Welcome to Aerowaves


Aerowaves is a cross-border dance performance network. It offers opportunities to younger artists working in Europe. The calendars show what’s going on throughout the year. The aerowaves companies calendar is for any performance of the priority works selected by the consensus of the partners from 35 countries. The aerowaves candidates calendar is for performances from the 500 or so who apply for selection each year – application will re-open in June 2014. The dance platforms calendar is provided to co-ordinate and publicise independently produced national and regional dance showcase events, where many artists considered for aerowaves present their work.

What is aerowaves? Find out about its 18 year history together with the Priority Companies selected through video and recommendation at its unique four day October meeting, with new details on the latest companies. Still got some questions? We’ll be happy to hear from you, so please contact us.

Aerowaves Spring Forward

Spring Forward is our new annual festival which takes place in a different city each year. In 2014 it moves from Zürich to Umeå as a dance highlight of Sweden's Capital of Culture, produced with NorrlandsOperan. 24 pieces will be shown from 21 countries 24-27 April, including 15 of this years Priority Companies. The festival was inaugurated in Ljubljana in 2011, produced by EN-KNAP - read the press, download the brochure and watch the video.

The following year it moved to Italy where Bassano de Grappa proved to be the ideal setting for a walking festival. Operaestate Festival Veneto devoted its B Motion programme to Aerowaves events - read the press, download the brochure and watch the video below or a longer version here.