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Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Tanz im August, presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer, is a festival for contemporary dance in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1989 the festival offers an international range of contemporary dance performances, prestigious companies, innovative choreographers as well as a sense for emerging aesthetics and formats from all over the world. Berlin-based artists present their newest works and numerous German and international premieres are celebrated here. The events at Tanz im August are shown at various venues and locations across Berlin.
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, celebrating 21st century choreography across the capital and beyond. Its mission is to entice audiences, nurture artists, innovate practice, and stimulate interest in the power of the body in motion. Alongside the festival, Dance Umbrella creates year-round creative learning initiatives for all ages, develops new choreographic talent, hosts thought-provoking debates and discussions, and offers skill sharing opportunities for creative industry professionals.
Dublin Dance Festival
Dublin Dance Festival is a vital platform for contemporary dance, presenting the best Irish and international dance artists and deepening engagement with dance in Ireland. We work year round to curate excellent, relevant, diverse and daring dance. We generate important opportunities for dance artists through professional development programmes, residencies and commissions. Culminating in an annual two-week festival each May, we offer a unique opportunity to experience exceptional dance in venues and spaces throughout Dublin city.
Julidans is a festival for international contemporary dance in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Every summer, the festival presents the great masters, enfants terribles, and new icons of dance at various locations throughout the city. Groundbreaking, daring and surprising performances inspire connoisseurs and curious minds alike.
New Baltic Dance
Since its start in 1996, New Baltic Dance has grown into one of the most significant and prestigious dance festivals in the Baltic Sea region. One of the aims of the festival is to present the latest productions, providing Lithuanian choreographers a valuable platform to showcase their recent works. The programme of New Baltic Dance is diverse and includes both well-established companies with famous productions and new young artists with experimental works.
ONE Dance Week
ONE DANCE WEEK is an international contemporary dance and performance festival based in the city of Plovdiv, organised by ONE Foundation for Culture and Arts. Today, the festival is the biggest forum in Bulgaria entirely dedicated to the contemporary dance scene and since its first edition in 2008, has presented the works of hundreds of artists and companies from all over the world.
Since its inception in 1987, Torinodanza has presented the most renowned and iconic dance works as well as dynamic and groundbreaking contemporary choreographies from around the world. Once an industrial centre, Turin is a new European cultural hub that embodies the most generous aspects of dynamism and internationality. Torinodanza takes place in alternative urban spaces (art and music centres, ex-factories, circus tents), and is a physical and mental space where the greatest talents of international dance offer new ways of watching, participating in and engaging with dance.
Zodiak – Side Step Festival
Zodiak – Centre for New Dance is the only producer and venue focusing solely on contemporary dance in Helsinki, Finland. With an artistically curated programme of performances, Zodiak provides essential support for artists based in Finland. Since 1996, Zodiak also presents an annual international festival taking place in February each year. Zodiak’s Side Step Festival showcases the latest trends in contemporary dance, and presents many artists and performances previously unseen in Finland.
Catalonia – Spain
Sismògraf Dance Festival
With almost 15 years of experience, Sismògraf is the festival that detects the movement of the body and the planet. It is a celebration of dance and performative arts that flourishes among a culturally ever changing, local and global ecosystem. It is a situated and conscious festival that brings together choreographies of all kinds, focusing on the ability of movement to confront social, environmental and relational challenges in our landscape and in landscapes worldwide.
The Czech Republic
International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA
The International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA is one of the biggest cultural events in the Czech Republic. Every June since 1989, the festival showcases the diversity and quality of the local and international dance scene. The festival programme includes medium and large-scale works, new and experimental choreographies, open air productions, works by young artists as well as workshops, discussions and screenings. Organised by the NGO Tanec Praha, the festival’s programme is presented in more than 20 cities and municipalities across the country.
CODA Oslo International Dance Festival
CODA creates unforgettable experiences, stimulates the development of dance as an artform and is a meeting place for seeing, doing and talking about dance. Initiated in 2002 by choreographers Lise Nordal and Odd Johan Fritzøe, CODA has developed into the largest contemporary dance festival in the Nordics. Each October, the festival gathers the best of national and international contemporary dance. Presenting work in theatres as well as in unexpected places including in bars and on the streets, CODA is a festival for everyone. From those who already love dance, to those who are new to it – everyone is invited.
Danscentrum Sverige is a non-profit membership organisation in the form of a national centre formation, gathering the independent professional dance artists in Sweden. The centre collaborates with organisations in different sectors, arts practitioners, artists, and educators at a professional level and is a resource for knowledge, competence and artistic development. Danscentrum Sverige has four regional self-governing member organisations that convey dance to presenters and organise professional daily practice.