European Dancehouse Network

Dance Ireland is a member of the European Dancehouse Network

Dance Ireland is a member of the European Dancehouse Network
EDN is a network of trust and collaboration between European dancehouses sharing a common vision regarding the development of dance art across borders.


CEO Sheils Creevey: Increasingly, we are hearing of our Members’ concerns regarding the future of touring at home and abroad. The Perform Europe project is a timely intervention to explore the possibility of touring across Europe, what it means post-pandemic and what the distribution of dance will look like in the future. It’s important that the voices of Irish dance artists are included in this research, and that our community gets involved in future outcomes and initiatives.


Dancehouses have facilities for dance production, research and presentation, supporting systems for professional choreographers and dancers and have a public mandate under independent artistic management. Parallel to an ongoing annual programme they organise activities for learning and participation and regularly engage in dance and similar fields both locally and internationally.

Since its foundation in 2009, EDN has been an umbrella for different cooperation projects such as modul-dance, EVDH – European Video Dance Heritage, Léim, Communicating Dance, Chin-A-moves, Kore-A-moves and Dance Dialogues Africa, some of them possible thanks to the support of European Culture Programmes.

Maintaining individualities and differences and working horizontally in methods and practice, all the members collaborate to promote the idea of a diverse Europe, secure a sustainable future for the dance sector and strengthen its relevance.