EDN – European Dancehouse Network

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EDN – European Dance Network
was founded in 2009 in Barcelona. EDN is a network for trust and cooperation between European dancehouses sharing a common vision regarding the development of dance art across borders. Our mission is to cooperate in securing a sustainable future for the dance sector and to improve relevance for diverse dance among society. In September 2014, EDN achieved the support of "Creatice Europe" by becoming an EU funded project.

EDN - European Dancehouse Network is an association of dancehouses which mission is to promote the professional development of dance artists as well as dance as an art form. But the dancehouses are diverse, differ from region to region in size, focus or budget are driven by directors open for international cooperation and are also a platform for a new generation of cultural players. Through our personal engagement we share different responsibilities and our collaboration is based on communication, trust and reliability. Connect, develop, and support: dance-art crossing borders are the lemma of EDN. Working together enables us to do things that we could not do alone, and to advocate in different countries for better structures for dance.

- For dance artists: to support them in their artistic and aesthetic development and in their artistic profession
- For dancehouses: to promote the practical feasibility of dancehouses as viable models contributing to dance infrastructural development
- For the association’s members: to assist them in the necessary ways in order to support in the best way dance and choreography; to spread the objectives, purposes and aims of the association; to solicit, receive and hold donations, subscriptions, gifts and bequest of all kinds; to promote the objects of the association through projects, programs, conferences, discussions, publications
- For dance sector, inter-sector relations and audience: to establish continue dialogue regarding artistic, organizational, cultural, social and political aspects concerning dance; to advocate for the needs, values and potential of dance locally and internationally; to promote initiatives in the field of education, life-long learning and the creation of new and diverse audiences; to cooperate by advice or otherwise an association, institution or body and having objects or purposes similar to those of the association.

President of EDN is currently Walter Heun, artistic director of Tanzquartier Wien  (elected in December 2015). Secretary is Bettina Masuch, director of Tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf . Francesc Casadesus, director of Mercat de les Flors Barcelona, is treasurer. Further board members are Pia Krämer, artistic director of O-espaco-do-tempo-Montemor. Roberto Cassarotto, artistic director of CSC Bassano del Grappa as well as Carmen Mehnert – Program Director Performing Arts – Hellerau, European Center for the Arts Dresden.


Since January 2015 Ulrike Kuner, head of artistic administration at Tanzquartier Wien, is having the position of EDN supervisor. Two positions - project administration and communication - are currently available.

MEMBERS (in alphabetical order)

Adc - Association pour la danse contemporaine à Geneve / Switzerland

Art Stations Foundation Poznan / Poland

CDC Toulouse / France

Centre national de la danse CND Pantin-Paris / France

Comune di Bassano del Grappa - CSC (Centro per la Scena Contemporanea) / Italy

Dampfenzentrale Bern / Switzerland

DanceEast Ipswich / England

Dance Base - National Centre for Dance Edinburgh / England

Dance City Newcastle / England

Dance Gate Lefkosia / Cyprus

Dance House Lemesos / Cyprus

Dance Ireland Dublin / Ireland

Dansateliers Rotterdam / the Netherlands

Dansehallerne Copenhagen / Denmark

Dansens Hus Oslo / Norway

Dansens Hus Stockholm / Sweden

Dans Makers Amsterdam / The Netherlands

DeVir/CAP Faro / Portugal

Duncan Dance Research Center Athens / Greece

Hellerau - European Center for the Arts Dresden / Germany

Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples / Zagreb Dance Center / Croatia

K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg Kampnagel / Germany

Kino Šiška, Centre for Urban Culture Ljubljana / Slovenia

KLAP Maison pour la danse Marseille / France

Maison de la Danse Lyon / France

Mercat de les Flors Barcelona / Spain

O espaço do tempo Tempo - Montemor o Novo / Portugal

Sadler´s Wells London / England

STUK Kunstcentrum Leuven / Belgium

Tanec Praha / Czech Republic

Tanssin talo ry. Helsinki / Finland

Tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf / Germany

Tanzhaus Zürich / Switzerland

Tanzquartier Wien / Austria

The Place London / England

Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts Budapest / Hungary

Further information will be available shortly at www.ednetwork.eu