Open call for the season 2020-2021

Professional dancers, choreographers, dance companies or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea are invited to apply for a residency at Bora Bora (Aarhus, Denmark) in the season 2020-21.

Residencies includes fees for up to four participating artists, paid transportation and accommodation, as well as a mentor, in addition to general technical assistance and production assistance.

All Bora Bora residencies will take place at either Bora Bora or one of the project’s international partners and Danish co-hosts that counts both theaters, folk high schools and other performing arts organizations. (Read more about its partners and associates here>>)

In addition to the annual open call, which is open internationally, the Bora Bora Residency Centre is also a partner in the Nordic Residency Exchange Program, where five major performing arts houses in the northern Europe,  collaborate to exchange artists once a year.

The application period starts on January 6th. Deadline for submitting applications will be January 31st 2020 at 16:00 Danish time.

Apply here.

Support for Danish and Danish-based artists

More opportunities for Danish or Danish-based artists

Aside from the international residencies, Danish and/or Danish-based artists can also apply for one of the international or Nordic exchange residencies in collaboration with the partners of Bora Bora Residency Centre.

If you are Danish and/or Danish based, you can also apply for a co-production opportunity with Bora Bora, through this open call. You can apply for any and all opportunities with the same application.

If you are teaming up with a Danish artist, check out the Connections 4.0 open call: Performing Arts Platform is pleased to announce an open call for a joint residency in Aarhus/Central Denmark Region during spring 2020. The program is open to professional emerging choreographers based in Denmark in a joint residency with a choreographer based abroad. More information here.

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.


#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?