danceWEB about

danceWEB about

Verein zur Förderung des internationalen Kulturaustausches im Bereich der Darstellenden Künste
(Association to Promote International Cultural Exchange within the Performing Arts)

danceWEB is a non-profit organization based in Vienna founded in 1996, devising and realising projects to enhance the professional possibilities for emerging choreographers together with partner organisations such as CCN Montpellier, Ultima Vez, Cullberg Ballet, Southbank Centre, Station or Workshop Foundation.

Signature projects include danceWEB Scholarships, Prix Jardin d'Europe or ttt (teaching the teachers).

In the past, danceWEB has been the originator of European network projects like CoDaCo (1999-2000), danceWEB Europe (2002-2008), Jardin d'Europe (2008-2013) or Life Long Burning (2013-2018)and Life Long Burning – Towards a Sustainable Eco-System For Contemporary Dance in Europe (2018-2022). For details please see PROJECTS.

Currently, danceWEB is the co-ordinator of Life Long Burning – Futures Lost and Found (2023-2026), a multi-annual cooperation project supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme and implemented by twelve European dance institutions and associations. For details please see

danceWEB partners danceWEB projects

danceWEB projects

Life Long Burning – Futures Lost and Found 2023 – 2026
Life Long Burning – Towards a Sustainable Eco-System For Contemporary Dance in Europe 2018-2022
Life Long Burning 2013 - 2018
Jardin d'Europe 2008 - 2013
Enhanced danceWEB Europe 2005 - 2008
danceWEB Europe 2002 - 2005
CoDaCo 1999 - 2000
danceWEB Scholarship Programme 1996-2001

Life Long Burning – Futures Lost and Found (LLB3) is a multi-annual cooperation project supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union or 4 years (01.01.2023 – 31.12.2026) and continues the cooperation project success stories Jardin d’Europe and LLB1&2 with an extended consortium in a Europe now challenged with more social divisions, currently war, and under the influence of the pandemic and the varying political answers to it, often rendering us immobile to the biggest challenge of our days: climate change.  LLB3, 12 partners from 12 countries (AT, BE, BG, DE, FI, FR, HR, HU, NL, RO, SI, SE) tackles the following:

+ addressing and fighting social exclusion
+ advocating for decision-making processes in dance as a role model for a democratic and fair Europe
+ fostering the CCS job market both on the artistic and the admin side
+ sustainably accompanying emerging and mid-career dance artists and dance admins  

To do so, LLB3 realises the following:
Capacity Grid | On the Outset
International training, education & capacity building schemes fostering innovative skills and sustainable job growth. 
Creative Crossroads | LLB3 Coproductions | LLB3 Artistic Exchange Residences
Tailor-made artistic exchange, research, production, creation & dissemination schemes within an international & sustainable eco–system 
Performance Situation Room | Choreographic Convention
Platforms fostering innovative artistic & curatorial practices, cross-border presentations and enhancing advocacy & audience building   

LLB3 caters to

+ emerging and mid-career artists (also non-academic, with/out disabilities)
+ Europeans interested in a CCS job
+ societies all over Europe open for creative democratic processes

Life Long Burning (LLB) – Towards a Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe is a multi-annual cooperation project supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for 4 years (1.07.2018 - 30.11.2022) and implemented by twelve organizations. In addition to the coordinator of the danceWEB / AT, it comprises of dance houses, festivals, choreographic centres and networks as well as production houses:

4Culture (RO)
brain store project (BG)
ICI-Center chorégraphique national de Montpellier / FR
NDA Slovenia / SI
Tala Dance Center / HR (until July 2020)
Kik Melone / HR (starting August 2020)
Uferstudios / DE
Veem House for Performance / NL
Workshop Foundation / HU
MDT Stockholm / SE

With its 6 activities, the project offers sustainable support for emerging as well as mid-career contemporary dance artists, aims to stimulate exchange with other disciplines and expand its sphere of activity and audience through a strong feedback attitude:

CREATIVE CROSSROADS: two-year funding program, whose offers (residencies, workshops, production cost subsidy, dramaturgy / technical assistance, etc.) are tailored to the needs of the 21 participating artists / groups
DANCE HUB: workshops, residencies, production support for aspiring dance artists, dance administrators and dance writers
DANCEWEB SCHOLARSHIPS: five-week scholarship program for contemporary dance and performance
SUSY SUPPORT SYSTEM: Training program for dance administrators
CHOREOGRAPHIC CONVENTION: platforms that address current topics in contemporary dance
PERFORMANCE SITUATION ROOM: Format-open, artistic gatherings whose contents are aimed at daily and socio-political topics

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Life Long Burning (LLB) was a project supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union and dedicated to the sustainable support of the European contemporary dance and performance field and the enlargement of its audience. It was implemented throughout a five-year period (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2018) by a wide-spread and highly professional network of dance associations, companies and production houses:

4Culture (RO),
CCN Montpellier (FR),
Cullberg Ballet (SE),
danceWEB (AT),
Het Veem Theater (NL),
Lokomotiva (MK),
Station (RS),
Tala Dance Center (HR),
Uferstudios (DE),
Ultima Vez (BE),
Workshop Foundation (HU)
and workspacebrussels (BE).

