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

Czech Dance Platform

This year's 26th edition is very specific and reflects the various directions that Czech dance and movement production has taken in the past year.

It has been decided to move the Czech Dance Platform 2020 festival to the Autumn.


Cooperation projects with Western Balkans

Deadline (updated!): 31 March 2020

Special open call from the EACEA

The specific objectives of this call are to increase cultural cross-border cooperation within the Western Balkans region and EU Member States and to strengthen the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries in the region.


Coronavirus & the dance sector

17 March 2020

EDN responses to the pandemic

The recent spread of the Coronavirus is pushing States to take harsh measures in the attempt to tackle the pandemic throughout Europe and beyond. EDN wants to hear from you to get a better picture on how the dance sector is affected.


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.