Big Pulse Partner Meeting

Torino – October 2023

Entrance to theatre in Torino
Useful Information
Meeting Schedule

* Note: all meals to be paid individually


  • 20h00: Informal dinner at Pizzeria Crocca, Via Po 14


  • 13h15: Lunch at Taberna Libraria, Via Bogino 5

Venue: Circolo dei Lettori, Via Bogino 9 (Rooms 1 & 2)

  • 14h30 – 16h00 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team – Zoom Link): Current Project Discussion – Project Closing – Conference & Publications (Reference File)
  • 16h00 – 17h30 (ADs & Directors – Zoom Link): Current Project Discussion – Project Closing – Next Partner Meeting & Reporting (Reference File)
  • 16h00 – 17h30 (Communications Team – Zoom Link): Current Project Discussion – Project Closing – Conference & Publications Communications Activities
  • 17h30 – 18h00 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team): Wrap Up Session
  • 20h00: Dinner at La Via del Sale, Via S. Francesco da Paola 2


  • 09h30: transfer by bus to the theatre from Concord Hotel, provided by Torinodanza Festival

Venue: Fonderie Limone Moncalieri (Rooms K1 & K2)

  • 10h00 – 11h00 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team – Zoom Link): Current Project Discussion – Work Package Update – Risk Analysis & Internal Matching Funds Support System (Reference File)
  • 11h00 – 13h00 (ADs & Directors): Current Project Discussion – Work Packages Update (continued)
  • 11h15 – 13h00 (Communications Team – Zoom Link): Current Project Discussion – 2024 Communications Plans & Activities
  • 13h15 – 13h45 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team): Wrap Up Session
  • 13h45: Transfer by bus to the restaurant and back again, provided by Torinodanza
  • 14h00: Lunch at Moncalieri in Osteria La Cadrega (set menu, €30 per person)
  • 15h30 – 16h30 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team – Zoom Link): New Visiting Artist Programme (Reference File)
  • 16h30 – 17h30 (ADs & Directors): New Visiting Artist Programme (continued)
  • 16h45 – 17h30 (Communications Team – Zoom Link): New Visiting Artist Programme – Communications Activities
  • 17h45 – 18h30 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team): Wrap Up Session, including an aperitif courtesy of Torinodanza
  • 19h30: Dewey Dell Performance
  • 20h45 Silvia Gribaudi – Grand Jeté

Shuttle after Grand Jeté to Torino Porta Nuova, provided by Torinodanza


Venue: Circolo dei Lettori, Via Bogino 9 (Rooms 1 & 2)

  • 10h00 – 11h00 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team – Zoom Link): The New BPDA Application (Reference File)
  • 11h00 – 13h00 (ADs & Directors): The New BPDA Application (continued)
  • 11h15 – 13h00 (Communications Team – Zoom Link): The New BPDA Application – Communications Activities
  • 13h15 – 13h45 (ADs, Directors & Communications Team): Wrap Up Session
  • 14h00: Lunch at Circolo dei Lettori, provided courtesy of Torinodanza

Venue: Teatro Gobetti, Via Rossini 8 (Centro Studi Room, 3rd Floor)

  • [optional] 16h00 – 19h00 (ADs & Directors – Zoom Link): Horizons
  • 19h30: Dewey Dell Performance
  • 20h45 Silvia Gribaudi – Grand Jeté

Shuttle after Grand Jeté to Torino Porta Nuova, provided by Torinodanza


Venue: Teatro Carignano, Piazza Carignano (Sala Lavazza) 

  • [optional] 10h00 – 13h00 (ADs & Directors – Zoom Link): Horizons
  • Lunch
Venues & Map


All Locations Map



Circolo dei Lettori
Via Giambattista Bogino, 9


Contact: +39 011 890 4401


Fonderie Limone Moncalieri
Via Pastrengo, 88

10024, Moncalieri

Contact: +39 011 516 9555



Teatro Gobetti – Teatro Stabile di Torino
Via Gioacchino Rossini, 12

10124, Torino

Contact: +39 011 516 9411


Teatro Carignano
Piazza Carignano, 6

10123, Torino

Contact: +39 011 516 9411



Hotel Room Allocations


Hotel Concord
Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange, 47

10123, Torino

Contact: +39 011 517 6756


Hotel Piemontese
Via Claudio Luigi Berthollet, 21

10125, Torino

Contact: +39 011 669 8101



Crocca Pizzeria

Via Po, 14


Taberna Libraria

Via Bogino, 5


La Via del Sale

Via S. Francesco da Paola, 2 


Osteria La Cadrega

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 5a

10024, Moncalieri


Barney’s Bar at Circolo dei Lettori

Via Giambattista Bogino, 9

10123, Torino

+39 011 890 4401


For more suggestions on museums and places to eat & drink in Torino, read this helpful Tips File compiled by the Torinodanza Team.

