DANCE HIGHWAYS is a European project that brings together six contemporary dance partners – the Lʼespace ASDC and Zappulla DMN Company in Palermo, the Theatre Development Foundation ‘NEW WAVE’ and collective HOTELOKO movement makers in Warsaw, the THEATER DER KLÄNGE in Düsseldorf, Dansearena nord in Tromsø, La Fundicion in Bilbao and the Galerie Chorégraphique in Carcassonne.
This international project, supported by the European Union within the framework of the EU Programme “Erasmus +”, will implement a European calendar of transnational mobilities, with the aim of sharing good practices between experts and offering ongoing professional training workshops for contemporary dancers. The calendar will be implemented between February 2021 and September 2022.
The objective of the project is to support and improve the quality and accessibility of Arts and Culture, by consolidating the cross professional relationship: Art-Education-Health and Integration. DANCE HIGHWAYS thus aims to strengthen a synergy between project proposals and structures in an artistic, cultural and social context.
From February 2021 to September 2022, five two-day transnational meetings and a total of five five-day workshops will be organised to, respectively, bring together twelve international experts and carry out innovative artistic experiences involving 18 professional dancers from the DANCE HIGHWAYS consortium, during the 25 days of workshops. In addition, six partners will generate international festivals and various dissemination programmes, which will generate opportunities to share the fruits of this process with a wide audience.
For the six partners of DANCE HIGHWAYS, it is a question of finding answers linked to the crisis caused by the pandemic both for the choreographic sector and for vulnerable populations, through the range of tools provided by contemporary dance practices.
La Galerie Chorégraphique, the leading partner of DANCE HIGHWAYS, will host the first transnational meeting of the project in Carcassonne on 24 and 25 February 2021.
Poland will be represented by Agata Życzkowska – a director, actress, manager and dance curator, and Adriana Liwara – a manager and coordinator of dance projects.
The project co-financed by the European Union Programme “Erasmus +”.
Transnational meeting, 24–25 February 2021, Carcassonne, France
Workshop, 10–16 May 2021, Palermo, Italy
Workshop, 6–10 September 2021, Carcassonne, France
Workshop, 11–17 December 2021, Warsaw, Poland
Transnational meeting, December 2021, Warsaw, Poland
Workshop, April 2022, Tromsø, Norway
Transnational meeting, June 2022, Bilbao, Spain
Workshop, August 2022, Düsseldorf, Germany
Transnational meeting, August 2022, Düsseldorf, Germany
Transnational meeting, September 2022, Carcassonne, France