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a project funded under the "Boarding pass plus" call for proposals
of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities

In the last 20 years we have witnessed a significant transformation in the field of artistic research: the new generations of creatives have focused on "site specific" and "human specific" contexts; they have turned to diversified publics; they have developed exportable formats in different contexts and mixed styles and disciplines.
Crossing the sea wants to relaunch this great cultural ferment in an international dimension, which has produced a stratified wealth of artistic experiences: the meeting with the Asian and Middle Eastern area, bringing different stimuli and approaches from the European models, is an opportunity to support this creative vivacity and expand its scope.
The project involves the creation of a device to support Italian artists, curators and managers in undertaking new professional paths and in approaching new areas of artistic exchange; it also aims to strengthen the relationship between the members of the Italian partnership and foreign partners, expanding the network to other subjects (both in Italy and in partner countries) to allow new projects, an efficient flow of information, bilateral processes.
The promotion of two public calls, one for artistic projects and one for the operators' mobility, aims to rectify some of the critical aspects of the live show system in the short to medium term: the lack of sources of support for individual mobility, the lack of knowledge of the systems of other countries, especially in the Mena / Asia geographical areas, the criticality in identifying interlocutors and subjects to collaborate with.
The long-term goal of the partner network is to represent an Italian antenna and act as a facilitator of internalization processes towards Italian artists and exchanges with Middle Eastern and Asian operators and companies.

Italian partners: Marche Teatro, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa, Incontri Internazionali di Rovereto, Anghiari Dance Hub, Armunia Castigliocello, Mosaico Danza Torino, Ass. Lis Lab performing arts Nebbiuno (NO)

Foreign partners: Maqamat (Libano), Attakalari Center for Movement Arts (India), T.H.E. Dance Company (Singapore), Seoul section of CID-UNESCO / SIDance (Corea), National Performing Arts Center (Taiwan), CCDC Hong Kong, Shangai Dramatic Arts Center (settori teatro e danza), Hong Kong Arts Festival (Cina)

Project calendar
October 2018: Start of the exchange and relations between the partners. Publication of calls

November 2018: publication of announcements

December 2018: Closing of the calls and selection. Final calendar of activities.

January 2019: Initial tutoring of the selected. Identification of festivals to which the selected operators participate.

February - November 2019: Artistic projects: Hospitality in Italy at the partners to start the work process. Activities abroad with a final demonstration event or other return activities. Hospitality with Italian restitution partners.

December 2019: Closing of the project. Results processing.


Spark brings together four leading companies of professional inclusive dance and two renowned dance festivals from six European countries. An existing network can be strengthened, knowledge of specific working methods and choreographic approaches in inclusive dance can be exchanged, the mobility of disabled dancers between partner’s increases and the touring possibilities for inclusive dance pieces are improved.

BewegGrund (CH) promotes inclusive dance, i.e. the joint dancing of people with and without disabilities. Since its foundation in 1998, the association, under the artistic direction of Susanne Schneider, regularly organizes courses and workshops with choreographers from Switzerland and abroad, works in schools and organizes a biennial festival. The Cie BewegGrund has realized a series of professional stage works that are touring internationally.

Spinn (S) started in 2010 as the first and only inclusive dance company working professionally in the Nordic countries. The company is leading the regional discussion on access and inclusion, generating exciting dialogue with many creative, educational and public institutions across the country with a view to inspiring a process of change. More than 17,000 people have seen Spinn or participated in their activities, which include mentoring Nordic dance artists and delivering youth dance activities. 

CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (N)  aims to strengthen dance as an art form in Norway by presenting a diversity of national and international contemporary dance through a biennale of the highest artistic calibre. The festival aims to contribute to the development of Norwegian dance through performances, workshops, seminars and other events and highlight Oslo and Norway as an international arena for contemporary dance.

Candoco Dance Company (GB) is the world's leading inclusive dance company employing disabled and non-disabled dancers. We create excellent and profound experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art and ability. 
We deliver world-class commissions, extensive national and international performances, wide reaching learning, bespoke training and advocacy. Thereby raising levels of debate on dance and disability by demonstrating and discussing the creative potential of inclusive practice. 
Candoco tours internationally with over 35 performances annually. Commissions include works by award-winning choreographers such as Jerome Bel, Emanuel Gat, Trisha Brown. Partners and presenters are Sadler’s Wells, Southbank Centre, Tanzhaus NRW and Oriente Occidente.

Dance group Magija  (CRO) is a theater dance group based in Rijeka/ Croatia. Its dancers are the members of Association of people with cerebral and children palsy/ Rijeka. Since 2006. they have  been devoted to the dance movement in the field of physical theater and contemporary dance. Magija' s work began with shorter dance productions and performances in the region. In 2013. they started developing invlusive dance scene in their region by collaborating with professional dancers and actors, dance students and other Associations of disabled pople. They are founders and producers of Dance Festival Inclusive Scenes that in 2019. is celebrating its fourth year of existence.

Tanzfähig (D) was founded in 2007 as an initiative to develop more physical diversity in contemporary dance. It is artistically and educationally oriented, and aims to provide access to contemporary dance for all people. It is nationally and internationally well-connected and appreciated for its concept. In the last few years its approach was successfully applied to several productions, regular dance trainings and numerous workshops. Dachverband Tanz, the umbrella organisation for dance in Germany and university partner Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz support the initiative's delivery.  

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The Festival Oriente Occidente – supported by the network #unlimited Italia and by the Department of Political Sciences and the Department of Culture of the Autonomous Province of Trento - presents the first web portal on inclusive dance. This portal connects different local realities, helps creating new productions, informs on the possibilities of workshops and trainings through the section IoRacconto, allows the creation of a process confronting the various themes of this discipline.




The Italian network on inclusive dance is an initiative of Incontri Internazionali di Rovereto and involves many partners interested in making their identities available, with the aim of giving continuity to a cooperative project, based on certain peculiar aims. These objectives focus on the inclusion of artists and people with and without disabilities, and on the promotion of same opportunities to everyone. The network supports actions impacting on the cultural system and on those who work in the field of art and creativity, cooperating at the national level; moreover, the network stimulates a discussion on the access and training of disable people, and creates opportunities for development and education of the public through shared processes; the network promotes the creative case of diversity introducing aesthetic paths and produces reference figures for the disable audience and for young artists, to encourage the opening of every theatrical space, from the stage to the stalls, from the directing room to the locker rooms, to the bathrooms.

The network is a mouthpiece for ideas and inputs, open to new realities which want to be part of it. 


Network Anticorpi XL

Since over ten years the Network Anticorpi XL represents a real example for promotion of young original dance. The network involves theaters, festivals, circuits, operators that share ideas and implementation of different "actions" aimed for training, promoting and developing an original culture of dance and research. Thanks to sharing of the resources of each partner and guidelines that include different ways to support the artists we can create practical ways and real opportunities to disseminate and observe young original dance.