How To Get To The City


Porta Nuova train station is very close to both hotels so you can easily get there by foot. It is a 2-minute walk to the Hotel Concord (view map) and a 7-minute walk to the Hotel Piemontese (view map).


From Torino Airport, you can take bus service to Porta Nuova train station. The bus runs every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.


From Porta Nuova, It is a 2-minute walk to the Hotel Concord (view map) and a 7-minute walk to the Hotel Piemontese (view map).


Departure location at the Airport:
The bus stop is at the passenger exit on the right.


Departure location in Turin:
Porta Nuova train station, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II N. 62 – SADEM bus stop.


Ticket cost:

  • Single ride fare: 7,50€ (8,50€ on board /7,50€ by credit card)
  • Round-trip fare: 11,00€

Where to buy tickets:

  • From tobacconists near the bus terminal
  • At the automatic machine in the arrivals area
  • On board, depending on the availability of free seating


Cab stands are located at the exit of the Arrivals level at Torino Airport, and travel time is about 30 minutes between the airport and downtown Turin.

For information:


Contact: +39 011.5730/37



The best way to get from Milano Malpensa Airport to Turin is to take the bus. The bus runs every 15 minutes and has two stops at the airport (Terminal 1 & Terminal 2). View all bus information.


Ticket cost:

  • Single ride fare: 22,00€ (+ 1,00€ on board)
  • Round-trip fare: 39,00€ (+ 1,00€ on board)

Where to buy tickets:

  • Online from the Arriva Italia
  • Directly on board the bus, only by credit card (depending on the availability of free seating)
  • From the authorised resellers:
    • MALPENSA (Terminal 1) – Malpensa Bus Express
    • MALPENSA (Terminal 1) – Malpensa Bus Express
    • TORINO – Bus station Corso Bolzano
    • TORINO – Corso Vittorio Enanuele II, 57 (Caffè Cervino)


It takes about 2 hours from the airport to arrive at Torino Porta Susa Bus Station, Corso Bolzano.


The bus station is a 25-minute walk from the Hotel Concord (view map) and a 30 minute walk from the Hotel Piemontese (view map). 

You can take the metro from Porta Susa to Porta Nuova (direction: Bengasi).

In Porta Susa you can take the metro at the stops:

  • XVIII dicembre (located in Piazza XVIII dicembre)
  • Porta Susa (located inside the train station)

From Porta Nuova, it is a 2-minute walk to the Hotel Concord (view map) and a 7-minute walk to the Hotel Piemontese (view map).


There are limited tickets for all shows, so tickets have been allocated considering everyone’s preferred choices. Should you name not be listed, please contact Claretta.


View the full Ticket Allocation

Meet the Participants
Eduardo Bonito – Big Pulse Dance Alliance

Eduardo Bonito

Project Manager, Big Pulse Dance Alliance

With an extensive career in Performing, Visual and Audiovisual Arts, Eduardo has founded and participated in numerous international projects and networks, and served as mentor and advisor to artists, companies, venues, festivals, foundations and public institutions. Eduardo was Project Manager at Artsadmin (1997 – 2001), Artistic and Executive Director of Festival Panorama (2004 – 2013), Director of Dança em Foco – International Festival of Video and Dance (2005 – 2020) and Artistic and Executive Director of BAC Madrid Festival in 2019.

Ruth Riordan – Big Pulse Dance Alliance

Ruth Riordan

Communications Manager, Big Pulse Dance Alliance


With a post-graduate degree in Education from the University of Cape Town, Ruth has been working in the field of communications, marketing and PR for more than a decade with a focus on the arts sector. She was part of the team that launched the inaugural Cape Town International Dance Festival in 2015 and its subsequent edition in 2016. From 2017, she has been Communications and Digital Lead for Dublin Dance Festival, and in conjunction with this role, took on the position of Communications Manager for Big Pulse Dance Alliance, a 4-year project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Ricardo Correia Carmona – Tanz im August

Ricardo Correia Carmona

Artistic Director, Tanz im August (Germany)


Beginning his studies in Biology, Ricardo soon changed to Dance and Performance Studies in Lisbon, completing his degree in 2003. He went on to work as a producer and joined the residence centre O Espaço do Tempo between 2005 – 2009. From 2010 to 2012 he worked at Alkantara Festival (Lisbon) assisting in the artistic direction and later general direction. In August 2012, Ricardo moved to Berlin, as Dance Curator of the theatre HAU Hebbel am Ufer and from September 2022, will take over the Artistic Direction of the festival Tanz im August.

