Barcelona International Dance Exchange

BIDE :: Barcelona International Dance Exchange
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BIDE is a platform for networking and exchange for dancers, choreographers and performers. We provide a space for artists to meet and work together, to research and develop material, to do tryouts and perform, and to find new inspirations and collaborations for artistic work. BIDE hosts one annual event each spring in Barcelona, plus satellite events and artists residencies throughout the summer in Europe. Applicants for BIDE should have professional experience and a strong interest in contemporary dance.

During the annual event of BIDE, we will work in a structure of B>lab's. Participants can propose to facilitate or co-facilitate a B>lab of the theme of their interest. Each day there will be 4-8 laboratories for people to choose from. Each evening there will be a showing or a performance, where we come together to exchange what has happened during the day.

The BIDE artist residencies are open for all the participants of the annual event. During the event, artists interested in continuing collaboration together, can apply for the residencies.

The aim of BIDE is to offer a structure that supports creative work to happen and share information in a non-hierarchic way. BIDE aims to support the sharing of information and experience as well as the methods to do so - thus, we emphasize a curious attitude towards working in a B>lab and finding ways to develop such collaboration structures.

BIDE welcomes only professional artists. We focus on dancers, choreographers and performing artists but invite also musicians working with dance. We have a limited space for students in the field of contemporary dance. There is also a limited possibility for scholarships through our partners.

Take a look at our photos and videos in the media section or videos on YouTube from BIDE 2009-2015, and browse through our website to read more about our events! You can also find BIDE in Facebook with interesting news.


2016 Activities

27st April - 01st May / BIDE 8th edition (Barcelona)

01st - 08th July / BIDE Residence in GREC Festival de Barcelona

02nd July / BIDE Conference in OPEN FLR (Florence, Italy)

24th - 28th August / B>lab in Guanajuato (Mexico)

14th - 24th November / BIDE Residence in La Visiva (Barcelona)

13th - 17th December / BIDE Conference in CAMP iN (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)


2017 Activities

26st - 30th April 2017 / BIDE 9th edition (Barcelona)

12th - 16th July 2017 / BIDE Satellite - NYIDE (New York, U.S.A.)



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Dear artists!

Spring it’s being raining this year but we

got groovy weapons to fight this bad weather.

Here it is an anti-rain present: BIDE2016

official soundtrack


The main BIDE 2016 event in Barcelona has

just finished and we are all tired and happy.

50 participants from 23 different countries

has joined the 5 days exchange and made

it so fun and fruitful.

BIDE2016 2607webTristán Pérez-Martín


For the first time we proposed a theoretical

B>lab for cultural organizers and we thank

all our collaborators, partners and guests

who made it happen: Mireia De Querol

for La Visiva (Barcelona), Valeria Cosi for

Openflr (Italy), Colette Siri and

Léa Canu Ginoux for MEAARI (France),

Marie Kinsky for Se.S.ta. (Czech Republic),

Olimpia Fortuni for Associazione Sosta Palmizi

(Italy) and Raquel Ortega and

Cristina Riera Jaume for La Caldera Barcelona.

And together with them we would like

to thank also all the cultural institutions

and organizations that came to meet

our BIDE artists for the EXPOIN session:

Associació de Professionals de la Dansa de Catalunya - APdC)

(Barcelona), Gibney Dance (New York)

and El danseu festival (Les Piles).

Thanks to this great network of

collaborations every year we menage

to grow, improve and feed the mobility

of our BIDErs.

And here we happily announce

the residency and scholarships recipients

of this year:

La Caldera Residency (Spain): Chiara Zilli,

Lucia Jaèn and Guillem Burnet

La Caldera Summer Stage (Spain):

María Milagros Garcia and Almudena Perez

Openflr (Italy): Braulio Escamilla Quintos

BAIDE (Argentina): Linzy Na Nakorn and

Claudia Adragna

La Visiva/LUPA (Spain): Teresa Santos

Camp in / encuentro escénico (Mexico):

Sanne Clifford


And see you soon on those dance floors!

And to finish we would like also to mention

one of the many sponteneus collaborations

that happened in between BIDE participants:

Anja Gallagher and

Sanne Clifford - Choreographer & Teacher

on behalf of Choreolab Europe gave not just

one, but actually two full places to BIDE2016-ers:

Danielle Dugas will join the Spring lab

in Berlin as a choreographer/facilitator and

Simone Cita Kieltyka as a dancer/participant.

Thank you all for making BIDE happen

and grow every year!

Dance on,



BIDE values

Our intention is to create a platform which supports dancers and choreographers to meet each other, exchange and develop material, knowledge and ideas. We offer a place for try-outs, collaborations, laboratories and performances. To create an inspiring and fruitful exchange, we emphasize self-responsibility. Above all, BIDE is set in action, defined and made meaningful by its participants.

  • We value giving space for artists with different backgrounds, ages and interests coming together, and various needs and ways of processing given material/ideas. Read more...
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