Big Pulse Dance Alliance, a new network of 12 European dance festivals and institutions brought together by a common vision, launches a diverse series of commissions and activities that will form part of the 4-year project aimed at developing and strengthening the contemporary dance sector across Europe. Festival TANEC PRAHA represent the Czech Republic in the project. 

Speaking at the launch event that took place on Thursday 8 April as part of the Sismògraf Dance Festival (Olot, Spain), members from the Artistic Director team shared how Big Pulse Dance Alliance aims to achieve its core goals of supporting artists and diversifying dance programming on the big stages of Europe; reaching diverse audiences and bringing dance to new spaces; and building a lively network of European dance festivals. 

 The Big Pulse Scaling Up programme will focus on supporting artists transition from producing work for small and medium-sized stages to large-scale productions through a series of co-commissions. Four exciting artists have already been selected for this programme and will create new works to be co-commissioned and toured at several partner festivals: Oona Doherty (UK), Silvia Gribaudi (IT), Marco da Silva Ferreira (PT), Amala Dianor (FR).

A second series of commissions, Big Pulse Open Air, aims to bring artists and audiences together through bold, captivating choreography that celebrates the power of the body in motion. Applications from artists interested in developing portable, ecologically aware choreographic ideas for public outdoor spaces are currently invited to submit an Expression of Interest (Deadline: 16 April).

Big Pulse Dance Alliance’s long-term aim is to establish a vibrant and enduring network of festivals, working with artists and audiences, to ensure the continued development and sustainability of the contemporary dance sector.

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