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Pia Krämer represents the EDN network in its advocacy for the contemporary dance sector. Additionally, she supports the development of the network and the exchange between members.
Pia Krämer finished her studies in Dance and Psychology with a Master Degree at the University of Regensburg. As a student, she founded her first Dance and Performance Space, Loft, an old soap factory in the city of Regensburg, where she worked as a dance teacher and choreographer and organiser of international workshops. In 1990 she went to New York to study again Contemporary Dance, Dance Movement Therapy and Contact Improvisation. Back to Germany she worked as Dance Movement Therapist at Loew, a private Institute for mentally and physically disabled people. In 2000 she moved to Portugal where she was teaching Master Classes in Dance Movement Therapy at several Universities. At the same time she started the community and educational work at O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o-Novo, a 16th century monastery, transformed in a residence and production space. From 2012 to 2019 she assisted Rui Horta, the artistic director with the international residences, the coordination of the Portuguese Platform of the Performing Arts and the collaboration with international partners and networks. From 2017 to 2019 Pia was director of the board of EDN. Pia is now a independent advisor for contemporary dance and performing arts organisations.
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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 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 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.
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.
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