Focus on contemporary dance

Nomad Dance Academy and Kino Šiška with the support of the City of Ljubljana and numerous local and international partners invited key art professionals and city representatives to attend a three-day conference on an international network of residencies in the field of contemporary performing arts, with special focus on contemporary dance.

Purpose of the conference is to build a network of residencies in South-East Europe as a model of institutionalized and decentralized center for contemporary dance.

Find the full programme here: www.kinosiska.si.

EDN supported this first convention with the active participation of two board members, Pia Krämer (O Espaço do Tempo) and Paul-Eric Labrosse (La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse Occitanie).

At this occasion, EDN President Pia Krämer was interviewed on Slovenian TV (from 1 min 05). Watch the interview here.

Artistic and discursive gatherings, presentations and professional advocacy platforms

Choreographic conventions

The Creative Europe cooperation project Life Long Burning (LLB) – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe has started to develop Choreographic Conventions, professional platforms addressing current issues of the dance field as well as the field’s place in society. The first convention was organised by Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia in collaboration with Centre for Urban Culture Kino Šiška (EDN member). Other conventions are announced here: www.lifelongburning.eu

TACTO

Next meeting: 3 November

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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