NID New Italian Dance Platform
Reggio Emilia 10-13 October 2019

NID Platform


The New Italian Dance (NID) Platform is a project with the mission of supporting the best Italian dance production.

Established in 2012 through collaboration with various dance distribution houses (RTO), the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities’ Directorate General for Live Entertainment, and local organizations, the Platform places Italian and international companies and operators in contact in order to promote dialogue between production and distribution and grant greater visibility to the artistic quality of the Italian scene in the fullest respect of the plurality of languages and poetics.

The NID Platform presents the best companies and most exemplary performances on the Italian panorama with a careful selection of established names and emerging choreographers in a rich, articulated four-day program that also envisions opportunities for comparison and reflection, collateral events, and discussions of related topics. 

The NID Platform is an experience through which professional collaboration between national and international production and distribution flourish: an operative format capable of expanding and renewing the dance market in Italy today and spreading awareness of the nation’s most relevant choreographic production among operators beyond its borders. 

All its performances and collateral events are open to the public. 

The 5th edition: October 10-13, 2019, Reggio Emilia

The 5th edition of the NID Platform has been awarded to ATER Circuito Regionale Multidisciplinare, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza and Fondazione I Teatri, and will take place from October 10 to 13, 2019 in Reggio Emilia, a city with a long love for dance. 

This edition aims to continue and enhance those elements of distinction that make the NID Platform the successful project it is widely known to be while introducing elements of innovation and stimulation in the relationship between programming and producing, with extra emphasis on research and new trends to present only the best of Italian dance in four days of performance, collateral activities, events and festivities.


In addition to the customary programming of performances, one of the most significant innovations of the 2019 Edition will be “Open Studios”: a new section intended to offer both affirmed companies and emerging artists further opportunities to be part of the platform with dance projects that have not yet made their debut. This is their chance to intensify their research, face the critique of a discerning audience, and stand up to other professionals in the sector.

Another new feature will be the presence of the four dance production centers – a recent new category that gives an innovative impulse to the sector- which will propose samplings of their specific artistic identities.

As in previous editions, a public call will permit the nomination of companies and artists who will then be subjected to assessment by the artistic committee assigned to defining the four-day program of performances.

The 2019 NID Platform program will be inserted in the wider context of the Festival Aperto promoted and organized by Fondazione I Teatri. This open window on Italian dance has always been a vital part of the festival with its program of succinct dialogue between music, theater, and dance and their ramifications into art, literature, and technology and contributed for over a decade now to the City of Reggio Emilia’s identity and vocation for the contemporary in a wider context of performing arts.


The 2019 NID Platform: 

Supported by:

Mibac, the Emilia-Romagna Region, the City of Reggio Emilia

Coordinated by:

ATER – Regional Interdisciplinary Circuit, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, and Fondazione I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, in collaboration with Rete Anticorpi Emilia-Romagna

In cooperation with: 

Rete Anticorpi Emilia-Romagna

Promoted by:

RTO (Temporary Grouping of Operators) the national network of dance operators members of the ADEP (Association of Dance Performance and Promotion, under the auspices of Hedervivo/Agis)

RTO (Temporary Grouping of Operators) composed of: 

Artisti Associati – Ert Fvg, A.C.S. Abruzzo Circuito Spettacolo, AMAT Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali, Anghiari Dance Hub, ARTEVEN Regional Association for the development of Theater and Culture in Communities in the Veneto Region, Ass. ArtedanzaE20, Ass. EE.LL.Per le Attività Culturali e di Spettacolo – Sardegna, ATCL Associazione Teatrale tra i Comuni del Lazio, ATER–Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna, Cantieri Danza, C.L.A.P.Spettacolodalvivo, CDTM Circuito Campano della Danza, CEDAC Sardegna, Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara, C.S.C. Anymore Festival Danza Estate, Cro.me. Cronaca e Memoria dello Spettacolo, Daniele Cipriani Entertainment Soc. Coop., Festival Oriente Occidente, FIND – Festival Internazionale Nuova Danza, Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le Arti Contemporanee, Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia, Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto, Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo, Fondazione Teatro di Pisa, Fondazione Teatro Comunale Citta’ Di Vicenza, Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo Onlus, Mosaico Danza/Interplay Festival, Movimento Danza, and Teatro Pubblico Pugliese.

Sponsored by:

IREN, Unioncamere Emilia-Romagna, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato e Agricoltura di Reggio Emilia, APT Servizi Regione Emilia Romagna, CIRFOOD

With the contribution of:

Delegazione del Québec in Italia, Ambasciata del Canada in Italia, British Council

Media partners:

Danza & Danza, Emilia-Romagna Creativa

Technical partner:

Pro Music 

Breakfasts, lunches in the Fonderia and local discovery tours are organised in collaboration with:

Campagna Amica – Agricucina Bottega Italiana 

NID Platform’ shopper is kindly offered by:

Marina Rinaldi

For the site-specific spaces special thanks to:

Fondazione Manodori, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani (Palazzo da Mosto)

La Galleria S.r.l. (Spazio U30Cinque)