This is a list of some of the international dance platforms and festivals taking place in Europe in 2024.

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January

Tanztage Berlin is taking place in Berlin, Germany, between 5 - 20 January 2024. More information here.

Hybridity and mixed realities are at the heart of this year’s TEMPS D’IMAGES festival edition at EDN member tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf, Germany between 9 - 13 January 2024. More information here.

Resolution is an annual showcase for new choreography in the UK, offering artists a platform to present their work on an established London stage. Resolution returns to the EDN member The Place from 17 January - 9 February 2024. More information here.

Purple's 8th International Dance Festival for young audience is taking place in Berlin, Germany from 20 - 28 January 2024. More information here.

REAL DANCE is Hannover’s new festival for international dance, and presents its first edition between 24 - 28 January 2024. REAL DANCE, produced by Theaterformen festival in Germany, brings together the diversity of dance from many cultures and styles, including contemporary dance, hip hop and voguing, combining them with the latest choreographic approaches. More information here.

Marres, VIA ZUID, de Brakke Grond, Dansateliers en FASHIONCLASH proudly present performance festival Rooms. Young makers and established talents offer performance, theater, visual arts, dance, fashion and music between 27 - 28 January 2024, in Maastricht, Netherlands. More information here.

February

GUIdance festival will be held from 1 - 10 February 2024 in Guimarães, Portugal. More information here.

Zodiak’s international Side Step Festival 2024 is taking place in Helsinki, Finland, between 1 - 11 February 2024. More information here.

What Next Dance Festival, organised by the EDN member Dance Limerick, gathers performers from across Ireland and internationally to create three days of discovery and celebration for audiences and dance artists. From 6 - 10 February 2024 in Limerick, Ireland. More information here.

Baltic Dance Platform will take place in Riga, Latvia from 9 - 11 February 2024. More information is available here.

Take Off Festival returns to Cork, Ireland from 14 - 16 February 2024, celebrating and showcasing thrilling dance artists from Ireland and Europe. More information here.

The upcoming ICE HOT Platform will take place at EDN member Dansens Hus Oslo, Norway from 14 - 18 February 2024. More information here.

Les HiverÔmomes, a programme dedicated to young audiences, will be presented from 14 - 22 February preceding the Les Hivernales festival from 22 February - 2 March in Avignon, France. More information here.

The Little Big Dance Festival and Symposium on creating or programming intriguing, enthralling and innovative dance performance for Early Years audiences is organised by SouthEastDance from 19 - 20 February 2024 in Brighton, UK. More information here.

The next edition of Tanzplattform Deutschland will be hosted by Theater Freiburg from 21 - 25 February 2024. More information here.

Dark MatterS | Winter Festival, a project by Lavanderia a Vapore in collaboration with Black History Month Torino in Italy will be held between 22 - 25 February 2024. More information here.

This year’s Onassis Stegi contemporary dance festival is back for its 11th version and will see its choreographers, performers, composers, and musicians with their bands smash it up live on stage, with an impressive parallel program featuring leading figures from the international scene. Festival is taking place between 23 February - 3 March 2024 in Athens, Greece. More information here.

Swiss Dance Days are taking place in Zürich from 28 February - 3 March 2024. More information here.

March

The TanzHochDrei Festival will take place at EDN member K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan in Hamburg, Germany from 20 - 24 March 2024. Details will soon be available here.

EDN member Le Gymnase CDCN is organising the 2024 edition of the Le Grand Bain festival in Roubaix, France from 19 March - 12 April 2024. More information here.

The Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival 2024 will take place in Darmstadt, Mainz and Wiesbaden, Germany, between 21 - 23 March 2024. More information is available here.

April

The Grand Luxe network offers an à la carte support circuit each year for emerging choreographers and their projects. Their Happy Days platform showcases current projects and stage works, including a series of professional meetings and social events between 4 - 6 April at CDCN Strasbourg, France. More information here.

From 5 April to 14 November 2024, Moving Futures Festival will be held in nine Dutch cities. Moving Futures is the festival where you can experience dance by the newest generation of makers in all its manifestations. More information here.

The 30th Czech Dance Platform will take place in Prague between 7 - 10 April 2024 and will be followed by an EDN Atelier. More information here.

The Polish Dance Platform takes place in the city of Łódź from 18- 21 April 2024. The program includes fifteen selected performances chosen by a ten-member jury and an accompanying program with pitches, networking sessions, and talks. More information here.

Sismògraf, the festival that detects movement of the body and of the planet, will happen between 18 - 21 April 2024. A situated and conscious festival taking place in Olot, Catalonia, Spain, is followed by Sismodance concluding on 30 April. More information can be found here.

Steps 2024 has something for everyone: well-known names, celebrated choreographers and promising talents - from Switzerland and abroad. With their different artistic styles, they conjure up a variety of stories on Switzerland's stages, all waiting to be discovered by the audience. The festival will take place in Switzerland, spanning from the countryside to the city, from 24 April - 19 May 2024. More information here.

