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

Application opens December 1st, 2015!




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Summer 2015 News:

Here you can have a taste of BIDE

lab at the Ibiza Contact Festival


And here you can find more infos about

the lab and the festival


Our director Sebastian Garcìa

Ferro is one of the invited programmers at

Territorios del arte Festival (Mexico).

For this occasion on the 4th of september

BIDE has been presented in a conference .


One local artist of the festival has

been selected for a scholarship for

BIDE Barcelona 2016:

Ilse Orozco Corona



BIDE participants projects and


Our artistic collaborator Fabritia D’Intino

are collaborating for the project OUR STREETS


has been commissioned by Terni Festival in

collaboration with Indisciplinarte, ArciTerni

and Dèjà Donnè.

More info:




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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