A pink model figure with costume, part of the Exhibition “Zeur niet!” in Allard Pierson.
Exhibition “Zeur niet!” in Allard Pierson, Photo: David Hup.

Allard Pierson / Library of the University of Amsterdam

The Allard Pierson is the museum and knowledge institute for the heritage collections of the University of Amsterdam. Linking up the world of the university to society at large lies at the core of everything we do.

In the collecting area History of the performing arts music, drama, dance and circus are particularly well represented. A smaller section is devoted to cabaret, opera, operetta, musical, mime and puppetry. 


Allard Pierson / Library of the University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 127-129, 1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bianca de Waal, Specialist Data Quality Performing Arts
E-Mail: B.deWaal@uva.nl



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German Dance Award 2023, Barcamp, Photo: Eva Radünzel.

German Dance Association

The German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, abbreviation DTD) has been working as a nationwide platform for artistic dance in Germany since 2006.

Founded out of the awareness of the active founding members that dance must speak with one voice in the political landscape of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Association of Dance today acts as a federation of the outstanding associations and institutions for artistic dance in Germany – overarching aesthetic differences, different modes of production and specific professional fields in dance. 

The association develops position papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany, it realizes campaigns and initiatives and implements them in its projects. Since 2016, it has been involved in nationwide funding programs and since 2018, the Association has been the sponsor and organizer of the prestigious German Dance Award (Deutscher Tanzpreis).


Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, GER

Michael Freundt, Managing Director



German Dance Award 2023, Award Ceremony, Photo: Ursula Kaufmann.

Starting in 2021: Digitalisation of Performance Recordings from Iceland

Although Icelandic theatre performances have been recorded using various techniques from the mid-20th century, as of 2021 very few of them have been digitised or made available, either to researchers or the public. In 2020 The National Theatre of Iceland donated its performance library to the National and University Library of Iceland, which the Theatre Museum is a part of. This collection not only includes entire productions, in audio and video formats, but also original music and soundscapes. The Theatre Museum of Iceland is in the process of digitising, cataloguing, and consolidating this collection. Included in this project is to make the process of sharing and archiving productions cross institutions more streamlined in the future. This work is essential to build an overview of the country’s theatre history and a priceless resource for our users.

Ice Hot Nordic Dance – promoting the visibility of Nordic dance abroad!

ICE HOT Nordic Dance is a collaboration network that promotes the visibility of Nordic dance abroad, and aims to increase working opportunities and touring of Nordic dance artists. A longer term aim is to strengthen and develop the Nordic dance field and its structures in a more sustainable direction.

This is done by organising platform events that present Nordic dance and choreography for the international dance community. The platforms serve also to promote the development of Nordic dance and choreography, to facilitate networking opportunities and increase professional capacities of Nordic dance artists.

Ice Hot platforms attract a large number of professionals from all continents. The first Ice Hot Platform was arranged in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010, as a pilot project, and then in Helsinki, Finland in 2012, in Oslo, Norway in 2014, in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2016 and in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2018. The Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 starts a new cycle of platforms touring all Nordic countries.

Ice Hot Nordic Dance partner organizations come from all five Nordic countries: Dance Info Finland, Dansehallerne (Denmark), Dansens Hus Oslo (Norway), Dansens Hus Stockholm (Sweden) and Ice Hot Reykjavik (Iceland).

More information: https://www.icehotnordicdance.com/

Digital Leap – deepening the understanding of digital environments in the performing arts

Digital Leap is an international two-year project that offers dance and circus professionals learning opportunities for deepening their understanding of digital environments and their possibilities in the performing arts.

Digital Leap consists of four self-contained five-day training modules, the first one starting in spring 2022. The modules are held in Czech Republic, Lithuania, Catalunya and France. Participants are chosen through open calls for professionals in the partner countries.

The ideas and knowhow emerged in the training modules will be accessible for all and published in the form of digital lookbooks and videos. Seminars for the local performing arts professionals will be organised in each participating country in spring 2023.

Digital Leap is a collaboration between eight expert organisations from seven European countries: ARTCENA (FR), Arts and Theatre Institute (CZ), CircusInfo Finland (FI), Dance Info Finland (FI), Danscentrum Sverige (SE), Institut Ramon Llull IRL (ES), Lithuanian Dance Information Centre (LT) and Performing Arts Hub Norway (NO). Dance Info Finland coordinates the project.

Digital Leap has received funding of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.

More information: https://www.danceinfo.fi/en/projects/digital-leap-capacity-building-for-circus-and-dance-professionals/

Digital Leap website will open in late 2021.

Our website is: www.cirae.es and general email address: cirae.aaiicc@juntadeandalucia.es

The other contacts details remains the same: https://enicpa.info/ewp/members/centro-de-documentacion-de-las-artes-escenicas-de-andalucia-cdaea/

Dear members and guests of ENICPA,

We cordially invite you to the annual round table meeting of the European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts. The Art and Theatre Institute in Prague will be our host. The meeting will take place on 21-22 October 2019.