Tania Wilmer – Dance Umbrella

Tania Wilmer

Executive Director, Dance Umbrella Festival (UK)


Tania works alongside the Artistic Director to provide strategic leadership for Dance Umbrella, with a particular focus on business development. An experienced leader in the cultural sector, Tania was previously CEO of Stratford Circus Arts Centre where she programmed ambitious and imaginative work by leading artists and companies such as Punchdrunk and Fevered Sleep, commissioning Akram Khan and Inua Ellams’ first works for young audiences. Under Tania’s realm the organisation built a reputation for its inclusive and participatory ethos and commitment to supporting emerging talent. She has previously worked for Arts Council England, Sadler’s Wells and the British Council.

Jazmin Chiodi – Dublin Dance Festival

Jazmin Chiodi

Artistic Director, Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland)


Born in Argentina and based in Ireland since 2005, Jazmin Chiodi has had a rich career as a dance artist and dance curator. Since 2021, she has been Artistic Director of Dublin Dance Festival, presenting the best of national creators and leading international dance companies in a vibrant and diverse programme each May in the unique city of Dublin. Her vision is to bring dance to the centre of the cultural agenda and to keep growing capacity for a very exciting emerging Irish dance sector.

Carina McGrail – Dublin Dance Festival

Carina McGrail

Executive Director, Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland)


Carina has worked in a wide range of arts management, programming and producing roles in Ireland over the last 20 years. She has a degree in Contemporary Dance from De Montford University (UK) and is a graduate of the Cultural Policy and Arts Management programme at University College Dublin. She is an accredited Relational Dynamics Coach and is a co-founder and member of the Upsource Network (Ireland) – a collaborative arts network piloting leadership training and development.

Caroline Kennedy – Dublin Dance Festival

Caroline KennedyCommunications & Development Manager, Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland)


Caroline is an experienced communications manager and arts professional, having honed her skills in a both the commercial and cultural sectors since graduating with a BA(Hons) in International Marketing & Languages from DCU in 2000. Caroline worked in agency and commercial marketing roles in Ireland and Germany (as part of IBEC's European Orientation Programme for graduates) before going on to complete a Degree in Fine Art (Painting) at NCAD in 2008. During her studies at NCAD, her diverse professional and creative experience led her to pursue a career in communications in the arts, working with arts and cultural organisations including the Gate Theatre, Highlight Productons, the Cill Rialaig Project and Heneghan Peng Architects. Before joining Dublin Dance Festival in September 2013, Caroline was Marketing Manager at the Gate Theatre, where she promoted all Gate productions as well as the World Actors Forum in June 2013.

Natalie Hans – Dublin Dance Festival

Natalie Hans

Operations and Finance Manager, Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland)


Natalie has over a decade of arts and event management experience having worked in Ireland and internationally, for such companies as Dead Centre, THISISPOPBABY, Live Nation, POD, St Patrick’s Festival and many more. Natalie has not only specialized in venue management, project management and producing; she has worked across art forms including theatre, dance, music and multi-disciplinary festivals.

Anita van Dolen – Julidans

Anita van DolenArtistic and Executive Director, Julidans (The Netherlands)


Anita van Dolen studied contemporary dance followed by a post-graduate in Cultural Management at the Amsterdam School of the Arts. After her graduation in 1998 she worked as a production manager at Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT) and Springdance Festival. From 2002 until 2010 she was programmer of Dance at Melkweg were she was focussing on building a platform for emerging dance makers, both national and international.


When Anita started in 2010 as the Artistic and Executive Director of Julidans, the international festival for contemporary dance in Amsterdam, her focus was not to expand the festival but to strengthen the artistic policy by creating a platform that consists of several ‘chapters’ that are connected with each other. Within this framework there is space for choreographers (icons, mid-career and emerging) to present their works, exchange knowledge, meet the audience and see works of other dance makers. In 2023, the festival's 32nd year, it presented 41 productions on 12 locations in Amsterdam. Besides being the Director of Julidans, Anita runs the dance programme for International Theater Amsterdam (ITA) throughout the year.


