A two-year platform for commissioning, collecting and archiving the wisdom of our fields.

Art Stations Foundation, CounterPulse, and Movement Research partnered to create an international, intergenerational conference in Poland in June of 2020 to address this crisis. A crisis precipitated by growing extremism and polarization tearing at the fabric of inter-human and interspecies relations, and our connection to nature.

Grand (Re) Union is a revival and embrace of the spirit of being united in collective thinking, acting, and dancing.

Still centering the generative act of being together while unhinging from geographies, for now, gives the opportunity to transcend ephemerality for a moment. Togetherness for the partners now is a shared focus on this act of mapping.

Grand (Re) Union moves from being a ten-day in-person gathering to a two-year platform for commissioning, collecting and archiving the wisdom of our fields. A curated group of practitioners, thinkers, writers, and scholars will generate a monthly online magazine with associated live online meetings and off-screen activities (and the organisers hold space for localized in person gatherings as possible) aimed at documenting, while also cultivating and transmitting, relevant knowledge and practices honed in dance, movement, and choreographic reflection and creation. The magazine will be accompanied by the book contextualizing the generated and collected practices.

Organisers commit to the political potential of live gathering. They start now as planned with gathering online on the June 20th, and then on every month, then hopefully locally, and eventually, they desire to meet all together in-person across the borders of nations, and place, and time. The diversity of these frames will enable partners and participants to experience and reflect on the potential of varied ways of being together and supporting each other. Partners intend each gathering to strengthen participants in their everyday encounters during the pandemic and beyond.

Online talk with the curators on 20 June

Dancing our resistance. Collaborating on connecting. 

The first event will take place on 20 June 2020 - find more details here. There will be a talk with the Curators of Grand (re) Union - Marta Keil / Joanna LeĊ›nierowska / Julie Phelps/ Peter Pleyer/ Rivca Rubin - on 20 June 2020 at 22h30 CET on www.grandreunion.net.

This launch and the talks will be followed by digital magazines, meetings, and all project elements which will be held in English online.

Lead Producing Partners


Screendance production residency

Deadline: 28 July 2020

Submission call for its 2021 edition!

In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne and its partners have launched the new submission call for their Screendance Production Residency that supports the creation of a short film.


Residency at K3 Hamburg

Deadline: 12 August 2020

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three eight-month residencies per season to choreographers - the call for proposal for the season 2021/2022 is now open.


Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!


International Dance Day

29 April 2020

A message by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma

2020 is a year with even more challenges for the performing arts community all over the world. Because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the General Secretariat Team of ITI initiated that all the members and friends celebrate International Dance Day 2020 - online.


Rescue the arts

Plea to national governments

In the face of the crisis, together with IETM, Circostrada, ETC and In Situ, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural sector.


Dancing your way to better health & well-being

November 2019

A new report by the World Health Organisation

This report synthesizes the global evidence from over 900 publications on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region.