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

EDN joins Perform Europe

Join Perform Europe’s online Opening Event on 28 January at 14:00 CET

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.



11-13 December 2020

a three-day online event hosted by Lokomotiva and Oracle Cultural Network

Lokomotiva - Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (Republic of North Macedonia) in partnership with Oracle Cultural Network organise the 22nd “Oracle - International Congress of Cultural Managers and Cultural Operators”, a three-day online event.


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.


Covid-19 impact on EDN members

EDN survey conducted by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo

European Dancehouse Network together with Fondazione Fitzcarraldo present the report with results of "EDN in Times of Covid-19" survey with responses of 38 dance houses from 23 different countries. 


#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?