Big Pulse Dance Alliance

The last 40 years, Europe has been growing to become the global leader in professional dance through high quality of dance education and professionalization of its sector. Big Pulse Dance Alliance (BPDA) is a project devised by 12 dance festivals, a total of twelve partners, to tackle the challenges festivals and choreographers across Europe face. The aim of the project is to diversify the programming on the big stages, to reach-out for general public through free outdoor programming in public space and to contribute to building a more resilient and healthy dance sector. 

BPDA is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. More about the project:






Big Pulse Dance Alliance (BPDA) is a 4-year partnership (2021-2024) of 12 European dance festivals and institutions united by their passion to promote, strengthen and broaden the reach of the contemporary dance sector. With the support of EU Creative Europe co-funding, BPDA aims to diversify dance programming on stages and in public outdoor spaces; support artist development through mentorship, travel and workshop programmes; and invite new audiences to engage with the artform through dynamic live or digital performances and other participatory activities. The project’s long-term vision is to establish a lively network of European dance festivals who work collaboratively and sustainably to further the life-changing impact of dance.

The Big Pulse Dance Alliance partners are: 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 – Center for New Dance (Finland) • Sismògraf Dance Festival (Spain) • International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (Czech Republic) • CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (Norway) • Danscentrum Sverige (Sweden)