• Transnational meeting, 24 – 25 February 21, Carcassonne, France
  • Workshop, 10 – 16 May 21, Palermo, Italy
  • Workshop, 10 – 16 December 21, Warsaw, Poland
  • Transnational meeting, December 21, Warsaw, Poland
  • Transnational meeting, June 22, Bilbao, Spain
  • Workshop, April 22, Tromsø, Norway
  • Workshop, August 22, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Transnational meeting, August 22, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Transnational meeting, September 22, Carcassonne, France


DANCE HIGHWAYS is a European project that brings together six contemporary dance partners the L’espace ASDC in Palermo, the Fundacja Rozwoju Teatru “NOWA FALA” in Warsaw, the THEATER DER KLÄNGE in Düsseldorf, Dansearena Nord in Tromsø, La Fundicion in Bilbao and the Galerie Chorégraphique in Carcassonne.

The first Transnational Meeting under the European DANCE HIGHWAYS project was held in cooperation with six partners Carcassonne (France) – 24-25.02.2021. During the two-day panel of meetings, we had the opportunity to exchange good practices in the field of contemporary dance management. During the lively discussions, many problems faced by cultural managers and common to representatives of each country came to light.

  1. The first is the method of financing dance events, which is not easy to obtain and often not sufficient to fully achieve the intended goals and guarantee the highest quality of the events.
  2. The second issue is the need to strengthen the position of contemporary dance among the society in order to interest it in this type of art and educate it as conscious recipients of culture. This education should not be limited only to the youngest, but also to adults and seniors. These actions should be multi-track.

During the meeting, we also had the opportunity to see three performances by French artists, mainly working in the Occitania region but also coming from Corse.

  1. „Petit c’est grand” – Sandrine Gout
  1. “ Y’a des choses ou avoir envie de dir des choses” Léa Leclerc
  1. “ Avis de recherches” CIE Vialuni LDC

Already on the basis of these three presentations, you can see the variety of forms included in the concept of contemporary dance, as well as the diversity of the message that is dedicated to different audiences: children, adolescents, adults.

After a dozen or so meetings on the Zoom platform during pandemic time, the meeting in the real world was an invaluable event that is difficult to replace with online events. Many talks, also so-called informal, bear fruit in the promise of future cooperation in the field of contemporary dance within 6 European countries. It is a pity that we did not manage to meet our partners from Norway live, only online way. There is hope, however, that it will be possible in the fall of this year