News from EDN members | February 2023

The latest news and information coming from EDN members.

See what EDN members are doing in February 2023.

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9 March - 6 April 2023

la briqueterie Announces the 22nd Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne

The 22nd edition of the festival will take place from 9 March to 6 April 2023.

The organisers invite you to discover a great diversity of works brought together in three porous and intertwined components: celebration, transmission and imagination.

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15-19 March 2023

TanzHochDrei 2023 – K3 residencies world premiere

The festival will take place from 15 to 19 March 2023.

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22-23 March 2023

EDN Announces Atelier "Equity in Dance: What Challenges?"

The Atelier will take place on 22 and 23 March 2023 as part of the 22nd edition of the Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne at la briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine.

The Atelier is hosted by the EDN member la briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne. Registration is open to both EDN members and non-EDN members.

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30 January 2023

SHIFTing towards eco practices: the European cultural networks take lead

The aim of this process is to co-develop a bespoke eco-certification for cultural networks, taking into account their specific needs and working methods.

Participating 15 European cultural networks aim to get eco-certified by the end of 2023.

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Online Questionnaire "Needs of Choreographers and Dance Professionals"

Ascen-Danse & Cultures Eco Actives invites choreographers and dance professionals to fill in the online questionnaire.

The questionnaire aims to identify the current state of practise of creation with amateur dancers in contemporary dance across Europe.

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17 November 2022 - 23 February 2023

Creative Europe Opens Call for Cooperation Projects

Application deadline is 23 February 2023.

The call will support projects to carry out a broad spectrum of activities and initiatives involving artists and stakeholders active in different cultural and creative sectors.

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International Dance Platforms and Festivals in 2023 & 2024

What's happening in 2023 and 2024?

What is happening in 2023 & 2024? Platforms, festivals and other international events.

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February - May 2023

EDN Activities in 2023

The European Dancehouse Network presents its activities in 2023.

The European Dancehouse Network continues its EU-funded EDNext 2022-2024 programme with the theme of equity explored through activities co-organised and hosted by EDN members in 2023.

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8-11 February 2023

What Next Dance Festival 2023

What Next Dance Festival, organised by the EDN member Dance Limerick, will take place from 8 to 11 February 2023 in Limerick, Ireland.

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EDN Announces Atelier "Equity in Dance: What Challenges?"

22-23 March 2023

The Atelier will take place on 22 and 23 March 2023 as part of the 22nd edition of the Biennale de danse du Val-de-Marne at la briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine.

The Atelier is hosted by the EDN member la briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne. Registration is open to both EDN members and non-EDN members.

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SHIFTing towards eco practices: the European cultural networks take lead

30 January 2023

The aim of this process is to co-develop a bespoke eco-certification for cultural networks, taking into account their specific needs and working methods.

Participating 15 European cultural networks aim to get eco-certified by the end of 2023.

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International Dance Platforms and Festivals in 2023 & 2024

What's happening in 2023 and 2024?

What is happening in 2023 & 2024? Platforms, festivals and other international events.

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EDN Releases the Publication "Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary Dance: Emerging Issues, Practices and Recommendations."

15 November 2022

Commissioned research publication examines the relationship between environmental sustainability and contemporary dance, with a particular focus on the role of dance production centres.

The publication provides the context, references and examples of where and how dance intersects with environmental sustainability, and which set of actions can lead to effective action. Both executive summary and full publication are available for download.

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EDN Campaign 2022 Final Document Released

15 November 2022

Endorsed by all of its 48 members from 28 European countries, the European Dancehose Network releases the EDN Campaign 2022 document.

EDN campaign presents concrete actions and ideas to engage the contemporary dance sector in Europe, its advocates, funders and stakeholders, in a shared movement towards a sustainable future.

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EDN Announces its first Atelier in 2023 "Dancing on the Edge: Peripheral Practices"

9-10 February 2023

The Atelier will take place on 9 and 10 February 2023 during the What Next Dance Festival in Limerick

The Atelier is hosted by Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick and will take place on 9 and 10 February 2023 during the What Next Dance Festival in Limerick.

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EDN Activities in 2023

February - May 2023

The European Dancehouse Network presents its activities in 2023.

The European Dancehouse Network continues its EU-funded EDNext 2022-2024 programme with the theme of equity explored through activities co-organised and hosted by EDN members in 2023.

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Reports from EDN Activities

Read, listen and watch reports from EDN activities in 2022.

Commissioned researchers and experts reported in great detail on EDN activities. Here you can find all reports of seven EDN activities in 2022.

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The list of initiatives to help Ukrainian (artist) community

EDN and its members are looking into different ways to Ukrainian artist community. 

Together with our members, EDN compiles the list of initiatives and funding opportunities.

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EDN Atelier in Dresden (Germany)

30 Sep -2 Oct 2021

EDN Atelier will take place in Dresden (Germany) between 30 Sep & 2 October 2021

In the frame of the dance festival “Dancing About”, TANZPAKT Dresden, HELLERAU and Villa Wigman will be hosting an EDN Atelier with the topic “Mobility of Artists, Mobility of Ideas”.

