The Relevance of Dance

Catalogue of best practices

After a methodological research to look for best practices in Europe focused on relevance, a catalogue of 25 cases was created to be used as working tool in the framework of the EDN conference How to make dance relevant? Examples and practices, that took place in Olot (Spain) from 31 March to 3 April 2016.

The team contacted the responsibles of the 25 projects and asked them to provide the following information:

  • Index card: title of the project, organisation/partners, city/country, years of operation, brief description and a question that the project responds to.
  • Online information: website, video and other relevant links.
  • Classification of the project following 4 items:
    • Lead by: artists, institution, independent agent, other (to be specified)
    • Beneficiaries: professional community, individuals (personal benefits), social groups (social benefits), other (to be pecified)
    • Scope: local, local with international connections, international, other (to be specified)
    • Location: at a particular place, itinerant, virtual, other (to be specified)

Finally, the presentation includes a description of the project of maximum 1000 words taking into consideration the following questions: what, how, why and for whom. In other words: the aims, the context, contribution to the field, methodology/philosophy and other specific actions that best describe the project.

With the material, a working catalogue was created and used during the conference in a working session lead by the artist Quim Bigas.

EDN shares with you the catalogue in an slightly different edited version in a pdf file that is available here to download.

Catalogue of best practices

Methodological research process

A selection of best practices from various actors in Europe

Best practices

The 25 selected projects are following:

  • R.I.C.E., founded by Michael Kliën and Vitoria Kotsalouis
  • Love-Ism, by choreographer Mori Shain in collaboration with video artist Paul Sixta
  • DRAFF, internationally focused, multichannel media organisation
  • Festival Deltebre Dansa
  • Dancing Museums (2015-2017), European Cooperation project
  • Re:Rosas! The fABULEUS Rosas Remix Project, by Rosas dance company (Anne Theresa de Keersmaker) and fABULEUS
  • Mov-S Chile: Importancia de la Sociedad Civil Organizada y su Incidencia en la Politica Publica (The importance of organised civil society and its effect on public policy), by Mercat and Nave
  • Take-off: Junger Tanz
  • Camping, by CND
  • Gala, by Jérôme Bel Dance Company
  • The Performance Shop, by .pelma.Lia Haraki
  • Planet Dance, by The Place
  • Act Your Age, European cooperation project
  • Skytali (Relay), by The Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center Athens and Reon artistic company (GR)
  • Floor on Fire, by HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts
  • Tipperary Dance Residency & Tipperary Dance Platform
  • Be SpectACTive, European cooperation project
  • From Stage to Page, by Mariela Nestora
  • En Residència, creadors als instituts de Barcelona (In Residency. Artists at the secondary schools in Barcelona)
  • Dance for Health
  • Sadler's Wells Summer University
  • Moving Futures Network & Moving Futures Festival
  • Eines del Dan Dan Dansa / Caixaescena, by Mercat and La Caixa
  • Green Park Cultural Occupation, Greece
  • Maska, Institute for Publishing, Art and Education