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 laboratories. Participants can propose to facilitate or co-facilitate a laboratory 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 laboratories 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.


The 8th Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE)
will take place in April 27th-May 1st, 2016 in Barcelona.

Application is open!




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Dear dance artists,

2016 has just started and we are already on fire! We wish you all a sparkling, shiny and very hot year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZY9_Xr5XPA


Beside our endless enthusiasm we actually have to admit that this year started with a tiny problem: our email account got a virus attack.

This meant that we lost forever many of your precious applications for BIDE Barcelona 2016. So if you applied in the last 3 weeks and didn’t get an answer from us please send it again to coded. We are very sorry for the inconveniences.


This year BIDE will make a leap towards new improvements and changes.

We decided to develop the concept of our event making it more focused and condensed.

We are happy to announce in 2016 for the first time BIDE will develop around one main big theme: The Remix.

The concept will be included in all the activities and will contaminate the structure of the event at different levels.

The core of our activities, the labs, will stay there but will be specified and sharpened. This development made clear for us the necessity to redefine the identity of the labs that from 2016 on will be called B>LABs.

To get to know more about BIDE Barcelona 2016 please feel free to contact us at coded.

If you are interested in participating we encourage you to act fast and apply at http://www.bide.be/en/application.html


That’s all for this happy beginning of the year


Have fun and 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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