Navigating unknown waters with a summer festival

For its 32nd edition, Tanz im August (Berlin, Germany) took place over ten days in a "special edition".

To conform with health regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival presented online and outdoor works by artists from its original line-up as well as newly invited artists. With the open format Meet the Artist, artists gave an insight into their practices with audio choreographies, digital discussion forums, texts, films and online performances. Many of the works were followed by streamed artist talks and live Q&As.

Springback Magazine's Emily May reports on the festival and shares her interview with Virve Sutinen, Tanz im August director. An interesting read to dive into the new format of a contemporary dance festival in COVID time.

Find the interview on

And have a look at Tanz im August online programme that remains after the end of the Special Edition!

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.