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Soft Skills in Dance Digital Guidebook

23 August 2022

Resource for professionals developed within the the project Empowering Dance - The Soft Skills Teaching and Learning Approach

Digital guidebook "Soft Skills in Dance" supports dance practitioners in reflecting on their own practice, with regard to soft skills. The guidebook was developed by seven European partners and their teams, including EDN members CSC - Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (Bassano del Grappa, Italy), Dansateliers (Rotterdam, Netherlands), HIPP - Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (Zagreb, Croatia), K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg / Kampnagel (Germany) and La Briqueterie CDCN of Val-de-Marne (Vitry-sur-Seine, France).

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EDN partners with Trans Europe Halles

The "Rebuilding to Last" project is focusing on the sustainable future of cultural spaces.

In July 2022 Trans Europe Halles launched “Rebuilding to Last'' project together with twelve diverse organisations from across Europe, including European Dancehouse Network as an associate partner.

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Dansens Hus Oslo Will Host the Next Edition of Ice Hot Platform

14–18 February 2024

Ice Hot will be held in Oslo between 14–18 February 2024.

Seventh edition will continue presenting both emerging and established names of Nordic contemporary dance and choreography.

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EDN launches EDNext Sustainability Campaign

6 October - 20 December 2022

EDN campaign presents concrete actions and ideas to engage the contemporary dance sector in Europe, its advocates, funders and stakeholders, in a shared movement towards a sustainable future.

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EDN Conference 2022: a Short Summary

14 November 2022

More than 400 registered participants from 49 different countries worldwide.

EDN's annual online conference brought together artists, dance practitioners and researchers to discuss environmental sustainability in the context of contemporary dance.

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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. 

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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 announces Forum ‘Dance and its audience’

12 October 2021

Online Forum co-organized by The Place & Sadler’s Wells

The online forum co-organized by EDN and The Place & Sadler's Wells will invite artists, producers, promoters, and other dance professionals from all over Europe for online discussions. 

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EDN publishes “Global Dance: EDN’s Work Across Borders” Publication

Fourth publication in 2021

Both full paper and executive summary are available for download.

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Introducing Perform Europe Live

11 Jan 2022

Introducing the interactive Perform Europe Live programme 2022

Since December 2020, Perform Europe, co-managed by a Consortium of four performing arts networks and a consultancy organisation, has been designing new models and sustainable practices for performing arts touring and distribution across Creative Europe from the bottom-up. Today, we are launching the Perform Europe Live programme of more than 45 artistic works and over 250 presentations from 19 Perform Europe partnerships.

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EDN Statement on Situation in Ukraine

Official statement from the Board of directors of EDN

On behalf of the EDN's Board of directors, president Laurent Meheust wrote an official statement regarding the situation in Ukraine. 

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Korzo theater and Le Gymnase CDCN are new EDN members

11 July 2022

EDN now with 48 members in 27 European countries.

During the General Assembly held in Barcelona at the end of June 2022, Korzo theater (The Netherlands) and Le Gymnase CDCN were unanimously voted in as new members of the European Dancehouse Network.

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Join the EDN Conference "How Can We Move"

14 November 2022

Online conference will take place on 14 November 2022, registration open until 10 November.

EDN is organizing an online conference to which artists, cultural practitioners, academics, and local and international policy makers are invited. The conference on 14 November between 10:00 and 13:00 will coincide with the release and public presentation of EDN's upcoming research publication. Register by 10 November 2022.

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EDN Carte Blanche for Communication Teams

May - October 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.

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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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EDN Forum: EDN Think-In in Barcelona

June 28-29, 2022

Research and Advocacy Meeting and General Assembly of EDN members

EDN Think-In and General Assembly will take place in Barcelona on June 28-29, 2022, hosted by Mercat de les Flors during the Grec Festival. The Think-In will also be the opportunity for the members to actively contribute to EDNext’s campaign during a Research and Advocacy Meeting. 

EDN Think-In and General Assembly in Barcelona is for EDN members only.

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EDN Carte Blanche Artist Exchange

August 18-21, 2022

The exchange of artistic practices in Bassano del Grappa

Between August 18-21, 2022, CSC Bassano del Grappa will host the Carte Blanche Artist Exchange. EDN members are invited to register for participation and travel support of their associated artists, producers and programmers.

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Seminar Equity in Dance Production

July 1, 2022

What are we doing and what are we missing?

EDN organizes a seminar on equity and dance production, taking place live at Theatre Museum, Helsinki in the context the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform 2022 on July 1, 2022 between 13:30-14:30 PM (Helsinki time) with live stream for online audience.

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ICK Amsterdam with The Artists Are Present Festival

9-12 November 2022

First edition of the festival from 9 to 12 November.

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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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EDN Atelier: Tools for Transformation

July 7-8, 2022

Atelier held in Dresden between July 7-8, 2022 is open to both EDN members and other international participants.

The event will take place at HELLERAU European Center for the Arts, Dresden and will include workshops, lectures, working groups, networking and performances. Registration deadline is June 15, 2022.

