While the global lockdown is putting many activities of the dance sector on hold, artists and venues are connecting online. You can be a professional dancer or trying to find creative ways to be active at home - more and more resources are available every day.

In the sections below you can find an overview of video platforms, projects, dance publications and more. Resources from our members are marked with an *.

Please feel free to email us to share links you know about - let's make this list grow together!

Updates are listed in bold. Last update on 2 April.

Special section for artists

Emergency resources information pages

Worth noting this special open call for South-East England.

Coronavirus in the dance sector

  • Tanznetz.de provides an overview of online developments from the dance sector. The overview is regularly updated (in German).
  • Dancing Alone Together aims to be a central resource for the dance world during this time of “social distancing” - 3 sections on MOVE, CREATE, WATCH
  • "Digital Body: how can dance and choreography exist in a purely digital form?" An exploration by Alexander Whitley, London-based choreographer.
Performances online

Online programming

From 1-day exclusives to online video platforms and festivals, dance performances are coming to you! Check here below a "first" selection:

Interesting also to look back at the 2017 edition of Repères, the dance magazine of La Briqueterie* on Video-dance - in french only.

Online classes

Classes for all levels

And just a reminder: DANCE IS HEALTHY! If you need any proof of this, check the ARTE video in German, French, Polish and Spanish.

Other initiatives

Join in these special initiatives

  • Take part in the project Animal Kingdom, an initiation between Numeridanse and Akram Khan Company: "Forget the public outdoor places for now and escape to your living room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, garden ... and bring to light your animal kingdom, solo, with family or with your roommates." Send in your video before 13 September.
  • Keren Rosenberg (associated artist Dansmakers Amsterdam*) proposes to join her and other dancers 2xweek via instagram
  • Rosas danst Rosas: follow the intro videos of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Samantha van Wissen, and then do your version - see the short video below too!
  • Brakkesnakk, an initiative of Ines Belli and Louis Schou supported by Dansens Hus Oslo* to promote online content on Facebook (from classes to reading groups, lectures and performances) - more info here in Norwegian
  • Dance Base* proposes Bush Hartshorn Online Surgeries (for Edinburgh & Scottish artists in priority)
Listen here!

Radios online

Artists' words

Blogs from houses & artists

These blogs are in written and/or video formats.

Magazines & more

Readings on contemporary dance

Larger projects

Projects on contemporary dance

Events & meetings

Upcoming events

Digitally or in person, mark these dance & performing arts events in your calendars for the months to come!

  • Spring Forward festival comes to your home on 24-26 April! Announcement here, more details to follow!
  • IETM meeting in Tromso will happen online on Thursday, 30 April, between 12:00 - 13:30 CET
  • Circostrada Lab#5 Manchester (UK) on leadership, equality and advocacy in the Outdoor Arts and Circus sectors will happen online  (details on participation to be published later)
  • Dance Week Festival Zagreb, organised by HIPP*, 4-12 June
  • Czech Dance Platform, organised by Tanec Praha*, postponed to 24-27 November

Picture: Nepřestávej by Tereza Hradilková (2018). Dramaturgy: Lukáš Jiřička. Costume: Marjetka Kürner Kalous. (c) Divaldo Ponec

EDN Carte Blanche Artist Exchange

August 18-21, 2022

The exchange of artistic practices in Bassano del Grappa

Between August 18-21, 2022, CSC Bassano del Grappa will host the Carte Blanche Artist Exchange. EDN members are invited to register for participation and travel support of their associated artists, producers and programmers.

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EDN Atelier: Tools for Transformation

July 7-8, 2022

Atelier held in Dresden between July 7-8, 2022 is open to both EDN members and other international participants.

The event will take place at HELLERAU European Center for the Arts, Dresden and will include workshops, lectures, working groups, networking and performances. Registration deadline is June 15, 2022.

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Seminar Equity in Dance Production

July 1, 2022

What are we doing and what are we missing?

EDN organizes a seminar on equity and dance production, taking place live at Theatre Museum, Helsinki in the context the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform 2022 on July 1, 2022 between 13:30-14:30 PM (Helsinki time) with live stream for online audience.

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EDN Forum: EDN Think-In in Barcelona

June 28-29, 2022

Research and Advocacy Meeting and General Assembly of EDN members

EDN Think-In and General Assembly will take place in Barcelona on June 28-29, 2022, hosted by Mercat de les Flors during the Grec Festival. The Think-In will also be the opportunity for the members to actively contribute to EDNext’s campaign during a Research and Advocacy Meeting. 

EDN Think-In and General Assembly in Barcelona is for EDN members only.

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Perform Europe's Impact 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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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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