Slovak Dance Platform
Four organizations active in the field of production, presentation, promotion, reflection and documentation of contemporary dance in Slovakia: Bratislava in Movement Association, PLAST – Platform for Contemporary Dance, Theatre Institute Bratislava and Nu Dance Fest joined forces and together they organize the first ever edition of SLOVAK DANCE PLATFORM in Bratislava.
Being one of the last countries in the region lacking a regular platform for the presentation of the crème de la crème of Slovak contemporary dance scene, we are very excited for this opportunity to introduce Slovak choreographers to the wider international professional community.
The original plan was to hold the platform in November 2020, due to the pandemic, we decided to postpone it to the end of May 2021, hoping for a much better situation that would allow for travelling, live performances and networking in person. However, observing the situation not only in Slovakia but all over Europe, we have decided to organize this first edition as an online event. We invite you to join us online and get a taste of the Slovak contemporary dance scene, before we could all reunite and meet in person.
The platform will showcase over 3 days in May the best and most innovative contemporary dance performances created by Slovak artists in the past two seasons. We received 53 applications from Slovak choreographers and companies. 11 performances were selected by dramaturgical board composed of curators, choreographers and dance critics. The program will feature the diversity and versatility of artistic approaches on Slovak dance scene, both conceptual and generational. Beside the streamed performances, you will have a chance to get to know the artists in conversations about their work, as well as in a live discussion.
The ambition of the organizers is to build Slovak Dance Platform as a regular biennial event.
We invite you to discover the Slovak dance. Up close.
Under the auspices of the Mayor of Bratislava, Mr. Matúš Vallo.
All videos will be made available to registered participants and ticket holders for a period of 7 days.