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Big Pulse Dance Alliance

12 European dance festivals and institutions brought together by a common goal: to develop and strengthen the contemporary dance sector across Europe.

Our aim is:

  • Supporting artists and diversifying dance programming on the big stages of Europe. 

  • Reaching diverse audiences and bringing dance to new spaces

  • Building a lively network of European dance festivals


Partner Festivals / Institutions of Big Pulse Dance Alliance: 

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 - Side Step Festival (Finland), Sismògraf Dance Festival (Catalonia - Spain), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (Czech Republic), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) and Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden)


Read more about Big Pulse Dance Alliance on the website.


Aktiviteter inom Big Pulse Dance Alliance stöds av Kulturrådet och Konstnärsnämnden.

Core programme activities

With a wide network across Europe through the existing partners, and through this core programme of activities, Big Pulse Dance Alliance’s long-term aim is to establish a vibrant and enduring network of festivals, working with artists and audiences, to ensure the continued development and sustainability of the contemporary dance sector.

Big Pulse Scaling Up Programme

The Scaling Up Programme focus on supporting artists transition from producing work for small and medium-sized stages to large-scale productions through a series of co-commissions.


Big Pulse Open Air Co-Productions

The series of Open Air co-productions aims to bring artists and audiences together through presenting bold, captivating choreography that celebrates our creative imaginations and the power of the body in motion.


Big Pulse Visiting Artist Programme

The Visiting Artist Programme offers up-and-coming choreographers based in Sweden the opportunity to visit one of Big Pulse partner festivals.


Winter Intensives and Mentoring Programme

Developing leadership and project management skills, as well as addressing ecological and other urgent challenges in creating a sustainable working environment.


Aktiviteter inom Big Pulse Dance Alliance stöds under 2022-2023 av Kulturrådet och Konstnärsnämnden.

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