Essays, practices, tools, interviews and a polyphonic glossary to engage in building inclusive communities through dance

Migrant Bodies – Moving Borders (2017-2019) was a project supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. It was an international research project focused on identifying and developing new and relevant actions for the inclusion of refugees and migrants through dance and movement based initiatives.

The final publication is a collection of essays, practices, tools and interviews to share what the 4 partners CSC Bassano del Grappa, HIPP, La Briqueterie and DID have discovered in their process. It is intended to support you in your own endeavors to build inclusive communities through dance.

At the core is a polyphonic glossary – a collection of themes from their journey, written by 50 participants and collaborators as a way to capture and demonstrate the complexity and diversity of the numerous perspectives at play in such an endeavor.

Download the publication here (pdf)

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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?