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 3-6 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 BI DE 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 2009-2012, 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 29-May 3,  2015 in Barcelona. Application opens December 1, 2014!




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Come and join our group of international artists in Buenos Aires, Argentina from october 15th to 19th, 2014. Act fast, limited space!



Buscamos habitaciones para el BIDE 2014


BIDE 2013 Application is open now!

We have some few places for BIDE BARCELONA.

So, if you haven't registered yet, hurry up! / CLOSED










at 20.00 in La Caldera, Torrrent d'en Vidalet 42, Barcelona
free entrance

On stage:

Ekaterina Zharinova & Sandra Navarro: Blue Dress

Marta Galvez Moncasi, Eva Yufra & Annachiara Di Donato: Memoriae
"A partir de nuestras experiencias e historias corporales, trabajamos como tema clave de investigación, el concepto MEMORIA"





Scholarships for Finnish artists

Dance Info Finland will support two Finnish dance artists to join SatelliteBIDE in Outokumpu, 16-21.10.2012. To apply for the support, email us at office (at) bide.be, and tell about yourself and your interest in participating in BIDE in Outokumpu. Deadline for the applications is 30.6.2012. Support includes participation fee, no travel or accommodation costs.




APPLICATION OPEN for SatelliteBIDE in Outokumpu, Finland, 16-21.10.2012/ CLOSED

Come and join our group of international artists in the amazing venue of Outokumpu in Eastern Finland! Act fast, limited space.



BIDE has a new producer!

Welcome to the BIDE team, Marcela Imazio!




ARTIST RESIDENCY PERFORMANCE on July 22nd in La Caldera, Barcelona at 19.00:

"We Agree" Lili Mihajlovic, Mar Medina, Fabritia D'Intino

Free entrance! Welcome!


ARTIST RESIDENCY PERFORMANCES on July 1st - in  AREA at 21.20 and tragantDansa at 22.30- Free entrance, warmly welcome!

In the program:

"Pay peanuts, get monkeys" Linda Priha, Mar Medina, Trinidad Garcia, Ria Kolbus

"We are not sheep" Noora Nenonen, Shi Pratt, Helen Gould



CANALMONO: An evening of video dance curated by BIDE, shown on May 19th in the Centre Civic Barceloneta at 20.00. Entrance is free of charge. Warmly welcome!

In the program:

Shi Pratt - Six Words


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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