A Hundred. Mapping Contemporary Dance Resources in Europe
June 2015 - April 2016
European Dancehouse Network
A Hundred. Mapping contemporary dance resources in Europe is not an exhaustive study, but a preliminary data gathering exercise – an exploration of how this information might be distilled and disseminated. As an applied research methodology, it has been developed as a reflective process in which the outcomes can contribute to inform and evolve the research actions.
It is meant to capture a picture of some centres (be these established institutions or new entities, networks or festivals) that support dance and have a strong international projection within their core mission or vision. It might act as guiding framework for artists and professionals, helping them to make connections with each other.
To create a map of European Dance Resources that promote and support contemporary dance and stimulate international dialogue and collaboration.
64 artists and representatives from dance organisations and festivals across Europe participated in the preliminary study through 5 workshops that were held between April and November 2015 coinciding with outstanding international dance meetings.
The knowledge and experience of invited participants informed and provided objective contributions to shape and develop the whole process. The research method used to gather data was based on a Focus Group model. The data analysis and criteria selection was then undertaken later on by the research coordinators resulting in 161 international resources documented. These include dance spaces, dance festivals, multidisciplinary festivals and/or venues programming dance, networks and projects and other resources.
A Hundred is an initiative of EDN within the project funded by Creative Europe and it is possible thanks to the cooperation of Mercat de les Flors Barcelona, Institut Ramon Llull, Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano de Grappa, Tanz im August, HAU-Hebbel am Ufer, La Briqueterie-CDC du Val de Marne, Aerowaves, Trafo and IETM.