The NXTSTP network gives artists a footing in Europe, co-producing new work and guaranteeing real transnational circulation and visibility amongst inter- national audiences. Partner festivals offer residencies to young European and non-European artists, encouraging the artistic renewal of the performing arts in Europe. With the support of the Culture Program from the European Union. NXTSTP projects at Alkantara Festival 2016: Suite Nº 2, O Cerejal, Monday: Watch Out For the Right, La nuit des taupes (Welcome to Cave- land!), En Alerte.

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[DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS is a network of 13 institutions active in the field of contemporary dance. It aims to contribute to the development of contemporary dance in Europe, building bridges between artistic education and the professional world. [DNA] offers training, research, production and presentation opportunities to a large group of young European dancers and choreographers, from all regional and social backgrounds. With the support of the Creative Europe Program from the European Union. DNA projects at Alkantara Festival 2016: 55, Autointitulado and Performances para o Alkantara.

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1Space encourages collaboration in a group of artists from Europe, Middle East (Palestine) and Africa. Aiming to question the origins and conceptions of contemporaneity and tradition, the project promotes the exchange of knowledge, experiences, and artistic visions. The project was developed by Alkantara, Exodos (Ljubljana) and KVS (Brussels), members of the Shared Spaces Network.

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Urban Heat is a project developed by the 13 partners of the Festivals in Transition network that enables artists to engage with the invisible communities within cities. The project supports the development of daring work that connects with the world outside the arts by addressing urgent political and social issues and the communities they affect. With the support of the Creative Europe program from the European Union.

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