Swiss Dance Days
2–6 February, 2022
Basel, Switzerland

In 2021 the Swiss Dance Days had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. Organizers are all the more pleased to announce that the next Swiss Dance Days will take place from February 2 to 6, 2022, once again in Basel. This international platform of Swiss dance will be organized by the following partners: junges theater basel, Kaserne Basel, ROXY Birsfelden, Neues Theater, Theater Basel, Vorstadttheater Basel and Reso –Dance Network Switzerland.

Among approximately 150 pieces premiered since 2019, the jury has selected twelve remarkable Swiss dance productions. A special focus is on several powerful works from the younger generation of Swiss choreographers. Programme can be found here.

Tanzplattform Deutschland (Dance Platform Germany)
16–20 March, 2022
Berlin, Germany

The next edition of Tanzplattform Deutschland (Dance Platform Germany) will take place in March 2022. The festival will gather current and noteworthy perspectives from within the fields of dance and choreography in Berlin. An independent jury will select around 12 productions for the 2022 programme. Eligible are productions realised between September 2019 and December 2021. Besides HAU Hebbel am Ufer, jury members include the journalist and researcher Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, dramaturg Matthias Quabbe, culture journalist and theatre critic Melanie Suchy, and scientist, cultural activist and dramaturge Ana Vujanović.

More information about the programme is available here.

Czech Dance Platform
24–26 April, 2022 
Prague, Czech Republic

The Czech Dance Platform, which presents the most interesting performances produced on the Czech dance scene every year, is popular not only with the public, but primarily with domestic and international professionals. The Platform is a great opportunity for networking, as it encourages close international and national contacts and subsequent collaboration.

Each year, the Programming Council made up of independent dance professionals (critics, curators, producers, artists and others) selects around 10 of the most interesting performances from the past year. More information can be found on CDP website.

Bulgarian Dance Platform
11—14 May, 2022
Sofia, Bulgaria

The third Bulgarian Dance Platform is part of the #15 edition of the Antistatic Sofia International Festival for contemporary dance and performance. Organizers invite public to see a collection of 14 choreographic works performed by selected independent dance artists, who are exploring the boundaries of choreography and movement and aim to challenge aesthetics and forms. More information here.

Baltic Dance Platform
19—21 May, 2022
Tallinn, Estonia

The second Baltic Dance Platform will be hosted by the Estonian contemporary dance platform Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava on May 19-21, 2022 in Tallinn. Baltic Dance Platform platform is an event, curated by three Baltic states, where Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian new dance works are presented, and artists meet with performing art experts from all around the world. More information here.

Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform
29 June — 3 July, 2022
Helsinki, Finland

postoponed from 9-13 February

Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform presents both emerging and established names of Nordic contemporary dance and choreography to professionals from all over the world. The artistic programme of Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 consists of more than 20 performances on stage and 15 More More More pitch presentations. The full programme is published on Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform's website.

The internationale tanzmesse nrw
31 August–3 September, 2022
Düsseldorf, Germany

The internationale tanzmesse nrw is organised by nrw landesbuero tanz and is the largest professional meeting for contemporary dance. As a forum for exchange, knowledge transfer and networking, the Tanzmesse is an important meeting place for international dance creators. Every two years at the end of August, up to 2,000 international exhibitors and visitors come together in Düsseldorf to present a broad spectrum of aesthetic expression and artistic practices. More information here.

Perform Europe's Main Event

June 13, 2022

Perform Europe Impact: for a more sustainable way of touring in Europe

As Perform Europe slowly comes to a close, we are taking a look at what we have learned, how we see the future and what happens next. Event will be live-streamed on Perform Europe's Facebook and YouTube channel.

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Register for EDN Atelier: Meeting Ground

June 1-2, 2022

Atelier held in Athens on June 1-2, 2022 is open to both EDN members and other international participants.

The EDN Atelier will be held in Athens on June 1-12, 2022, co-organised and hosted by Duncan Dance Research Center. The Atelier includes lecture/performances, working sessions, installations, collective activities, discussions and more. Atelier is open to EDN members and others. Registration for EDN members and the international participants is May 18, for local participants May 30.

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EDNext Activities in 2022

April-August

Upcoming activities within EDNext programme in 2022

European Dancehouse Network announces numerous activities for EDN members and dance field professionals (artists, producers, curators, researchers) in 2022. 

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Irish Pilot of Artists Basic Income

EDN member Dance Ireland as a certifying organisation

The Irish Government has launched a new and pioneering pilot scheme to support artists and creative arts workers. The Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme will examine, over a 3 year period, the impact of a basic income on artists and creative arts workers. The application portal will open at 1pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

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Aerowaves is seeking CEO/Director

March 29, 2022

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, March 29 at 12.00 GMT.

The board of Aerowaves is seeking to appoint an outstanding CEO/Director to lead the network into the next phase of development as Aerowaves Founder John Ashford steps down after twenty-five years.

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EDN Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Official statement from the Board of directors of EDN

On behalf of the EDN's Board of directors, president Laurent Meheust wrote an official statement regarding the situation in Ukraine. 

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European Dance Platforms in 2022

Jan - Dec 2022

What's happening in 2022?

What is happening in 2022 in European dance field? Platforms, festivals and other international events.

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EDNext – European Dancehouse Network Granted European Union Funding for Networks

EDN will continue to expand the reach and impact of both its network and activities

European Dancehouse Network is pleased to announce we have been selected for the European Union funding (Network Strand) with the project EDNext 2022-2024. Find a summary of the objectives and the upcoming activities below. This granted funding would not be made possible without the input of our members and their constructive ideas. 

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EDN endorses policy paper

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

EDN endorses policy paper, co-drafted by IETM and EAEA - European Arts and Entertainment Alliance and endorsed by Circostrada, EFA - the European Festivals Association, TEH - Trans Europe Halles and EDN.

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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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Post-Brexit Mobility

23 June - 20 October 2021

Continuing exchange and cooperation between Europe and the UK - why and how?

EDN organises a series of three webinars on the impacts of Brexit on the mobility flows in the dance field between the UK and Europe. 

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EDN announces Forum ‘Dance and its audience’

12 October 2021

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

The online forum co-organized by EDN and The Place & Sadler's Wells will invite artists, producers, promoters, and other dance professionals from all over Europe for online discussions. 

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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

30 June 2021

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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What’s Next in Restructuring the Dance Ecosystem

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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