Dance Ireland is a proud member of the European Dance Development Network.
EDN is a network of trust and collaboration between European dance development organisations sharing a common vision regarding the development of dance art across borders.
Inspired by the shifting landscapes in contemporary dance, EDN is delighted to announce that the network has expanded its focus and changed its name from ‘European Dancehouse Network’ to ‘European Dance Development Network’. With this action we recognise:
[representation] we represent different kinds of organisations contributing to the development of contemporary dance in Europe. Not all of them are building-based.
[connection] we are a network for building relationships.
[interdependence] we hold space for a mutually supportive, stable ecology of contemporary dance.
[diversity] we are a meeting place for coalitions and alliances between different kinds of associations representing diverse realities and perspectives in the field.
[movement] we accompany the sector's transformations and support striving for more equitable and diverse spaces for dance, informed by current artistic practices.
[acknowledgement] we shall continue to ask: who is the 'we'? Who is here? And who is still missing?
This is EDN in a shared movement towards more sustainable working conditions in the dance field and a more diverse, accessible, and equitable dance ecosystem: a meeting time and place for the interdependent, where centres turn to hubs, houses to spaces, doors are held open and gatekeepers are making more keys.