As an adviser, she took part in several committees – from 2005 until 2016 – Fund for Performing Arts in The Hague, and from January 2021, she taken part again in the committee as an adviser. She was also part of the board of Dutch Dance Days from 2010 until 2017. In 2019 and 2020 she was advising the ministry of Education and Culture as the president of the dance committee for Raad voor Cultuur in The Hague and she was advisor for the dance departments of Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam.


Gintarė Masteikaitė – New Baltic Dance

Gintarė Masteikaitė

Artistic Director, New Baltic Dance (Lithuania)


Gintarė Masteikaitė is a well-known Lithuanian cultural leader and producer of the performing arts and festivals. She is the Director of the Lithuanian Dance Information Centre, Artistic Director of the international contemporary dance festival New Baltic Dance and international performing arts festival ConTempo. She is one of the programme coordinators for the project Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022.

Ieva Pranckūnaitė – New Baltic Dance

Ieva Pranckūnaitė

Project Coordinator, Lithuanian Dance Information Centre (Lithuania)


Ieva graduated from a Bachelor's degree in Communication (Vilnius University) and a Master's degree in Contemporary Theatre, Dance and Dramaturgy (Utrecht University). After joining the LDIC team in 2021, Ieva started working intensively with the development and implementation of the international projects, including projects of the Creative Europe and Erasmus+ programmes. Ieva is responsible for the coordination and administration of different LDIC projects, as well as communicating closely with the international and national communities of field professionals and artists.

Assen Assenov – ONE DANCE WEEK

Assen Assenov

Director, ONE Foundation of Culture and Arts (Bulgaria)


Assen is the Director of ONE Foundation for Culture & Arts – the organisation behind ONE DANCE WEEK festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, ONE DESIGN WEEK festival, and ONE ARCHITECTURE WEEK festival. He has a background in journalism and is the co-curator of the artistic selection for ONE DANCE WEEK.

Eliana (Elia) Lilova – ONE DANCE WEEK

Elia Lilova

Director, ONE DANCE WEEK (Bulgaria)

Elia graduated with a Bachelors degree in Cultural Studies (Sofia University) and Masters Degree in Arts Management (Universidad Complutense Madrid). As a member of the ONE Dance Week team since its first edition in 2008, Elia is responsible for co-curating the artistic selection and leading the technical production and realisation of the festival programme, in addition to overseeing operational, financial and technical elements of the organisation.

Mila Mihaylova – ONE Dance Week

Mila Mihaylova

Communications Manager, ONE DANCE WEEK (Bulgaria)


Mila has been part of the Communication Team of ONE Foundation of Culture and Arts and ONE DANCE WEEK since 2019. She has a degree in Lettres Modernes & Linguistics (French Literature) and has been working as a freelancer in the fields of contemporary arts & music since graduating.

Anna Cremonini – Torinodanza Festival

Anna Cremonini

Artistic Director, Torinodanza Festival (Italy)


With over 25 years of experience in Performing Arts, Anna works with a particular focus on Dance, Music and Theatre. She has a deep knowledge of the international cultural environment thanks to significant collaborations and prestigious positions in both the public and private sectors, including with Teatro Due in Parma, the Biennale of Venice, Teatro Merdante in Naples, and Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome. She is currently Artistic Director of Torinodanza Festival, managed by Teatro Stabile di Torino – National Theatre.

Ilaria Godino – Torinodanza Festival

Ilaria Godino

Manager of Publishing and Web Activities Office, Teatro Stabile di Torino (Italy)


Ilaria Godino has a degree in Theatre History from the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy in Turin and a Master's degree in Live Show Organisation from the Scuola Civica Paolo Grassi in Milan. She has been working in the performing arts sector for three decades, and has been a journalist since 2002. Since 2009, she has been working for the Stabile di Torino and Torinodanza festival, bringing together communication, marketing, editorial and web experiences.

Ari Tenhula – Zodiak – Center for New Dance

Ari Tenhula

Managing Director, Zodiak – Center for New Dance (Finland)


Ari Tenhula graduated with an MA in Dance in 1989 (Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland). He served as the Director of the Helsinki City Theater Dance Company from 2000 to 2002, and Artistic Director of the Moving in November Festival from 2006 – 2018. He held the position of Professor for Dance Art at the University of the Arts’ Theatre Academy from 2008 – 2018 and served there as Vice Dean in charge of education from 2014 – 2018. Since 2018, he has been the Managing Director of Zodiak – Center for New Dance.

