Dance hackathon: the call for participants is open (Lyon, Liege, London)


Dansathon invites dancers and choreographers, together with technologists, designers, creatives and makers, to imagine the future of dance in a 3-day 3-city event. 

Where: Lyon, Liege, London
When: 28-30 September 2018

Deadline for applications: 01 June 2018

Initiated by BNP Paribas Foundation and Maison de la Danse Lyon, Dansathon is the first European dance hackathon. Sadler’s Wells, together with Théâtre de Liège, is one of the partners to produce this 3-city event from 28 to 30 September 2018. Dansathon invites dancers, technologists, designers, communicators, creatives, and makers to imagine the future of dance. This playful, social event is an opportunity to explore ways to harness the power of dance and technology to connect worlds and cross boundaries.

Teams will form on the first day to work together and create a prototype based on one of the challenges issued. A winning project will be selected on the third day in each city and awarded with €10,000 as seed fund to bring it to the next stage, with the support of each theatre.

We are looking for dancers and choreographers of all dance forms, technologists, designers, technicians, makers, communicators and facilitators from the dance and wider creative industries to apply as individuals for the event. Bring your passion for dance (any form/any level) and contribute your skills to the team.

Accommodation and food will be covered throughout the event with some provision for travel.

We encourage applications from those who identify themselves as an underrepresented voice in dance and/or technology.

The Dansathon is a common idea by BNP Paribas Foundation and Maison de la Danse de Lyon. It is conceived and developed in partnership with Sadler’s Wells, London, and Théâtre de Liège.

To apply fill in the application form (in French and English) available on

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