Background

In 2021, European Dancehouse Network commissioned colleague organizations and researches to investigate key questions, trends and relations and draw recommendations for public authorities, policy-makers and dance sector. 

All research papers, part of "Fit for the Future" series, are available for download.

Publications were supported by DEN the Dutch national knowledge institute for culture & digital transformation and Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.

"Fit for the Future" Research Papers

"Dance and Well-being" Publication

As part of its ‘Fit for the Future’ series of publications, EDN commissioned researcher Jordi Baltà Portolés (Trànsit Projectes) to collect some of the existing evidence of positive impact of dance, alongside testimonials from artists, in order to present a typology of practices and formulate recommendations for public authorities and the dance sector.


“Virtualised Dance?” Publication

EDN commissioned researcher Marie Fol to investigate the artistic dimension of digital shift since March 2020, to analyse the numerous experiences collected recently, and to see what key conditions would enable a value-driven and integrated digital dimension for dance makers, dance enablers, and dance audiences. From the analysis of challenges and needs, EDN provides a series of recommendations, both to the dance field and to policy-makers, to pave the way to new opportunities and
(cross) sectoral collaborations.


“Dance Mobility in Times of Fractures” Publication

As part of its ‘Fit for the Future’ series of publications, EDN commissioned this piece from the cultural mobility information network On the Move and its team of researchers Milica Ilic, Marie Le Sourd and John Ellingsworth. The aim has been to collect some of the existing evidence, giving an overview of European dance mobility before the crisis, as well as to investigate the latest trends and needs through an analysis of current activity. This initial research then allows us to formulate recommendations for decision makers and dance stakeholders.


“Global Dance: EDN’s Work Across Borders” Publication

As part of its ‘Fit for the Future’ series of publications, EDN commissioned researchers Fanny Bouquerel and Cristina Farinha to investigate the key conditions for more sustainable international relations in the dance field and how dance could contribute to EU’s external relations. This first overview builds upon the various existing studies carried out by colleague organisations as well as the many conversation happening in the dance field, and draw recommendations for public authorities and the dance sector.

B.Network in Bassano

27-29 August 2024

registrations are open

Professional days at the B.motion Festival in Bassano del Grappa.

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