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European Commission, Creative Europe

Value to Coventry University

51, 230 EUROS

Total value of project

356, 522 EUROS

Project team


  • ORBE
  • ICK Amsterdam
  • Comune di Bassano del Grappa
  • Holonic Systems Oy

Duration of project

September 2020 - December 2022

Project overview

VIBES is a choreographic and audio collective performance, seeking to make hundreds or thousands of people not knowing each other, meet in a shared dance performance, guided through headphones. Each protocol will be designed by a choreographer without any limitation of motor skill, language, culture or geographical distance.

The motivation is to bring contemporary dance to new publics and places. Dance practice is developing and venues have never been so numerous in Europe.

Project objectives

The project will provide opportunities of collective meeting within the sharing of a rich experience. The purpose of this project is to help fill a gap by offering a complete infrastructure, mixing digital and human resources, to open this particular public space. VIBES is a new means for cultural institutions to expand by attracting new audiences.

  1. Our first goal is to involve the audience in a shared participatory dance experience.
  2. Our second goal is to engage in new innovative ways with the audiences through two levers: the media, smartphones; and the venue, the public space.
  3. Our third goal in terms of cultural value is to promote cultural and linguistic diversity since Europe lies in the DNA of the project: VIBES is laureate of the Dansathon 2018, a hackathon mixing dance and new technologies which took place simultaneously in London, Lyon and Liège.

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 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023