Once a year ENICPA’s members exchange information about their work. They present current projects, report on their work and the situation in their institutions. What are the current movements in the performing arts? What remarkable artistic projects are there in your own country? What are cultural-political developments that affect the arts and information centres? Which EU-projects do the institutions participate in?

In addition to the general presentations, there is usually a thematic focus. This year—not only as regards to the Fridays for Future movement—we put sustainability on the agenda.

How do the information centres deal with this issue? How do the artists act?

Already in 2011, Julie’s Bicycle published the Green Mobility Guide with essential recommendations for climate-conscious and sustainable action in the performing arts.

How much of this has become part of our practice?

What remains only beautiful thoughts on paper?

We want to discuss what role we are playing in this issue with urgent need for action.

As in 2018 in Warsaw, we are setting a major focus with an international conference. Once again, on the conference THEATRE AND FREEDOM: Paradigm Shift(s) in the Independent Theatre Culture in Europe after 1989 we are asking — together with the Arts and Theatre Institute — about the changes in theatre landscapes. International experts will be our guests.

The ENICPA round table meeting and the conference aim to give members and guests new impulses for their work, facilitate exchange of experience and new contacts. Off the beaten track and in dialogue with colleagues, own projects can be reflected upon. And it is not unusual that cooperation and joint projects between institutions develop.

The round table meeting and the international conference are the heart of the network and provide a trustworthy basis for communication throughout the year. Take advantage of this unique opportunity!

If your institution works in the field of information and documentation of the performing arts, you are most welcome to be our guest.

Roughly 20 theatre institutes and dance information centres all over Europe are members of the ENICPA network. It is growing and open for new members!

Attached you find the complete programme. Kindly register by 05 October 2019 with the following Google doc: https://forms.gle/F8BoJvKKQjjzPSEQ8 and send us the title and brief description of your presentations by 05 October 2019.

We are looking forward to meeting you!

On behalf of the ENICPA Board,

Michael Freundt
President, ENICPA

See also: Round Table Meeting programme and other information

See also: Round Table Meeting and General Assembly 2018 – Programme

Please fill in the application form until September 17th:


We need this information in time especially for booking the hotel for friendly prices.


The organisers have pre-booked rooms in Hotel Reytan, 20 minutes by walk from ZRTI (http://www.reytan.pl/en/)

The prices are:

  • per single room on weekend it’s 179 PLN (cca 42 EUR) per room per day
  • per single room on weekday it’s 359 PLN (cca 84 EUR) per room per day
  • Hotel requires to fill in the card payment form until 20th of September


Please find all the locations on the Google Map or in this document (PDF).

  • Meeting venue on 11/10 and 13/10: Theatre Institute | Jazdów 1
  • Meeting venue on 12/10: Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, | plac Stanisława Małachowskiego 3
  • Hotel Reytan | Tadeusza Rejtana 6 | Reception: +48 22 201 64 00 | recepcja@hotelreytan.pl
  • Powszechny Theatre | Zamoyskiego 20


  • Hotel Reytan – Theatre Institute: Walking distance 25 minutes
  • Hotel Reytan – Zachęta: BUS 222, bus stop Dworkowa 02 to Uniwersytet 02
  • Airport – Theatre Institute: BUS 188, Lotnisko Chopina-Przyloty 02 to Pl.Na Rozdrożu 05
  • Airport – Hotel Reytan: BUS 188 & BUS 167; Lotnisko Chopina-Przyloty 02 – change at Pomnik Lotnika 03 (same bus stop) – Rakowiecka 03
  • Central Railway Station – Hotel Reytan: BUS 501 or 519 or 522, Dw.Centralny 27 to Pl.Unii Lubelskiej 07
  • Central Railway Station – Theatre Institute: BUS 525, Dw.Centralny 26 to Pl.Na Rozdrożu 05
  • Theatre Institute – Powszechny Theatre: BUS 166, Pl.Na Rozdrożu 02 to Al.Zieleniecka 02

Public transport – website

You can buy tickets in sale points ‘kiosk’ or in ticket machines at bus stops and on the most of vehicles

Ticket fares:

  • 20 minute ticket 3,40 PLN (~0.80 euro)
  • 75 minute ticket 4,40 PLN (~1 euro)
  • 90 minute ticket 7,00 PLN (~1.6 euro)
  • 1-day ticket 15,00 PLN (~3.50 euro)
  • 3-day ticket 36,00 PLN (~8.30 euro) Public transport – website




Contact information

  • Michael Freundt (president of ENICPA) | 0049 163 2616 343
  • Edyta Zielnik (ZRTI, coordinator of the meeting) | 0048 506 730 402
  • Krystyna Mogilnicka (ZRTI, coordinator of the meeting) | 0048 698 517 579
  • Maria Bogdaniuk (ZRTI, coordinator of the meeting) | 0048 697 937 274


The Director of the Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas de Andalucía, Lola Vargas-Zuñiga, appointed as member of the Academia de las Artes Escénicas de Andalucía (Spanish Academy of the Performing Arts).

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