Nomad Dance Academy / (Non) Aligned Movements

Strengthening contemporary dance in Western Balkans. 01.03.2021-31.12.2024

Summer Summit 

20.08.–29. 08. 2023 

As part of the EU-Project (Non) Aligned Movements, Nomad Dance Academy (NDA) presents:


Kinesthetic Empathy, Collective Practices

Summer School, Berlin, 20.8.–25.8.2023
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(Non)Aligned Movements is the project that is designed to boost the creative and collaborative potential of contemporary dance in the Western Balkans. It reinforces the social impact of Balkan contemporary dance by raising its capacities for action and collaboration, by promoting its heritage and by inscribing it in future discourses and cultural practices.

There are 3 main pillars of our project:

↪  Present the past: it means preservation of dance heritage through research, conceptualization and presentation, enhancing the digitalisation know-how in the dance field.
↪  Reflect the presence: this means critical discourse and reflection on social, cultural and artistic value of contemporary dance in the Balkan societies.
↪  Create the future: we chose an eco-responsible way to provide good working conditions for artists and to connect them to other socially relevant contexts.

NAM project wants to share the experiences of self-organization, horizontal organizational structure, balance and openness for all likeminded dance and performing arts actors.  With NAM we will create the Balkan Open Digital Dance Archive to introduce contemporary dance as an important cultural heritage of our region. We will reinforce the network of residency programme in the region to enable mobility of dance professionals in the region, and better connect the regional dance festivals.

NAM pays particular attention to the underprivileged communities within the Balkan contemporary dance scene: women, LGBTQI and body diverse artists, practices and experiences are given priority.

A project of Tanzfabrik Kreuzberg gUG, co-funded by the European Union as part of (NON)ALIGNED MOVEMENTS / NAM
Partners of the project:
Station – Service for contemporary dance / Belgrade,
Lokomotiva – Center for new initiatives in arts and culture / Skopje
Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia / Ljubljana
Nomad Dance Academy Croatia
Tanzfabrik Berlin