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OPEN CALL: GROWING TOOLBOX - Dance Dramaturgy Workshops

Supported by ERASMUS+

What: Two different workshops at Impulstanz both led by Guy Cools

Two day Intensive - Who needs a dramaturg? 

Two day Intensive - Rewriting Distance 

Where: Impulstanz, Vienna

Who: Members of Dansverkstaedid

When: 20.7 - 21.7.2024 (11:00 - 17:00) OR 27.7 - 28.7.2024 (11:00 - 17:00)

Deadline for application: 09.06.2024 - 23:59 PM

In 2024 Dansverkstaedid invites all its members to apply for workshops on Dance Dramaturgy across Europe. This open call covers the two day Intensives - Who needs a dramaturg? AND Rewriting Distance Led by Guy Cools. The workshops will take place at Impulstanz in Vienna, 20th - 21st of July and 27th - 28th of July 2024. The workshop hours are 11:00 - 17:00.

You can find more information on the workshop in the description of this sign up sheet.


This opportunity covers per diem, accommodation and travel and workshop fees. 

How to Apply: Fill in the online application form below

For questions contact

OPEN CALL - Summer Residency 

What: Paid Residency
Who: The applicant must be a working dance artist(s) based in Iceland, between 20-35 years old, and able to work at Dansverkstæðið in July 2024.

When: July 2024

Where: Dansverkstæðið

Dansverkstæðið will offer dance artists a paid residency in July 2024. The goal of the residency is to provide two applicants with time and space to work on development and research over a longer period. You can apply as an individual or a group. At the end of the residency period the studio will be opened to the public to present the artistic results. Professional advice and support both during and after the residency will be offered by internal staff of Dansverkstæðið.

Each artist/group receives:

  • ISK 300,000 that can be used for material costs and/or fees. 

  • Up to 200 hours of studio time and desk facilities at the Dansverkstæðið in the value of ISK 400,000

  • Advice from the employees of the Dansverkstæðið. Value of ISK 100,000


Application and selection process

The applicant must be a working dance artist(s) based in Iceland, between 20-35 years old, and able to work at Dansverkstæðið in July 2024. A three person committee selects two artists from the submitted applications.

Application deadline: April 22th 2024, all applications will be answered by the end of April.


To apply, send your application to: with the following details:

  • CV or summary of work and education on 1 page

  • A PDF document with a description of the project you will be working on (max 500 words) or a video link with a verbal description (max 7 minutes).

  • Please mark the subject of the email: Summer Residency 2024


This project is initiated and led by Dansverkstæðið and realized 

with the support of the Reykjavik City Culture Fund


COMMUNITY PROJECT 2024 based in Dance Improvisation

REFLECT: Rediscovering the self through the other


Join Improv for Dance Enthusiasts for a journey through different aspects of dance improvisation to arrive ... somewhere - where we will share our group energy in a public sharing at the end of September 2024. Project starts on the 22nd of April, and runs until the end of December 2024.


Where: At Dansverkstæðið Hjarðarhagi 47 in studio 1. The building is accessible via elevator.

Deadline to apply: 24th of March 2024

For whom: The Project is open to all adult dance enthusiasts (18+) interested in joining the whole journey, no matter their previous experience, abilities or skills.



8th of April: Try out class

22nd of April - 30th of June: Regular Monday classes between 19:30 - 21:30

July and August: Holidays

September: Regular Monday classes between 19:30 - 21:30 + Weekend intensive (full days) on the 8th and 9th + Performance weekend (to be decided on details) 27th - 29th

October: Regular Monday classes between 19:30 - 21:30

November - December: Open Studio


What you get: A chance to express yourself through dance improvisation. Learning several improvisation techniques facilitated by the Improv for Dance Enthusiasts Collective. Being part of a playful dance experience while practicing safer space rules and performing in public spaces.

What you give: Commit to attending the creative process (at least 80%) and actively taking part in the preparation for the public sharing in September 2024, signing an agreement accordingly.

Conditions: Free participation in the project, unless you drop out without a clear communication, then we ask you to pay a fee of 15,000 isk.

You can find more information in the description of the sign up sheet below

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Erasmus+ program. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. "

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OPEN CALL - Keðja Stretch: Dance as Resistance


What: The Dance as Resistance Lab
Who: Dance artists based in Iceland with an established practice and an interest in exploring this in collaboration with peers in an international context. 1 person will be selected.
When: 30 September – 4 October,

Where: Bodø, Norway

This opportunity covers the costs of food, travel, accommodation and an additional fee of 900 EUR.

The partners of keðja Stretch are inviting professional dance artists to join us for this lab in Bodø at the beginning of October 2024. The Dance as Resistance lab is a response to the current precarious and uncertain times. It will be a space for performing artists to gather, reflect and explore their creative practices for political and social change. Hosted by Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts, the lab is taking place in the Norwegian city of Bodø during the Cultural Capital City of 2024. The lab will bring together artists from across each of Keðja network partner organisations. Who is the lab for? The Dance as Resistance lab is for artists who are engaged with how their political concerns can be reflected in their art-making. During the lab, the artists will develop strategies for how art can be an agent for change. The lab is targeted at dance artists with an established artistic practice and an interest in exploring this in collaboration with peers in an international context.

Deadline for application: March 15th 2024

How to apply: Fill in the application form below
For questions contact:

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