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

EDN Atelier in Dresden (Germany)

1-2 October 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Dresden (Germany) on 1 & 2 October 2021

HELLERAU and TANZPAKT Dresden will propose an Atelier in the context of the festival Dancing About.

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Mapping Dance and Dance Teaching

3-4 September 2021

Past(s), Present and Future(s)

Discover the programme and attend the September 2021 conference organised by the Royal Academy of Dance to discuss, debate and contemplate past, present and future potentialities of dance and dance teaching. Note that this conference was postponed by 1 year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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EDN announces Carte Blanche for Artists in Lyon (France)

30 August - 1 September 2021

Hosted by Maison de la Danse, Lyon (France) in the framework of Cellule d´Essai

EDN members’ associated artists are invited to join the artistic research session Cellule d’Essai, at Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France. Deadline is 30 June 2021 and first-come-first-served is applied.

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EDN Atelier ‘Creation of dance work’ in Helsinki (Finland)

22-23 July 2021

EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ will take place in Helsinki (Finland) on 22 & 23 July 2021

With the arrival of the new venue of 700/220 seats in Helsinki, the team at Tanssin Talo will host a dialogue with European and international colleagues to unpack the diverse potentials and issues concerning creating and presenting dance in different contexts, economies and conditions.

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EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ in Barcelona (Spain)

5-6 July 2021

EDN Atelier ‘Meeting Grounds’ will take place in Barcelona (Spain) on 5 & 6 July 2021

Meeting grounds is a gathering about contemporary performing arts, thinking in/out Africa, organized by Mercat de les Flors casa de la dansa and Graner creation center for dance and live arts, in the context of Grec festival of Barcelona

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EDN participating to CINARS Web on 26 May 2021

May 26, 2021

Panel discussion dedicated to re-thinking European touring networks

EDN will participate in the panel discussion dedicated to re-thinking European touring networks proposed to international delegates in the framework of the CINARS Web conference.

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EDN Carte Blanche for Communication Teams

May - September 2021

A new informal and recurring online gathering for EDN Communication Teams

One hour online gatherings on Fridays every 3-4 weeks for members of the Communication Departments at EDN members. First gathering on 21 May 2021. 

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Carte Blanche Staff Exchange 2021

April - September 2021

Carte Blanche in online format

Since 2014, EDN offers the possibility for its members to have a staff placement in another dancehouse. Due to the COVID-19, an online format is introduced. 

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EDN signs the "Reactivate Cultural Life in Europe" letter

Culture must be included in each and every National Recovery and Resilience Plan

In the open letter published by the group of 110+ pan-European networks, coordinated by Culture Action Europe, the European cultural community call on the Member States and the European Commission to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe.

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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.

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#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.

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EDN joins Perform Europe

18-month project to design a future support scheme for cross-border touring and digital distribution of the performing arts

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.

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