Big Pulse Dance Alliance

Big Pulse Dance Alliance (BPDA) is a 4-year partnership (2021-2024) of 12 European dance festivals and institutions united by their passion to promote, strengthen and broaden the reach of the contemporary dance sector. With the support of EU Creative Europe co-funding, BPDA aims to diversify dance programming on stages and in public outdoor spaces; support artist development through mentorship, travel and workshop programmes; and invite new audiences to engage with the artform through dynamic live or digital performances and other participatory activities. The project’s long-term vision is to establish a lively network of European dance festivals who work collaboratively and sustainably to further the life-changing impact of dance.

More information on BPDA can be found at

• Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Germany)
• Dance Umbrella (UK)
• Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland)
• Julidans (Netherlands)
• New Baltic Dance (Lithuania)
• ONE Dance Week (Bulgaria)
• Torinodanza Festival (Italy)
• Zodiak – Center for New Dance (Finland)
• Sismògraf Dance Festival (Spain)
• International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (Czech Republic)
• CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway)
• Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden)

OPEN CALL: Big Pulse Open Air Commissions

We’re delighted to launch a new series of co-commissions for free outdoor performances for the people of Europe. We’re inviting Expressions of Interest from artists wanting to develop portable, ecologically aware choreographic ideas.

Deadline for submissions is 16 April 2021.

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Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union