


Picture: Performance Някъде там и някъде тук | Out There and In Here, Sonja Pregrad and Ana Kreitmeyer during Antistatic 2019. Photographer: Ivan Slipcevic

International Symposium Dance(s) and Ritual(s)

Deadline: 15 August 2020

Contribute to the Centre National de la Danse symposium

Can dance be perceived as a ritual? How are ritualised actions created in dance practices? What are their qualities, or singularities? What effects do they produce? In what way can referring to a rite enlighten, modify or displace dance practices?


Neustart Kultur

Various deadlines!

Emergency funding opportunity in Germany

Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, will provide 20 million Euro emergency funding for the German dance scene, complementing existing federal and state funding programmes while avoiding overcompensation


Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.


Europe beyond Access

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?


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.


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.