About the project

Communicating Dance: Leonardo da Vinci-Life Long Learning Programme

September 2013 -July 2015

Communicating Dance supports young choreographers and writers/journalists in the field of contemporary dance as future leaders in the professional dance sector. Leaders in dance need specific competences and particular awareness related to the dynamic European creative industry.

Communicating Dance focuses on recognizing and acknowledging these multi-layered aspects required for cultural leaders with responsibility for teams, funding, communication, distribution.

The ability to clearly communicate to different target groups (team members, audiences, presenters, funding bodies et al.) is an important competence to be developed through this programme.
With activities in the six partner countries Communicating Dance raises awareness of the different cultural working relations and contexts in Europe today and thus offers career planning within a European context.

By training young choreographers and writers in both shared as individual learning trajectories, Communicating Dance aims at strengthening the European contemporary dance scene, contributing to its competitive edge and visibility within the international creative industry. An online blog will give insight in the project by sharing best practices and serving as a starting point for a new European platform for the critical discourse on contemporary dance.

Communicating Dance is initiated by :

K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie (DE)
Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples (HR)
Comune di Bassano del Grappa (IT)
Dansateliers (NL)
Dance Ireland (IE)
Le Pacifique CDC (FR)

The project is supported by the Leonardo program which is part of the European Commissions’
Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-13.

Activities include:

  • Workshops with all participants
  • Peer-to-peer exchange of good practices
  • Working in transdisciplinary, transnational teams
  • Attending international dance festivals including face-to-face expert interviews and developing individual professional networks
  • Tailor made trajectories (shadowing, case studies, internships, individual project development)
  • Development of individual career plans
  • Online activities: documentation of projects, discursive practices, model sharing about critical response to choreography
  • Individual coaching; individual and group evaluation
  • Participants develop local projects, integrating local dance communities
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Communicating Dance is funded with support from the European Commission under the umbrella of the Lifelong Learning Program (Leonardo Da Vinci Partnerships). This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.