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 Leśnierowska / 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


EDN joins Perform Europe

Join Perform Europe’s online Opening Event on 28 January at 14:00 CET

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.



11-13 December 2020

a three-day online event hosted by Lokomotiva and Oracle Cultural Network

Lokomotiva - Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (Republic of North Macedonia) in partnership with Oracle Cultural Network organise the 22nd “Oracle - International Congress of Cultural Managers and Cultural Operators”, a three-day online event.


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.


Covid-19 impact on EDN members

EDN survey conducted by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo

European Dancehouse Network together with Fondazione Fitzcarraldo present the report with results of "EDN in Times of Covid-19" survey with responses of 38 dance houses from 23 different countries. 


#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.



Next meeting: 3 November

A new co-production dance platform in Chile

NAVE launches TACTO, the first digital co-production platform in the field of chilean contemporary dance, where national artists and platforms will be matched with international programmers.


Tanzmesse Online Platform

27 August 2020 | Online

Watch the recording online

Due to Covid-19 containment measures, the Tanzmesse did not take place physically in 2020. But a full online programme was realised, which you can now find on Youtube through this article!


Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.


Tanz im August

21–30 August 2020 | Online

Resources from the Special Edition

Tanz im August Special Edition 2020 might be over as a 10-day festival, but most of the programme continues to be available on demand: conference, films, documentaries, talks and new digital works.


Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?