An original transnational training programme

While the TDP’ festival has proposed Laboratories and curated masterclass programs since 2011, this year's edition was not going to be able to host such interaction between guest artists, dancers, trainings or mentors.

In a time during which international mobility has to be limited, as well as presence on stage, Tipperary Dance Platform and its partners (including EDN members Dance Ireland, Lavanderia a Vapore and Trois C-L) have developed a new way to work together: On land and Online.

Over the course of four days, artists will interact physically in the studio and virtually via a meeting application. Minimising risks, minimising air travel but maximising encounters: this could be the motto of the Hotspots Lab, a transnational investigative laboratory that gathers no less than 50 artists in four different countries.

The LAB reiterates values of place and physical presence, while fully respecting public health advice and regulations. The Hotspots LAB is a space where artists can reassert the value of their work and experience through formulation, shared expression, shared practice. A collective place where artists can see themselves through the eyes of others. An experience than enables and values dance discourse and dance experience.

Discover the full programme here and check out TDP's website for more information about the festival: www.tdpfestival.com

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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