EDN member La Lavanderia a Vapore is presenting a spring festival Spring Rolls, a hymn to the newfound vitality of human, plant and celestial bodies: a season to pour bodies and voices into public space, a thunderous multitude that bursts like a joyful avalanche. The festival will be held from 26 - 28 April in Torino, Italy. More information here.

Through the Black British Dance Platform, Serendipity and FABRIC showcase independent artists/companies as part of Let’s Dance International Frontiers focusing on dance practitioners from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and Indigenous communities. The festival will be held in Leicester, UK between 29 April - 5 May 2024. More information here.

May

STHLM DANS places dance in new contexts, creating opportunities for diverse dance artists to present creative formats and bold ideas. The next edition will take place 2 - 12 May 2024 in Stockholm and its region in Sweden. More information here.

Join artists and presenters from all over the world at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels from 11 May - 3 June 2024. More information here.

Port of Dance is organised by EDN member HKD - Croatian Cultural Centre Rijeka. Festival will take place in Rijeka, Croatia, between 13 - 18 May 2024, showcasing contemporary international and local dance productions, with a segment of the festival program dedicated to performances translated to VR technology. More information is available here.

BRÜCKEREI is a biennial choreographic development platform taking place in Zürich, Switzerland from 13 - 25 May 2024. More information here.

Dublin Dance Festival will run from 14 - 25 May 2024 in Dublin, Ireland. More information here.

From 14 - 19 May 2024, it's dance again at Theater Heilbronn! Heilbronn, Germany. The International festival of contemporary dance will present outstanding works by companies from South Korea, France, the Netherlands as well as national and international choreographers from Germany. More information here.

On Bodies dance and performance festival is organised by EDN member Dance House Lefkosia. Festival is taking place between 16 - 19 May 2024 in Lefkosia, Cyprus. More information here.

The Bulgarian Dance Platform welcomes you to Sofia, Bulgaria from 16 - 19 May 2024 for a collection of choreographic works by independent dance artists exploring the boundaries of choreography and movement, challenging aesthetics and forms. More information here.

From 16 - 26 May, a new edition of India Dance Festival kicks off at EDN member Korzo in Hague, Netherlands. More information here.

SPRING Performing Arts Festival is a ten-day international festival with innovative dance, theatre, performance and more in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands. SPRING 2024 will take place from 23 May - 1 June. More information here.

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is an annual celebration of exceptional Scottish and international theatre and dance for young audiences. The festival will take place between 25 May - 2 June 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland. More information here.

Genderhouse Queer Arts Festival is a platform for art that defies traditional norms, is artistically transgressive and always queer. It supports LGBTQIA+ artists and art makers who identify their practice as queer and focus on issues of difference, gender, sexuality and identity. The festival hosted by EDN member Bora Bora will take place between 27 - 30 May 2024, in Aarhus, Denmark. More information here.

Interplay dance festival has been a space for dialogue between national and international creativity taking place between 23 May - 16 June in Torino, Italy. More information here.

June

The upcoming 41st edition of Dance Week Festival is organised by EDN member HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance Zagreb. The festival taking place between 7 - 16 June in Zagreb, Croatia will initiate engagements between formal dance academies, fostering connections between representatives from Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary. More information here.

Second edition of the LUGANO DANCE PROJECT is taking place between 11 - 16 June in Lugano, Switzerland. More information here.

Kuopio Dance Festival combines dance, music, culture and community. The festival held between 12 - 18 June 2024 will bring together international and national dance professionals, educational institutions and dance enthusiasts. More information here.

Festival Theaterformen will take place in Braunschweig, Hannover, Germany from 13 - 23 June 2024. More information here.

Festival Grec will take place in Barcelona, Spain. Dates will be announced here.

Camping is a festival and an international platform for workshops and performances, a unique experience offering encounters with artists from the international choreographic scene while open to other artistic fields. The festival will take place from 17 - 21 June 2024 in Lyon, France. More information here.

The Belluard Bollwerk is a festival for contemporary performing arts in Fribourg, Switzerland. It showcases established and emerging artists and allows the public to interact with Swiss and international creators. The next edition will happen between 27 June - 6 July 2024. More information here.

The Festival d'Avignon will be held in Avignon between 29 June - 21 July 2024. More information here.

July

Julidans Festival will take place in summer in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dates will be announced here.

daCi - Dance and the Child, International Conference 2024 will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia between 7 July - 12 July 2024. More information here.

Bolzano Danza is a leading festival of contemporary dance, both nationally and internationally. Inclusion, participation and sustainability are key to the festival. The festival is organised by the Haydn Foundation between 12 - 26 July 2024 in Bolzano, Italy. More information here.

The Santarcangelo Festival will take place in the Province of Rimini, Italy between 5 - 14 July 2024. More information here.

ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival will take place from 11 July - 11 August 2024. More information here.

The 4th edition of Mittelyoung will be staged from 16 - 18 July 2024, preceding the Mittelfest festival from 19 - 28 July 2024 in Cividale del Friuli, Italy. More information here.

The Šibenik Dance Festival is an annual celebration of contemporary dance, featuring some of the most talented dancers, choreographers and artists from around the world. Taking place from 22 - 27 July 2024 in Šibenik, Croatia. More information here.

