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Join the Dansathon, the first collaborative European event to imagine the future of dance

Are you a dancer, choreographer, designer, developer, student, start-upper... or simply a dance and innovation enthusiast? Join the Dansathon, the first collaborative European event to imagine the future of dance. Register from 16 April to 1 June 2018 on dansathon.org to share a unique experience of co-creation in dance and new technologies.

3 days, 3 cities and 3 theatres to explore new ways of dancing

The Dansathon will take place simultaneously in 3 big European cities: Lyon, Liège and London. Based on an idea from the BNP Paribas Foundation and co-organised with 3 major dance institutions (La Maison de la Danse in Lyon, Sadler’s Wells in London, and the Théâtre de Liège), the Dansathon aims to combine dance and new technologies (motion capture, AI, VR, video games, data, etc.) and share dance with an audience as diverse as possible

From the 28th to the 30th of September 2018, as part of the "Biennale de Lyon Danse", the selected participants will combine their talents to explore new fields in the creation and dissemination of dance. At each venue, 5 teams consisting of a dancer, a choreographer, a designer, a developer, a maker and a communicator will have the challenge of coming up with a prototype of a dance performance, a short creation or an installation around the theme of connecting with audiences and the local community

In each city - Liège, London and Lyon - one project will be awarded a €10,000 grant from the BNP Paribas Foundation and receive support from the co-organising theatres to continue their creative work.

Imagine, experiment and create together.

Join the first European, collaborative and connected event to imagine the dance of tomorrow


The Dansathon in pictures

DANSE + HACKATHON = DANSATHONDans le cadre de la Biennale de danse de Lyon, entre le 28 et le 30 septembre 2018, trois villes européennes - Liège, Londres et Lyon - vont partager une expérience unique de co-création : le DANSATHON.

Dansathon stages

  • From April 16th to June 1rst

    Call for entries.

  • From June 1st to June 20th 

    Selection of participants.

  • Summer 2018

    Putting together of the Dansathon community.

  • From September 28th to September 30th 

    Dansathon: 72 hours to co-create the future of dance 3 prizes will be awarded to the most innovative projects at the end of the 3 days.

  • End of 2018 – 2019

    During the artistic residency: development of the awarded projects and support to their promotion.

The BNP Paribas Foundation and dance

Ever since it was founded, the BNP Paribas Foundation has supported choreographers in the development of their projects and endeavoured to expand audiences in France and abroad. With a desire to contribute to artistic cooperation between cultures, it sponsors international resident programmes at major institutions like the Maison de la Danse in Lyon and the Théâtre national de la Danse in Chaillot. It explores new links between artistic creation and technological innovation and supports innovative proposals for the creation and dissemination of dance. BNP Paribas Foundation is currently supporting 17 companies and 5 performing arts institutions with their projects.

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