The German Dance Platform: a roaming biennal coming back to Munich for the first time in over 20 years

The GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM sees itself as a forum to present recent developments and innovative currents in German contemporary dance. It offers an overview and a presentation platform for the most remarkable positions of present- day creation in the fields of domestic dance and choreographic performance. The selection of pieces is made by a jury that is elected for each edition respectively.

The event is directed towards guests from Germany and abroad, organizers of culture, the expert press and an interested local audience. Given its special relevance as a meeting point of the international scene of curators and also its general attraction for the public, it is often compared to the Berliner Theatertreffen.

Performances, networks, meetings - a full programme in Munich

Tanzplattform Deutschland 2020 - Munich

The GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM 2020 program lets Munich audiences as well as experts discover surprising and exciting dance. 15 pieces were selected to be presented to national and international audiences attending the German Dance Platform.

Additionally, a programme for professionals will take place to emphasis the possibilities to meet, exchange perspectives and discuss developments of the sector.

EDN and its members are currently developing a session on international collaboration in the dance sector, which will take place on 6th of March. More information should follow soon.

Register to the German Dance Platform here:

EDN Panel on shared perspectives from Europe and Asia

International cultural cooperation in the dance sector

The European Dancehouse Network (EDN), the Asian Network for Dance AND+ and the Tanzplattform Deutschland are joining forces to present policies and practices of international cultural cooperation in the dance sector. EDN and AND+ will exchange perspectives from Europe and Asia on the development of contemporary dance, shared themes and approaches as well as common challenges.

From European cultural policies to further connections and projects between EDN and AND+, this event is an opportunity to strengthen our relations to/with Asia and beyond; action which takes place in the context of the international development of the sector and European cultural policy.
In the presence of Monica Urian (policy officer, European Commission), Roberto Casarotto (EDN board member, CSC Bassano del Grappa) and Jala Adolphus (AND+ network).

Time: 12h00 to 14h00, 6 March 2020
Location: Black Box in the Gasteig (Rosenheimer Str. 5, 81667 München).

Picture: Theater Bremen / Unusual Symptoms / Adrienn Hod - Hodworks. "COEXIST". In coproduction with Trafo House of Comtemporary Arts (EDN Member) © Jörg Landsberg

Screendance production residency

Deadline: 28 July 2020

Submission call for its 2021 edition!

In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne and its partners have launched the new submission call for their Screendance Production Residency that supports the creation of a short film.


Grand (Re)Union

20 June 2020

Documenting, cultivating and transmitting, relevant knowledge and practices honed in dance, movement, and choreographic reflection and creation.

From being a ten-day in-person gathering it changed into a two-year platform for commissioning, collecting and archiving the wisdom of our fields - starting with an online event on 20 June


Call for residencies in Toulouse

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Creation & research residencies in 2021

EDN member La Place de la Danse CDCN Toulouse Occitanie calls for residencies applications - have a look and send your request!


Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!


International Dance Day

29 April 2020

A message by Gregory Vuyani Maqoma

2020 is a year with even more challenges for the performing arts community all over the world. Because of the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the General Secretariat Team of ITI initiated that all the members and friends celebrate International Dance Day 2020 - online.


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.


Dancing your way to better health & well-being

November 2019

A new report by the World Health Organisation

This report synthesizes the global evidence from over 900 publications on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being, with a specific focus on the WHO European Region.