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Moving Balkans

Contemporary Dance Platform

Moving Balkans Contemporary Dance Platform is a new dynamic collaboration of dance professionals from across the Balkans. The mission of the platform is to elevate contemporary dance in the region and position it competitively within Europe. Through a regional partnership network, showcases, artist mobility initiatives, workshops, co-creations, and capacity-building activities, we empower dance professionals and raise awareness of the vibrant dance scene in the Balkans. 



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Moving Balkans Open Call for Artists

Deadline for applications: 2 June 2024 at 23:59 CET


Moving Balkans is a contemporary dance platform bringing together dance organizations  from the Balkans. Our aim is to improve and support contemporary dance by raising awareness, producing dance works and organizing educational activities for dance professionals from the Balkans.


From the open call 10 contemporary dance works will be selected to be presented on the first edition of the Moving Balkans Contemporary Dance Showcase which will be held in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Rijeka (Croatia) and Zagreb (Croatia) between 10–13 of May 2025. The festival will showcase productions from the Balkan region and offer opportunities to meet, exchange ideas, interact with the audience and dance professionals, and be part of a new artistic network.


More information is provided in the info sheet and FAQ below. The applications must be submitted via Google Forms by 2 June 2024 at 23:59 CET.


For additional questions you are kindly invited to attend a Zoom info session which will be held on 8 May 2024 at 16:00 CET (meeting link is provided in the info sheet).

Moving Balkans Contemporary Dance Showcase

Get ready for exciting opportunities! Moving Balkans will open two calls for artists (April 2024 & 2025), out of which the 10 most outstanding dance pieces will be selected and presented at a 4-day Moving Balkans showcase festival. The first one will take place in May 2025 (Ljubljana, Rijeka, Zagreb), followed by the second one in May 2026 (Novi Sad).


SAVE THE DATE: 10-13 May 2025

May 10-11 / Ljubljana (SI)

May 12 / Rijeka (HR)

May 13 / Zagreb (HR)


Join us as we celebrate creativity, collaboration, and cultural exchange!

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