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This event was part of our 2022 Edition

Visiting Artist Programme

A Big Pulse Dance Alliance initiative

A 4-day programme of creative exchange for artists from across Europe

Visiting Artist Programme

The Big Pulse Visiting Artist programme invites artists to visit dance festivals around Europe, stimulating artistic development, creative exchange and valuable networking.

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“The Visiting Artists programme allowed me to look into Italian contemporary dance closer. We spent a lot of time talking about the situation in our countries and also about our current works."

Natálie Podešvová (The Czech Republic) on Big Pulse Visiting Artist Programme 2021 at Torinodanza Festival

“It was a real pleasure to connect with other artists and see what other people are doing creatively. I really feel I got a sense of how things are working in the Piedmont Region."

Philip Connaughton (Ireland) on Big Pulse Visiting Artist Programme 2021 at Torinodanza Festival

Selected artists will have the opportunity to visit diverse festivals, meet local artists, attend performances and gain inspiration and expertise as they progress in their work. It will also offer artists the chance to engage with presenters and promoters, providing essential networking opportunities.

DDF is thrilled to open the 2022 Edition to the Big Pulse Visiting Artist programme which will see a group of artists from a wide range of backgrounds and training connect for 3 days of creative exchange. Led by DDF Artistic Director Jazmin Chiodi, the programme will include attending performances, visiting significant venues and sites within the city, engaging with key figures in dance in Ireland (presenters, artists), delving into valuable discussions together and sharing time together in a relaxed setting in the Festival Hub, based at Ireland’s national theatre, the Abbey Theatre.

The Big Pulse Visiting Artist programme is an initiative of Big Pulse Dance Alliance, a vibrant partnership of European festivals and institutions united by a shared purpose. With a passionate belief in the potential of dance to share stories, create powerful experiences and connect with individuals and communities, Big Pulse is dedicated to strengthening and expanding the reach of contemporary dance. Dublin Dance Festival is a proud partner of Big Pulse Dance Alliance. Find out more HERE.

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