Sinem Kayacan – Zodiak – Center for New Dance

Sinem Kayacan

Visual Communication Producer, Zodiak – Center for New Dance (Finland)


Sinem is a visual artist, with a keen interest in performance, and currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Contemporary Art at Aalto University. As the Visual Communication Producer at Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Sinem is responsible for the production of materials such as video teasers, press photos, and graphic media. She holds an MA degree in Filmmaking and a BA degree in Management of Performing Arts. She lectured at the university level for several years and exhibited her work internationally.

Jenni-Elina von Bagh – Side Step Festival

Jenni-Elina von Bagh by Ilkka Saastamoinen

Artistic Director, Zodiak – Center for New Dance (Finland)


Jenni-Elina von Bagh started as an Artistic Director of Zodiak – Center for New Dance and Side Step festival in February 2023. She has worked as a choreographer and performer in Finland, Sweden and Central Europe for over 25 years. Years 2006-2015 she worked in Helsinki City Theater Dance Company. She graduated from Ma programme in Choreography in May 2018 at Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki and worked mainly as a choreographer since then. She has been a board member of Zodiak during the years 2019-2022 and a member of curation team of Zodiak years 2021 and 2022.

Tena Buquets Costa – Sismògraf Dance Festival

Tena Buquets Costa

Artistic Director, Sismògraf Dance Festival (Catalonia / Spain)


Tena Buquets Costa (Olot, 1967) is the Artistic Director of Sismògraf, the festival that detects the movement of the body and the planet since the festival started. She also coordinates the team managing the cities main venue, the Teatre Principal d'Olot, that offers a complete season of dance, theatre, circus and music for all audiences. After studing and living in Barcelona and abroad for several years, she returned to her home city in late 90’s and lives in the countryside with her human and animal family.

Susanna Alsina – Sismògraf Dance Festival

Susanna AlsinaExecutive Director, Sismògraf Festival (Catalonia – Spain)

Susanna is the Executive Director of the Culture and Education area of ​​Olot City Council and of the Sismògraf Festival, which is celebrated each year in April in Olot. She has a degree in Information Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a master's degree in Business Management. Susanna likes to get lost on paths and in forests, but is also an enthusiast of the sea...and everything related to the performing arts and cultural activity in general.

Rosa Rebugent Gelis – Sismògraf Dance Festival

Rosa Rebugent GelisCommunications, Sismògraf Festival (Catalonia – Spain)


Rosa is a member of the Culture and Education communication team of the Olot City Council, and Sismògraf Festival is one of the projects she works on. She is responsible for communications, including press, social media, web, public relations and advertising.

Rosa is enthusiastic, a little shy, and enjoys learning new things every day. She likes everything related to cultural activity. She also enjoys travelling and exploring new activities, and loves the sea. Rosa's favourite person is her son Tià.

Amy Fee – Danscentrum Sverige

Amy Fee

General Manager, Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden)


Amy has a diverse background, mainly in theatre, musicals, dance and circus as Stage and Project Manager, Producer and technician. Before joining Danscentrum, she was Head of Production at Circus Cirkör and worked 10 years as producer or head of production at Dansens Hus Stockholm. She has partnered in several EU projects and applications. Amy has an education in Stage Management Studies, RSAMD (Scotland) and Project Manager Interactive Media (Sweden).

Jenny Månström – Danscentrum Syd

Jenny Månström

General Manager, Danscentrum Syd (Sweden)


Since 2019 Jenny is the general manager of Danscentrum Syd in Malmö in the South of Sweden. Danscentrum Syd is a members organisation and consists of 120 professional dancers, choreographers and dance artists. Jenny has a background as producer, project leader and set designer within the performing art for 25 years.

Josephine Alfredsson – Danscentrum Sverige

Josephine Alfredsson

Communications, Danscentrum Stockholm (Sweden)

Josefine Alfredsson is project leader and works with communication for Danscentrum Stockholm, Sweden. Besides that she works as a co-artistic leader of the small cultural center Gula Villan in Järna/Södertälje, and choreographer in dance group Arkeolog 8.