Through its various activities, LLB strengthens transnational co-operations, fosters the mobility of artists and their works, contributes to career development, cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue and promotes knowledge transfer, audience outreach and the public display of dance.
It comprises of 10 activities:

Prix Jardin d'Europe (European dance prize for emerging choreography),
Dance Radar Europe (virtual PR platform),
Dance Works! (co-production of dance productions),
Critical Practice (training program for emerging dance writers),
danceWEB Scholarships (training program for emerging dancers),
Wild Cards (support of artistic development through residencies and workshops),
Performance Situation Room (research and knowledge-sharing modules),
teachback (research on dance education),
Dance fiction (open source documentation/publications on project activities)
SuSy-Support System (education and development of young dance administrators).

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Jardin d'Europe is a five years European project, dedicated to the establishment of a sustainable European infrastructure for the professionalisation of emerging dancers, choreographers, dance administrators and dance writers. The network consists of the following co-organizers:

4Culture (RO)
Bimeras Culture Foundation (TR)
Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier (FR)
Cullberg Ballet (SE)
Lokomotiva (MK)
Southbank Centre (UK)
Station (RS)
Ultima Vez (BE)
Workshop Foundation (HU)

Within the network, the following activities are realized:

- Prix Jardin d'Europe
- Critical Endeavour
- ttt (teaching the teachers)
- SuSy (Support System)
- danceWEB Scholarships
- Wild Cards
- Action Research

Enhanced danceWEB Europe was a three years continuation of danceWEB Europe, dedicated to the development of a cooperation platform and the creation of a dynamic environment in the field of dance. The network consisted of 32 partners in 25 countries with the following co-organizers:

Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier (FR)
ccap Stockholm (SE)
danceWEB (AT)
Southbank Centre (UK)
Ultima Vez (BE)

Enhanced danceWEB Europe combined the following activities:
- Scholarship Programme
- Coproduction Programme
- Touring Programme
- Multimedia Programme

From 2005 - 2008 the actions of Enhanced danceWEB-Europe benefited to a total of 652 young dancers and choreographers from 65 countries.

danceWEB Europe was a three years project, with the aim to promote dance creation and distribution on an European level, operating with the following partners

Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier (FR)
Southbank Centre (UK)
Ultima Vez (BE)

and carrying out the following activities:

- Scholarship Programme
- Contemporary Dance Coproduction Programme
- Touring Programme
- Multimedia Programme

During the period of 2002 - 2005, year per year an increasing number of artists took part in the network activties. Altogether 593 artists coming from 53 countries built the artistic backbone of the network activities and reached directly and also indirectly (via the Media Programme) at least 5 million visitors interested in European contemporary dance.


CoDaCo - European Contemporary Dance Coproduction - was a network, composed of 13 co-organizers and 12 producers and operating in 1999/2000. It was dedicated and focused on the initiation and promotion of choreographical projects by emerging choreographers relevant for the development of Contemporary Dance in a European context. Its main objective was the establishement of a European platform for Contemporary Dance through the improvement of the working and production conditions of choreographers and dancers.

The co-organizers were:
Choreographisches Zentrum NRWe.V. (DE)
danceWEB (AT)
De Hexe - Centre chorégraphique de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussilon (FR)
IFR - International Förskning I Rörelse (SE)
Interntionale Tanzwochen Wien (AT)
J. Burrows Limited/Southbank Centre (UK)
Lithuanian Dance Information Center (LT)
ROSAS v.z.w. (BE)
Slovenian Contemporary Dance Association - Drusto za sobodni ples Slovenije (SI)
Théâtre Dansé et Muet (LU)
Ultima Vez v.z.w. (BE)

The pilot project 1999/2000 of CoDaCo involved more than 80 contemporary dance artists from around 18 different countries.

danceWEB contact

danceWEB contact

danceWEB – Verein zur Förderung des internationalen Kulturaustausches im Bereich der Darstellenden Künste
Museumstrasse 5/21
A - 1070 Wien
t.: +43 1 523 55 58 40
f.: +43 1 523 55 58 88

Brigitte Bierlein

Artistic Director
Rio Rutzinger

Project management
Sara Lanner

Katharina Binder

Website concept, graphic design & cms
Hannes Zellinger


Medium holder and editor
danceWEB – Verein zur Förderung des internationalen Kulturaustausches im Bereich der Darstellenden Künste
Museumstraße 5/21
A-1070 Vienna
T +43.1.523 55 58-40
F +43.1.523 55 58-9

Legal structure

Non-profit association
Company registration number: 273129863

Legal representatives/members of the board of danceWEB

Dr. Brigitte Bierlein (Chairman)
Mag. Karl Regensburger (Cashier)
Dr. Manfred Forstenlehner (Secretary)


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danceWEB staff

danceWEB staff

Brigitte Bierlein

Artistic Director
Rio Rutzinger
tel: +43 1 523 55 58 21

Project Management
Sara Lanner
tel +43 1 523 55 58 40

Katharina Binder
tel: +43 1 523 55 58 15