A unique festival

Moving Futures is an initiative of five (talent)developers in contemporary dance – Dansmakers Amsterdam (EDN member), Dansateliers Rotterdam (EDN member), DansBrabant Tilburg (EDN member), Random Collision Groningen and Generale Oost Arnhem. By creating a nationally widespread network and by joining forces with local theatres and partners, the dance houses try to create more exposure possibilities for the work of emerging choreographers on a national scale.

About the 2020 edition

From 20 March 2020, Moving Futures will travel to nine cities and bring innovative dance to the theatre in Dutch neighbourhoods. Be surprised by the passionate, cheeky and barrier-breaking dance makers and performers of today. See how the future moves them and how they move the future. In presentations, pop-up performances, installations, workshops, dance films and parties, the audience will experience dance from all perspectives.

This sixth edition pays tribute to hope, not as naive trust but as an energetic look ahead. The hope of a new generation of boundless and fearless makers.

Two EDN Ateliers will coincide with the Moving Futures Festival:

Important: The Rotterdam & Arnhem edition of Moving Futures Festival is cancelled. These editions were planned from March 20-22 in Theater Rotterdam – Location Schouwburg and in the Pauluskerk, and in Arnhem from March 25 – 27 in Stadstheater and Theater aan de Rijn. In line with the guide lines of the government at this point in time, all performances are cancelled for now until the end of the month of March.

Picture: Cold Hawaii – Sigrid Stigsdatter

TDP Hotspots Laboratory

7-10 October 2020

Transnational laboratory without travelling

This Tipperary Dance Platform initiative is an international place for investigation and research, without travelling. A brand new way to work together: ten venues, organisations and festivals across Europe, eight dance studios, nine mentors host eight groups of dancers.


IETM Multi-location

1-2 October 2020

Online & Onsite meetings

In place of a large plenary, IETM gathers members and non-members online and on-site in more than twenty locations around the world - including some EDN members


Job opportunity at Dance City

Deadline: 30 September 2020

Maternity cover in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)

Dance City is looking for a manager for its National Dance Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) programme.


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.


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.