dantza + Z
Our being, dance
«The “Z” expresses our way of doing. In Basque, the instrumental declension is designated by the letter “Z”, which closes the end of a word, referring to the way of doing, to how to do… Dance is our being and our way of doing. We dance by dancing and making dance. No, it is not a redundancy; it is a reality».
Adriana Pous, artistic director
Dantzaz encourages employment and professionalisation in the dance sector while promoting creation and research by giving opportunities to performers and choreographers worldwide
through artistic residencies and different types of contracts and grants and by supporting mediation and innovation projects to create new audiences.
Dantzaz is also a centre located in the facilities of Gipuzkoako Dantzagunea, where action, mediation, meeting with the community and accompanying artistic processes go hand in hand. It forms part of take out international cooperation networks. It leads various projects in the Euskadi-Navarre-New Aquitaine Euroregion, thanks to the support provided by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, the Basque Government and the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music-INAEM and the Euroregión. During its over two decades of history, it has signed more than fifty productions and maintains cooperation and artistic exchange projects with institutions in Europe and America.