#DanceAndWellBeing
Nov 2020 - Feb 2021

Amid the second lockdown, attempting to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, we long to keep dancing. Reintroducing restrictions in practicing, rehearsing and presenting dance across Europe represents yet another blow to the dance sector. 

Dance artists, organisations, and independent professionals are fighting to survive the crisis and one thing is certain: there will be a long road to recovery for everyone contributing to the dance ecosystem.

#DanceAndWellBeing campaign, iniated by EDN and its members wants to reaffirm the essential role of dance in our societies and in maintaining our physical and mental wellbeing.

With weekly online dance classes led by EDN members associated artists we open the space to everyone, not just dancers. Participation on dance classes via Zoom is free of charge and no prior dancing skills are required. Dance classes will take place from November 2020 to February 2021.

 

Schedule

February 2021

Feb 3rd at 18:00 CET
Elisa d'Amico & Francesco Dalmasso (Lavanderia a Vapore)

Feb 11th at 19:00 CET
Keren Rosenberg (Dansmakers / ICK Artist Space)

Feb 18th at 18:00 CET
Elena Sgarbossa (CSC Bassano del Grappa)

Feb 25th at 18:00 CET
Wanjiru Kamuyu (CND Paris)

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

January 2021

Jan 7th at 18:00 CET
Lisa Mariani (Lavanderia a Vapore)

Jan 14th at 18:00 CET
Cindy Hammer (Hellerau)

Jan 21st at 18:00 CET
Aleksandar Georgiev (Lokomotiva)

Jan 28th at 18:00 CET
Kerstin Kussmaul (K3 / Tanzplan)

December 2020

Dec 3rd at 18:00 CET
Caroline Beach (Hellerau)

Dec 11st at 18:00 CET
Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold (Dansehallerne)

Dec 18th at 18:00 CET
Aifric Ni Chaoimh (Trois C-L)

Dec 23rd at 19:00 CET
Sarah Blanc (The Place)

Dec 31st at 18:00 CET
Connor Schumacher (Dansateliers)

November 2020

Nov 5th, 2020 at 18:00 CET
Ilaria Marcolin (CSC Bassano del Grappa)

Nov 12th, 2020 at 18:00 CET
Joseph Hernandez (Hellerau)

Nov 19th, 2020 at 18:00 CET
Claudia Adragna (Lavanderia a Vapore)

Nov 23rd, 2020 at 18:00 CET
Nataša Živković (Kino Šiška)

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EU action towards a sustainable and fair situation of artists and cultural professionals

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"Fit for the Future" Series of Research Papers

Four publications commissioned by EDN in 2021

In 2021, European Dancehouse Network commisioned partner organizations and researchers to investigate the key trends and relations between dance and well-being, dance and mobility, digital shifts in the dance field before and post-pandemic time, as well as how dance could contribute to EU’s external relations. All papers are available for download.

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Online Forum co-organized by The Place & Sadler’s Wells

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EDN Atelier in Dresden (Germany)

30 Sep -2 Oct 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Dresden (Germany) between 30 Sep & 2 October 2021

In the frame of the dance festival “Dancing About”, TANZPAKT Dresden, HELLERAU and Villa Wigman will be hosting an EDN Atelier with the topic “Mobility of Artists, Mobility of Ideas”.

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EDN announces new members

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EDN now consists of 47 members from 28 different countries

On Annual General Assembly in June 2021, EDN members have unanimously accepted Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and AREAL | space for choreographic development as new members of our network.

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Perform Europe’s call for international touring and distribution grants is now open

15 June - 7 July 2021

The applications for step 1 are open until 7 July at 23:59 CEST on the Perform Europe Digital Platform.

This call is open to all performing arts producers (organisations, companies, artists, collectives) and presenters (venues, festivals and any type of organisation offering a presenting context) based in all the Creative Europe countries and in the UK. We are particularly trying to reach out to all the professionals who belong / feel like they belong to an underrepresented group within the performing arts landscape.

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EDN Carte Blanche for Communication Teams

May - October 2021

A new informal and recurring online gathering for EDN Communication Teams

One hour online gatherings on Fridays every 3-4 weeks for members of the Communication Departments at EDN members.

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Carte Blanche Staff Exchange 2021

April - September 2021

Carte Blanche in online format

Since 2014, EDN offers the possibility for its members to have a staff placement in another dancehouse. Due to the COVID-19, an online format is introduced. 

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EDN signs the "Reactivate Cultural Life in Europe" letter

Culture must be included in each and every National Recovery and Resilience Plan

In the open letter published by the group of 110+ pan-European networks, coordinated by Culture Action Europe, the European cultural community call on the Member States and the European Commission to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe.

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Dec 10th, 2020

online conference hosted by European Dancehouse Network

Acknowledging the challenges the European dance sector is facing, EDN’s online conference provides insights into adaptive measures across Europe, emerging practices and current needs, envisioning a renewed dance ecosystem after a period of crisis.

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#DanceAndWellBeing Campaign

Nov 2020 - Feb 2021

Raising awareness of the role of dance in wellbeing

EDN campaign raising awareness of the role of dance in wellbeing with weekly online dance classes by EDN members associated artists.

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EDN joins Perform Europe

18-month project to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts

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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