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 Atelier in Dresden (Germany)

1-2 October 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Dresden (Germany) on 1 & 2 October 2021

HELLERAU and TANZPAKT Dresden will propose an Atelier in the context of the festival Dancing About.

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EDN announces Forum ‘Dance and its audience’

16 Sep - 7 Oct 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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Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching

3-4 September 2021

Past(s), Present and Future(s)

Discover the programme and attend the September 2021 conference organised by the Royal Academy of Dance to discuss, debate and contemplate past, present and future potentialities of dance and dance teaching. Note that this conference was postponed by 1 year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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EDN announces Carte Blanche for Artists in Lyon (France)

30 August - 1 September 2021

Hosted by Maison de la Danse, Lyon (France) in the framework of Cellule d´Essai

EDN members’ associated artists are invited to join the artistic research session Cellule d’Essai, at Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France. Deadline is 30 June 2021 and first-come-first-served is applied.

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EDN Atelier ‘Creation of dance work’ in Helsinki (Finland)

22-23 July 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Helsinki (Finland) on 22 & 23 July 2021 in the context of SPARKS project

With the arrival of the new venue of 700/220 seats in Helsinki, the team at Tanssin Talo will host a dialogue with European and international colleagues to unpack the diverse potentials and issues concerning creating and presenting dance in different contexts, economies and conditions.

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EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ in Barcelona (Spain)

5-6 July 2021

EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ will take place in Barcelona (Spain) on 5 & 6 July 2021

‘Meeting Grounds’ is a gathering about contemporary performing arts, thinking in/out Africa, organized by Mercat de les Flors casa de la dansa and Graner creation center for dance and live arts, in the context of Grec festival of Barcelona.

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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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Post-Brexit Mobility

23 June - 10 September 2021

Welcoming UK-based dance professionals in Europe

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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New members of EDN

Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and AREAL | space for choreographic development join EDN

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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 - September 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. The second gathering on 11 June 2021. 

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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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