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DANSPRODUCTIon HOUSE with working place and stageODIUM

Dansmakers Amsterdam is an international dance production house in Amsterdam Noord. The House focuses on the development of new choreographic talent in contemporary dance. Guidance, production and presentation happen in the house: Dansmakers Amsterdam is both working place, production house as a stage. During compact or longer development periods, promising dance artist get artistic, financial/business and promotional support. Per year, at least four (co-) productions are developed. The production company is co-initiator and producer of the Moving Futures Festival.



New generation choreographers contemporary dance

Dansmakers Amsterdam focuses on the new generation of contemporary choreographers, which explore and push the limits of the discipline. Since 2013, Suzy Block is Director. She brings together makers who are involved in social developments and have an open gaze to the audience and society. With a long-term development process for three Artists in residence, and about 10 short residencies of guest artists, international makers from Amsterdam get the chance to develop into critical, autonomous dance artists with its own signature and with an independent position in the dance world.


Choreographers of Dansmakers Amsterdam often receive award. (Award of the Nederlandse dansdagen, Cecilia Moisio, 2014, Young ArtFund Award: Marie Goeminne (2014), Fernando Belfiore (2015), Anne Suurendonk (2016).) Different productions got selected for the International Aerowaves Twenty selection. Important contemporary choreographers as Gaia Gonnelli, Ann van den Broek, Keren Levi and Anouk van Dijk have started their choreographic carreer at Dansmakers Amsterdam (used to be called Danswerkplaats Amsterdam). 




Dansmakers Amsterdam biedt de choreografen een platform en een internationaal netwerk. Experts en adviseurs als Krisztina de Chatel, Guy Cools of Charlot van der Meer worden aangetrokken en ingezet bij begeleiding en coaching van de artist in residence. Associate artists, makers die doorstromen van Artist in residence naar Associated artist, blijven als adviseur en co-producent aan Dansmakers Amsterdam verbonden.


De huidige Artists in Residence zijn Fernando Belfiore, Jija Sohn, Evangelos Biskas-V, Sigrid Mathiassen, Keren Rosenberg




With its own stage and programming Dansmakers Amsterdam is the House where choreographers - among themselves and in close contact with teh audience - are querying and promoting the dance discipline. The House creates a critical climate where creators and audiences with different cultural backgrounds to watch each other's work and reflect about it. During the creators Intensive, a compact work period in which three makers with own crew at the same time to enter the studios, they learn from each other through daily feedback, coaching and collaboration. In 2016, the first edition of the Moving Forward Trajectory: a springboard for a recently graduated maker to the professional field. In addition, organizes dance makers Amsterdam regularly open studio and after-show discussions, presentations, lectures and workshops. Through the large (inter) national network provides dance makers for tours and visibility of the work of the new generation of choreographers.




DANSMAKERS stage & Working place & rental

Dansmakers Amsterdam - dance production house with its own stage - is located in the old Stork factory at the River IJ in Amsterdam North and is also easily accessible by car. In the same building dance company ISH, DAT! school and Cinedans are setteled. In this hub of dance in North, dance audience, neighbours and choreographers from all over the world can meet. Out of projects (recurring You Better Move one-day dance festival) and residencies (New Adventures Dansmakers Residency) and collaborations with other (International) institutions, there are at least four (co-) productions a year developed. It are full-length performances that can be performed in small and medium-sized theatre halls and are on tour national and international. Independent choreographers can rent a studio at Dansmakers Amsterdam studio or use the facilitated theatre hall at a cultural rate. Commercial or business rental is also available. Interested? Please contact us (zakelijk@dansmakers.nl)




Take a look at our locations >>>

- Dansmakers Podium >>>

- Studio Stork >>>




Partners of Dansmakers Amsterdam are:
Dansateliers Rotterdam - Random Collision - Dans Brabant - Generale Oost - Dansgroep Amsterdam - ICK - HJS - DAT School - Frontaal Theaterbureau - Danstheater AYA - Don’t Hit Mama - Les Repérages - Tanzhaus Zurich - SSBA Salon - Theater Bellevue - Stork Restaurant - De Overkant/Evenementen - Aerowaves

Dansmakers Amsterdam is a member of European Dancehouse Network (co-financed by the European Programme of the European Union Creative)

Dansmakers is structurally subsidized by the City of Amsterdam.




Board of Dansmakers Amsterdam:
Erik Akkermans, Chairman of the Board, Dansmakers Amsterdam
Roger Dayala, Treasurer, Dansmakers Amsterdam
Members of the Board, Dansmakers Amsterdam:
Liesbeth Bijvoet
Sandra Den Hamer
Jarrod Francisco



ANBI & Extra gifts deduction for donors

Dansmakers Amsterdam has an ANBI status under RSIN 8016.51.141.

Are you a dance lover? Many of our visitors supported the Young Makers Fund and thus the work of talented choreographers. You can donate starting with 5,-. Become a donor and enjoy an additional tax benefit. Read more ...Donors have an additional tax advantage, for them there is an additional deduction for gifts. Individuals may subtract 1.25 times the amount of the gift in the income tax. Companies subjecting to corporation tax may deduct 1.5 times the amount of the in the corporate tax return. Read more >>>


More information about Dansmakers Amsterdam, download here [in Dutch]:

-Hoofdlijnen beleidsplan 2013-2016
-Bestuursverlag & jaarverslag Dansmakers Amsterdam 2016
-Managment report & financial statements Dansmakers Amstedam 2015
-Managment report Dansmakers Amsterdam 2014
-Financial statements Dansmakers Amsterdam 2014