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Dance & Movement Summit at The Green Room

July 18-24, 2022

Residency for Ukrainian Refugee Dancers in Cologne, Germany

'The Green Room', a Cologne-based center for artistically-oriented support for the psychosocial and physical health of performing artists, announces residency for Ukrainian dancers and movement teachers in Cologne (DE) between July 18-24, 2022.

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Perform Europe's Impact Event

June 13, 2022

Perform Europe Impact: for a more sustainable way of touring in Europe

As Perform Europe slowly comes to a close, we are taking a look at what we have learned, how we see the future and what happens next. Event will be live-streamed on Perform Europe's Facebook and YouTube channel.

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Register for EDN Atelier: Meeting Ground

June 1-2, 2022

Atelier held in Athens on June 1-2, 2022 is open to both EDN members and other international participants.

The EDN Atelier will be held in Athens on June 1-12, 2022, co-organised and hosted by Duncan Dance Research Center. The Atelier includes lecture/performances, working sessions, installations, collective activities, discussions and more. Atelier is open to EDN members and others. Registration for EDN members and the international participants is May 18, for local participants May 30.

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Post-Brexit Mobility

23 June - 20 October 2021

Continuing exchange and cooperation between Europe and the UK - why and how?

EDN organises a series of three webinars on the impacts of Brexit on the mobility flows in the dance field between the UK and Europe. 

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"Fit for the Future" Series of Research Papers

Four publications commissioned by EDN in 2021

In 2021, European Dancehouse Network commisioned partner organizations and researchers to investigate the key trends and relations between dance and well-being, dance and mobility, digital shifts in the dance field before and post-pandemic time, as well as how dance could contribute to EU’s external relations. All papers are available for download.

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EDNext Travel Bursaries

Thanks to the Network strand of the Creative Europe funding, the European Dancehouse Network is able to administer a limited amount of travel bursaries to members and their associates who attend EDN activities.

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EDN endorses policy paper

EU action towards a sustainable and fair situation of artists and cultural professionals

EDN endorses policy paper, co-drafted by IETM and EAEA - European Arts and Entertainment Alliance and endorsed by Circostrada, EFA - the European Festivals Association, TEH - Trans Europe Halles and EDN.

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Festival TANEC PRAHA

May 28 - June 28, 2022

EDN member TANEC PRAHA announces its 34th edition

The festival will take place in Prague and other cities and towns throughout the Czech Republic.

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European Dance Platforms in 2022

Jan - Dec 2022

What's happening in 2022?

What is happening in 2022 in European dance field? Platforms, festivals and other international events.

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Coronavirus & the dance sector

- updated version -

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.

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international tanzmesse nrw 2022

2022 edition between August 31–September 3

The internationale tanzmesse nrw is organised by nrw landesbuero tanz and is the largest professional meeting for contemporary dance. As a forum for exchange, knowledge transfer and networking, the Tanzmesse is an important meeting place for international dance creators. 

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Explore Dance: Zoom Series on Best Practice Touring Models

First digital series of events organized by the cross-national Network Dance for Young Audience – Explore Dance.

Amongst participating institutions which will report on touring models, EDN members Mercat de les Flors, Danshallerne, The Place and Le Gymnase CDCN will present country-specific themes and ideas.

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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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Czech Dance Platform 2022

2022 edition between April 24–26

The Czech Dance Platform presents the most interesting performances produced on the Czech dance scene every year.

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Bulgarian Dance Platform

2022 edition between 11-14 May

The third Bulgarian Dance Platform is part of the #15 edition of the Antistatic Sofia International Festival for contemporary dance and performance.

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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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EDNext Activities in 2022

April-August

Upcoming activities within EDNext programme in 2022

European Dancehouse Network announces numerous activities for EDN members and dance field professionals (artists, producers, curators, researchers) in 2022. 

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EDNext – European Dancehouse Network Granted European Union Funding for Networks

EDN will continue to expand the reach and impact of both its network and activities

European Dancehouse Network is pleased to announce we have been selected for the European Union funding (Network Strand) with the project EDNext 2022-2024. Find a summary of the objectives and the upcoming activities below. This granted funding would not be made possible without the input of our members and their constructive ideas. 

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EDN Board of Directors with New Presidents and Members

EDN members unanimously confirm new presidents and board members

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EDN co-signed the Joint Letter to the EU-US Summit to Support Cultural Relations

15 June 2021

More than 100 organisations have signed the letter, which calls for a reduction of obstacles to obtaining visas and work permits in order to support greater cultural exchange between the EU and US.

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EDN announces new members

30 June 2021

EDN now consists of 47 members from 28 different countries

On Annual General Assembly in June 2021, EDN members have unanimously accepted Lithuanian Dance Information Centre and AREAL | space for choreographic development as new members of our network.

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EDN publishes “Dance and Well-being” Publication

30 June 2021

First in series of publications in 2021

Both full paper and executive summary are available for download.

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EDN publishes “Dance Mobility in Times of Fractures” Publication

Third in series of publications in 2021

Both full paper and executive summary are available for download.

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EDN publishes “Virtualised Dance?” Publication

30 August 2021

Second in series of publications in 2021

Both full paper and executive summary are available for download.

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