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Published on: Friday April 16, 2021

Presented by Birmingham International Dance Festival, the Outdoor Dance Collection 2021 (ODC21) is an exciting outdoor arts industry digital programme for professional delegates and artists and includes UK Dance Showcase and Dance & The Outdoors Symposium. 

UK Dance Showcase (3 & 4 June)

Devised in collaboration and delivered in partnership with XTRAX as part of Platform 4:UKDance4 as part of Dance from England; and DanceXchange, producers of BIDF, the UK Dance Showcase will present current choreographic practice for outdoor and site-responsive work.

The showcase programme will provide opportunities for artists, programmers and professionals working in outdoor dance to attend panel discussions, training and artists pitching sessions and other networking opportunities, available via a virtual event platform.

Delegates will also have access to the Outdoor Dance Collection 21 Catalogue presenting current work available for touring by UK dance artists.

Apply or view the full programme here

Dance & The Outdoors Symposium (8 & 9 June)

Devised and produced by 101 Outdoor Arts and The Place in partnership with DanceXchange producers of BIDF.

The symposium will look at a range of practice in locations from urban to rural and in contexts that span touring to site-specific to participant-led. Some of Europe’s most exciting choreographers and companies will be taking part in panel sessions that aim to shine a spotlight on the wealth of outdoor dance practice.

This two-day digital conference will bring together practitioners, producers and presenters of outdoor dance to explore how artists are creating work for public space.

View the full programme here

As part of the live BIDF 21 in Autumn, live streaming of all relevant outdoor events will be provided for the ODC21 delegates.


Special Thanks to our partners and collaborators

101 Outdoor Arts Creation Space
Bidf Dx
Platform 4 UK
The Place
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