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 dance-field related people,

September has come and we are so very happy

to restart the year.

Actually we love so much what we do that we

didn’t really menage to take a break, and here

we are sharing with you all the BIDE activities of

this last summer 2016.



July, as always, has been the month of the

BIDE Residency in La Caldera. Five BIDE artists

have been collaborating in the creation of a

co-authored piece around the given theme of

the Remix, with the supervision of BIDE

artistic team.

Elisa D'Amico (Italy, BIDE 2015), Guillem Burnat

(Spain, BIDE 2016), Chiara Zilli (Italy,

BIDE 2015-16), Lucia Jaen (Spain, BIDE 2016)

and Raquel Anguita (Spain, BIDE 2015)

on the 8th of july presented the final result of

their work in front of the audience of

Barcelona's Grec Festival.

Soon we will post online the full video of the

performance, here’s a part of their research:


Just after that, we happily participated and

collaborated with our favourite summer

intensives: Sebastian Garcia Ferro presented

BIDE to the participants and led a session of

production lab for the team of Open FLR (Florence,

Italy, 2-20 July) and Fabritia D’Intino attended the final

peformance of the festival.

Almudena Perez (Spain/UK, BIDE 2016) participated

to La Caldera Summer Intensive (Barcelona,

1-12 August) thanks to a scholarship received in

BIDE Barcelona spring event.

Tristán Pérez-Martín presented BIDE to the

participantsof El Danseu (Les Piles, Spain,

7-19 August).

And finally, to finish such a flawless summer

Sebastián García Ferro and Fabritia D’Intino travelled

all the way to Leon (Mexico) to co-lead

a one-week lab at the University of Guanajuato within

the Forum Cultural de Guanajuato. In this occasion

they decided to offer two scholarships for next BIDE 

main event in Barcelona (26-30 april 2017) to two

mexican artists: Christian Ivan Ramirez Hernandez

and Laura Paloma Monzon Rojas.

Congratulations guys!

As a last announce we need to communicate to

all the BIDE community that due to the political

and economical change that has happened in

Argentina many cultural events have been

cancelled or postponed in the country. Unfortunatly

BAIDE 2016 is one of those.

We are still working on the issue and soon we will

let you know the new dates of the second BIDE

event in the city of Buenos Aires.

We won’t give up!

This is all for this BIDE special summer newsletter,

Don’t forget to keep us posted on your


Send your news to artistic@bide.be and

we will share them.


Have a beautiful end of sunny season!


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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