DQD Network


Danse qui Danse is an European network composed by seven partners:

Scenario Pubblico / Compagnia Zappalà Danza – Catania (I)
Korzo – Den Haag (NL)
Malandain Ballet Biarritz – Biarritz (F)
Danish Dance Theatre – Copenaghen (D)

Dantzaz – San Sebastian (E)
Ginisiano Dance Centre – Porto (PT)
National Moravian Silesian Theatre – Ostrava (CZ)

These organizations each revolve around a dance form that might be defined a strong dance, in other words a danse qui danse, dancing dance, as defined by Yves Kordain, general director of the Malandain Ballet Biarritz. This dance form focuses on movement, steeped within the work of expert dancers and choreographers that use the virtuosity and elegance of dancers’ bodies as a means rather than as an end, to merge the physical with the spiritual realm.

This network aims to:

  • uphold and promote danse qui danse
  • discover new talented choreographers
  • ensure their integrated growth and development
  • enhance the dance scene
  • strengthen the network of choreographers in residence
  • create new work patterns