Polish Dance Platform: Lublin, 7-9 November 2014

The Polish Dance Platform aims to seek out and promote the most interesting original dance productions made in Poland or by Polish choreographers. The first event of this kind in Poland was the "taniec.pl" showcase held in 2003 in Warsaw as part of the Body/Mind International Contemporary Dance Festival. The idea was revived five years later. To date, Poznań’s Zamek Culture Centre and the Art Stations Foundation have made three editions of the showcase happen: in 2008, 2010 and 2012. In 2013 the two institutions made an agreement with the Institute of Music and Dance in Warsaw which made it the main organiser of the event.

The Platform’s future editions will have a new format and will be taking place in important culture centres across Poland in association with local dance communities. It is open for all contemporary and classical dance professionals. Participants of the final, three-day showcase will be selected through competition. The 2014 jury gathers ten members: artists, journalists, curators and dance theoreticians from across Poland.

The finale of the Polish Dance Platform will take place on 7-9 November 2014 in Lublin. We already look forward to welcoming all dance lovers and professionals interested in Polish choreography to this beautiful city.

We hope that the forthcoming Platform, held in partnership with The Centre for Culture in Lublin, will become an opportunity to reinvigorate collaboration within the Polish dance community and with international partners. PPT 2014 will put special emphasis on partners from Central and Eastern Europe, who have traditionally been close to the city’s cultural heart.

As always, the final showcase will be an occasion to invite festival directors, managers of dance institutions, journalists and dance curators from across Europe, the USA and Asia. We believe that this will open up new opportunities for Polish artists to be present on the international scene.