Dance Festival Malta is a multi-disciplinary festival that strives to cultivate a dance ecosystem in Malta by providing dance students and professionals with a platform for intense training and professional development. Taking place from 25 - 28 July 2024. More information here.

TANZWERKSTATT EUROPA will take place from 30 July - 9 August 2024 in Munich, Germany. More information here.

August

B.Motion Danza, as part of the B.Motion 2024 festival, will take place between 21 - 31 August 2024 at EDN member CSC in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. More information about the festival will soon be available here.

Theaterfestival Boulevard will take place from 1 - 11 August 2024 in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. More information here.

Edinburgh International Festival will take place between 2 - 25 August 2024. More information here.

You can visit the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 2 - 26 August 2024. More information here.

Krakow Dance Festival is a contemporary dance festival presenting new trends in choreography from Poland and abroad. The festival is taking place during the holiday season at the Nowa Huta Cultural Center in Krakow between 3 - 10 August 2024. More information here.

The multi-genre dance and movement festival “TANEČNO” is a celebration of dance in all its forms. The event is taking place between 14 - 18 August 2024 in the Orava region, Slovakia. More information here.

The international festival Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, will take place in Berlin from 15 to 31 August 2024. More information is available here.

Noorderzon Festival of Performing Arts and Society is a combination of a cutting-edge international arts festival and a large-scale summer fest in Groningen, Netherlands. The festival will be held from 22 August - 1 September 2024. More information here.

International Tanzmesse nrw will take place between 28 - 31 August 2024 in Düsseldorf, Krefeld & Leverkusen. More information here.

FRONT@, International contemporary dance festival taking place in Murska Sobota, Slovenia between 28 - 31 August 2024. More information here.

The 44th Oriente Occidente Dance Festival will take place between 30 August - 7 September 2024 in Rovereto, Italy. The focus for this year will revolve around the relationships crossing the Mediterranean between emerging economies and what was once known as the "West". More information here.

September

Following the open house, it’s kickoff time for EDN member Dansehallernes' new international festival, Openings, running from 3 - 8 September 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark. More information here.

Dublin Fringe Festival 2024 takes place from 7 - 22 September 2024 in Ireland. More information here.

The transeuropa festival will take place from 11 - 15 September 2024, in Hildesheim, Germany. Since 1994 the international festival brings together the young independent performing arts scene from all around Europe. More information here.

Istanbul Fringe Festival 2024 takes place from 14 - 21 September 2024 in Turkey. More information here.

The 32st edition of Quinzena de Dança de Almada - International Dance Festival will be presented in Almada (Lisbon, Portugal), from 19 September - 6 October 2024. More information here.

The new edition of MASDANZA will take place from 28 September - 26 October in Canary Islands, Spain. More information will be available here.

October

De Nederlandse Dansdagen is taking place from 4 -10 October 2024 in Maastricht and online. More information here.

You can save the date for Bratislava in Movement, taking place in Slovakia between 4 - 28 October 2024. More information will be available here.

Open House Festival of contemporary dance and performance is an annual festival organized by Dance House Lemesos in Limassol, Cyprus. This year's edition will take place from 3 - 6 October 2024. The festival hosts works from the local and international scene and its main characteristic is an innovative, fresh, and bold approach. The full program will soon be announced here.

The NID_ New Italian Dance Platform is an event aimed at promoting and supporting Italian artists and contemporary dancing companies, selected through a public call. Get back to dance is the title of the 2024 edition of the NID Platform and marks a return to dancing as an enhancement of choreutic language, with the key role of the body and harmonious movements at the centre of the artists’ proposals. The City of Vicenza will host the festival from 9 - 12 October 2024. More information here.

Dance Umbrella is an annual festival of contemporary dance in London, UK every October. More information will soon be released here.

Ciało/Umysł is an annual International Festival of Dance Art and Performance in Warsaw, Poland. 23th edition is taking place between 11 - 13 October 2024. More information will soon be released here.

The UK's Belfast International Arts Festival is the city’s longest-running international arts event. The provisional dates for the next edition are 16 October – 2 November 2024. More information will be released here.

Tanz in Bern, organised by the EDN member Dampfzentrale Bern is taking place between 17 October - 4 November 2024 in Bern, Switzerland. More information here.

November

Bread & Dance Prague, the international dancers market, networking basecamp and showcase platform is taking place in Prague, Czechia, between 2 - 7 November 2024. More information here.

Moving in November is a contemporary dance festival, taking place in Helsinki, Finland between 7 - 17 November 2024. More information here.

Reykjavík Dance Festival 2024 is taking place in Reykjavík, Iceland between 13 - 17 November 2024. More information here.

euro-scene Leipzig festival takes place every year at the beginning of November and presents dance and theatre pieces from, and about, Europe. More information will be available here.

What You See is a multidisciplinary and international arts festival about gender and identity taking place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. More information will soon be released here.

International Dance Theatres Festival in Lublin gathers artists from all over Europe and the world, focusing on a multitude of aesthetics, chorographical styles and cultural diversity. More information will soon be released here.