Gaja Luznik

Gaja Lužnik

Production and network manager

Gaja Lužnik takes care of the development and production of EDN activities with all the members.

Gaja has a background in dance and contemporary theatre production and project management at Kaaitheater and several festivals based in Brussels and Flanders. Before moving to Belgium, she worked as Communication Manager for a Slovenian artist representation agency Kultura. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics and languages from Ghent University and the University of Ljubljana and a dance degree from Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana.

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Marie Fol

Marie Fol

Communication manager

Marie Fol is in charge of the internal and external communication of the network.

Next to her involvement with EDN, Marie is a freelance advisor on international mobility of artists, with a focus on the European Union. She is currently one of the project managers of the Creative Europe project Keychange. Marie serves as board member of On the Move, the cultural mobility information network active in Europe and beyond.

Her areas of expertise lay in international mobility of artists and cultural professionals - including visa policies and administrative issues, as well as artist-in-residence programmes and related policies. Marie co-authored the operational study “Mobility Scheme for Artists and Culture Professionals in Creative Europe countries” (pdf, 2019), commissioned by the Creative Europe pilot project i-Portunus.

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Mery De Lorenzi

Administrative support

Mery De Lorenzi provides support in handling the administration of the network, including its finances. Mery is based in Barcelona, Spain.

Arts and specially dance are part of her life for a long time. First a dancer, Mery graduated in Arts, Music and Theater from the University of Padua (Italy) where she investigated new arts languages. Afterwards, she moved to Barcelona (Spain) where she completed her post-graduate studies in cultural management.

She has acquired experience in dance, theater and perfomance production and distribution, guided by some of the most relevants personalities in the city. Originally from Monterrey (Mexico), she collaborated with Catalan professionals and performers to create a bridge between these two countries.

Regular collaborators

Carlotta Scioldo

Carlotta Scioldo


Carlotta Scioldo is in charge of advocacy and network development for EDN. She leads the development of EDN strategy for the coming years, among other by leading the research carried out by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo.

Carlotta holds a master in Theater Studies at the University of Architecture of Venice (IUAV) and a second master in International Cultural Policies and Projects at the International Labor Organization and UNESCO Center (ITC-ILO). She has been fellow researcher at New York University at DAAP and Tisch School of Arts working on choreography and performance studies. Consequently she was researcher at a.pass (advance performance studies) at DeSingel, in Antwerp (BE).

She worked as freelancer dramaturg in the contemporary dance and was involved in the coordination of different artistic projects and symposium. Lately her work focused on the institutional phase of structuring the artistic sectors in the framework of national policies. After a short working experience at EACEA, she joins the European Dancehouse Network.

Carlotta is a PhD candidate at the Polytechnic and University of Turin.

Annette van Zwoll


Annette van Zwoll is an independent dance dramaturge, curator, text writer and international project developer in the European dance field and a forceful and committed ally in the realisation of projects. She is co-initiator and programmer of What You See Festival, an international art festival on gender and identity, and artistic associate of dance company Bitter Sweet Dance / Liat Waysbort. She is engaged with several independent choreographers and festivals and is advisor for the Dutch Performing Arts Fund. Her interests are broad, but she is passionate about the politics of the body and how it can, through dance, reflect on structures of thinking and doing, and offer alternatives.



Meet and network with colleagues from other EDN Create international artistic collaborations Get inspired by new ideas and shared best practices Be represented at European and international level Discover new contexts, cities and perspectives


Activities EDN

Encounter in South Africa

This activity aimed to open new forms of dialogue with artists, organisations and dance professionals based in the African continent, investigating new forms of relationship and collaboration based on ethical values, respect and sustainability.

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Dance and international cooperation

At the beginning of March 2020 EDN and AND + worked together to implement the path started in Yokohama and to prepare a public talk, as part of the in-depth events open to the public, organized by the Tanzplattform Deutchland in Munich (Germany).

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Creating proximity

The Atelier organised by KLAP Maison pour la danse in Marseille on January 10-11, 2020 dived into the question of audience engagement from the perspective of local neighbourhoods and social bonds.

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Encounter Brazil

EDN’s Encounter Brazil took place from 5th November to 9th November in Sao Paulo during the Festival Contemporaneo de Sao Paulo. Form's director Matti Numminen, one of the 5 EDN members taking part in the visit, shares his impressions.

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Moving Futures 2019

For the first time, EDN offered the possibility for its members to send artists to the Moving Futures festival in Amsterdam, from May 22 to 25, 2019 as part of the Carte Blanche – Artist focus.

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Dancing Museums

Dancing Museums is an action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes that people in those communities want to get involved in.

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