Moving Balkans Contemporary Dance Platform is a new, dynamic collaboration among dance professionals across the Balkans. The platform's mission is to elevate contemporary dance in the region and position it competitively within Europe.

Initiated by a regional network of partners, the platform showcases the most outstanding productions and facilitates artist mobility, workshops, co-creation, and capacity-building activities to empower dance professionals across the region and raise awareness of the vibrant dance scene in the Balkans.

Open Call for Artists

Moving Balkans is looking for existing choreographic works addressing the social, artistic and environmental issues of our time.

The executive producers of the submitted work should be based and reside in the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Türkiye.

Selected works will be presented during the 1st edition of the Moving Balkans - Contemporary Dance Showcase, held in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Rijeka (Croatia) and Zagreb (Croatia) between 10 and 13 May 2025.

The selected performances will tour the three cities, performing for the general public and the international community of contemporary dance professionals. Furthermore, the works will benefit from the network touring scheme.

 

Moving Balkans Showcase

The Moving Balkans Showcase is part of the European cooperation project Moving Balkans Contemporary Dance Platform, which offers different opportunities for dancers, choreographers and cultural workers in the extended Balkan region.

The second edition of the Moving Balkans Showcase Festival will be held in Novi Sad in May 2026. The second open call will be announced in April 2025.

 

Project Partners

Art Link Foundation (Bulgaria), SKCNS (Serbia), Kino Šiška (Slovenia), Contemporary Dance Association Slovenia (Slovenia), EN-KNAP Productions (Slovenia), Croatian Cultural Center Rijeka (Croatia), Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Croatia), Interart Culture Center (North Macedonia), The National Center for Dance Bucharest (Romania), DAN.C.CE UNITIVA (Greece), Albania Dance Meeting (Albania), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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