Celebrating dance across Europe
We are proud to celebrate 25 years of Aerowaves; a pioneering network of dance professionals born in 1996 to discover the most promising new work by emerging European dance artists.
What started as a small group of dance colleagues brought together by John Ashford –then Theatre Director at The Place in London– Aerowaves has become a network of partners in 33 countries enabling choreographers to build successful international careers over the years. We are very proud of this legacy of nurturing talent.
Throughout the years Aerowaves has developed as a platform: attracting more artists, founding the Spring Forward festival in 2011, receiving funding from the Creative Europe Platform scheme since 2014, broadcasting the festival online, launching Springback Magazine (a platform for quality dance writing across Europe) and researching new ways of filming dance through VR with its latest project Springback Ringside.
We’re celebrating the journey begun in 1996 but also the next 25 years of dance ahead of us. 25 years of Aerowaves’ activities will kick off in Ljubljana (Slovenia) with the Summer ReCollection festival and will be brought to an end at the Spring Forward festival in Eleusis (Greece).