Cristina Planas Leitão – DDD / CAMPUS PCS / Teatro Municipal do Porto

Cristina Planas Leitão

Co-Artistic Director, Festival Dias da Dança / CAMPUS PCS / Teatro Municipal do Porto (Portugal)


Cristina is co-Artistic Director of the Performing Arts Department of Ágora, comprising DDD - Festival Dias da Dança, Teatro Municipal do Porto and CAMPUS Paulo Cunha e Silva, after being interim artistic director of the department since July 2022, and performing arts programmer since 2019, initially under the direction of Tiago Guedes from 2019-2022.

In 2011, she was one of the initiators of the desNORTE meetings (2011-2017), was part of the Braga'27 consulting group and several jury panels including being a nominator for Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian’s newly SEDA dance prize.

Her integrated curatorial practice is focused on the development of sustainable creative formats, new narratives and care relationships in the performing arts. She approaches her choreographic work as an act of resistance and affection, researching on issues related with social and political movements and their relationship with the performing body in the intimacy of theatre. She created The very delicious piece and The Very Boring Piece, with Jasmina Krizaj, bear me, FM [featuring mortuum] and UM [unimal], elected by newspapers JN and Expresso as one of the best pieces n 2018. In 2023, premieres the piece [THE SYSTEM] in coproduction with 23 Milhas, TM Faro and TAGV.

Her work is documented in the RTP2 series, Portugal Que Dança. Graduated in contemporary dance by the ArtEZ, where she is a mentor and regular teacher.

Daniela Costa – Festival Dias da Dança,

Daniela CostaGeneral Coordinator, DDD – Festival Dias da Dança


Daniela has been the General Coordinator of DDD – Festival Dias da Dança since 2020. Since 2017, she has been part of the production team at Teatro Municipal do Porto. Previously, between 2011 and 2017, she was Head of Production at Teatro Virginia and Coordinator of Production and Educational Services at Cine-Teatro São Pedro. At the same time, she collaborated with the Festival Materiais Diversos. From 2008 to 2011, she was also responsible for the production of exhibitions at the Museu do Douro.

Sigrid Janssens – Dans in Brugge & December Dance

Sigrid Janssens

Artistic Coordinator, Dans in Brugge & December Dance (Bruges)


After a master’s degree in Oriental languages and one in theater science, Sigrid Janssens
built up a twenty-year-long expertise within the performing arts landscape. This in diverse
positions such as programmer, communications manager and general manager. Since
October 2022, she has been artistic coordinator of Dance in Bruges. This is a unique
collaboration between Cultuurcentrum Brugge, KAAP and Concertgebouw Brugge. Together with these three cultural houses, she joins forces to make the city of Bruges a real dance city
for public and makers alike. In this context she is also the driving force behind the annual December Dance Festival. In 2023 the December Dance Festival will celebrate its 16th edition. It is a festival that aims to present a representative sample of significant developments in contemporary dance, both national and international. To achieve this, it not only features celebrated choreographers, but also provides a springboard opportunity for promising lesser-known dance makers.

Arthur Le Gall – KEA

Arthur Le Gall

Director, KEA


Arthur Le Gall is Director at KEA and Co-founder of the b.creative network, a global community of more than 1500 creative entrepreneurs. He is responsible for coordinating KEA’s research team and supervising studies, reports and projects. He designs and engineers support programmes and policies for the cultural and creative sectors to nurture arts, culture and creativity across territories. Arthur also delivers strategic advice to local authorities on the role of sport, culture and creative industries for local and regional development.


Arthur has worked with numerous companies and organisations in the cultural and creative industries, advising on their business models, on aligning funding and investment opportunities with strategic developments. He is the author or co-author of several research pieces on culture and creativity in Europe, and leads EU projects at the crossroads between culture, creativity and socio-economic development. Arthur co-manages a capacity building programme to support investment by banks in the Cultural and Creative Sectors as part of the Creative Europe Guarantee Facility, a programme launched by the European Commission and the European Investment Fund.

Milica Ilic – Consultant

Milica Ilic

Freelance Consultant


Milica Ilic is a cultural worker specialised in transnational cooperation in contemporary performing arts. She co-initiated and coordinated RESHAPE, an experimental research and development project looking at reimagining the art sector’s organisational models in Europe and southern Mediterranean. Previously International Advisor at Onda, the French office for contemporary performing arts circulation, Communication and Administration Manager at IETM, international network for contemporary performing arts and Project Manager at the University of Arts in Belgrade. As a freelance consultant, she works on international cooperation, training, research and evaluation projects in the field of culture.

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