TOUR DE DANCE

International presenters network of contemporary dance

 

Belgium / Luxembourg / France / Holland / Germany

 

« TOUR DE DANCE » is an international presenters network of contemporary dance with the aim to facilitate and optimise dance performances tours – generally non-European – in a « restricted » geographic perimeter and for a « defined period » in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Holland and Germany.

 

Set up in 2015, this network has 6 founding members :

En 2016, ces 5 membres-fondateurs ont été rejoints par

The alliance of these 9 producing and presenting venues of international choreographic works enables significant savings in terms of travel costs and other performance-related expenses. It also offers the audience an important variety in programming focused on cultural diversity by going off the beaten track.

 

In 2015/2016, the first « Tour de dance » organised between the 9 partners generated more than 20 performance dates for the following companies : Buenos Aires Tango (Argentina), Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), New Zealand Dance Company, Juan Onofri Barbato (Argentina).

 

In 2016/2017, the network generated 8 performance dates of Anthony Hamilton’s production « Meeting » (Australia).

 

In 2017/2018, the 9 partners will generate 26 performance dates by co-presenting the following companies : Martha Graham Dance Company (USA), Bouchra Ouizguen + Carte Blanche (Morocco/Norway), Rianto + Danses des masques de Cirebon (Indonesia), Gregory Maqoma (South Africa), Eun-Me Ahn Dance Company (South Korea).

The network is expected to widen over the coming years and is considering a joint production in the form of a commission to an artist.

 

Infos : Pierre THYS p.thys@theatredeliege.be & Bertrand LAHAUT b.lahaut@theatredeliege.be