3 Educational Partners

Toubab Dialaw – Senegal

Ecole des Sables

Antwerp – Belgium

Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Lyon- France

Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon

Get to know the professional partners

deSingel is a Belgian arts center. Its various stages, concert halls and exhibition spaces offer a manifold program of music, dance, theater and architecture. It is also home to the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, the Flemish Architecture Institute (VAI),[2] the Study Center for Flemish Music (SVM), the VDAB employment initiative for theatre technicians Sabbattini, and multiple artists and ansembles in residence.

les SUBS – Sublime, subtle, subversive, subjective, substantial, sub-cultural

In a remarkable heritage site on the banks of the Saône in Lyon, the SUBS is both a working space for artists and a place where everyone can live and create art. Artistic residencies, cultural cooperation, original mediation initiatives and inclusive projects: the SUBS support today’s creation by bringing together aesthetic ambitions, amateur practices, creative spirit, eco-sensitivity and social and generational diversity. Theater, dance, music, circus, visual and digital arts: the full diversity of the contemporary scene flourishes here, fostering the consecration of international figures and the revelation of young regional talent.

Faithful to its original spirit, the SUBS is renewing the modalities of its actions by developing new strategic axes: new impetus to support creation (with the winning bet of in-house productions), new residency schemes (linked to the regional territory and the international scene), new partnership dynamics, unprecedented mediation actions and inclusive projects, resumption of the bar/terrace operation, artistic metamorphoses of spaces with ephemeral scenographic commissions and a global site approach with their neighbor, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon.

More than a cultural institution, SUBS is a tool for artistic and social innovation, resolutely in tune with the needs of our times. Their actions are part of a public policy of art and culture serving the emancipation of citizens. At the crossroads of heritage and artistic creation, the SUBS promote the values of hospitality, diversity and innovation.


Ágora Cultura e Desporto & DDD – Festival Dias da Dança

DDD – Festival Dias da Dança, an annual international contemporary dance festival co-organized by the Porto, Matosinhos and Gaia City Councils in the context of the Atlantic Front, is co-produced by leading artistic institutions from these three cities – in a line-up headed by Teatro Municipal do Porto – and is also supported by numerous institutional, artistic, communication and dissemination, logistical and other partnerships.

With its first edition in 2016, DDD quickly reached and assumed the position of the largest contemporary dance festival in Portugal, and has already become an obligatory stopover on the international performing arts circuit – for artists and companies, and for artistic programmers/curators.

This year brings us the 8th edition of DDD to again redefine the limits of what dance can be, reformatting how it can be experienced. To rewrite narratives, unraveling how they can be shared and by whom.
More than ever, DDD sees itself as a festival that co-produces new creations, giving space to the teeming artistic communities both here in Portugal and from countries across the world.

More and more, they work with partner venues and festivals so that each performance echos elsewhere. After all, revolutions are made collectively, and in movement.

May the DDD continue to inspire, challenge and unite, renewing this commitment to freedom.