NID Platform and RTO

New Italian Dance (NID) Platform is a project aimed at supporting the best of dance production in Italy. NID was started in 2012 by a number of insitutions in the field of dance distribution (RTO), the Directorate General of performing arts of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and several local institutions. It connects Italian dance companies and stakeholders at national and international level, creating a dialogue between production and distribution; thus giving a higher profile to the artistic quality of the Italian scene, respecting the diversity of languages and poetries at the same time.


The Artistic Committee of NIDPlatform selects the best companies and the most representative shows, considering both firmly established artists and emerging choreographers. These are part of a rich programme which extends over several days, and includes also discussion panels, workshops and other activities. NID Platform is thus an experience which fosters professional cooperation between production and distribution at a national and international level. It offers an operational framework which has the potential to widen and renew the current Italian dance market, and spread the knowledge of the most relevant Italian choreographic production among foreign operators. All the shows and events are open to the public.

Each edition has a different lead partner chosen by RTO, and takes place in its specific operating area.

NID Platform 2017 is a project supported by MiBACT, Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Municipality of Gorizia and the Venezia Giulia Chamber of Commerce, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Gorizia, coordinated by a.Artisti Associati – ERT FVG and fully shared with RTO.



  • RTO

RTO (Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Operatori, Temporary Grouping of Operators) is a national network of dace operators members of ADEP (Associazione Danza Esercizio e Promozione, Association of Dance Practise and Promotion, part of Federdanza/Agis):

a.Artisti Associati – ERT FVG,

A.C.S. Abruzzo Circuito Spettacolo,

AMAT – Associazione Marchigiana Attività Teatrali,

ArteDanzaE20 | Dancehaus più,

ARTEVEN – Associazione regionale per la diffusione del Teatro e della Cultura nelle Comunità Venete,

Associazione Enti locali per le Attività Culturali e di Spettacolo – Circuito pubblico per lo Spettacolo – Sardegna,

ATCL – Associazione Teatrale fra i Comuni del Lazio,

ATER – Associazione Teatrale Emilia Romagna,

C.L.A.P.Spettacolo dal vivo,

CDTM – Circuito Campano della Danza,

CEDAC Sardegna,

C.S.C. Anymore / Festival Danza Estate,

Cro.me – Cronaca e memorie dello spettacolo,

Daniele Cipriani Entertainment Soc. Coop.,

Fondazione Fabbrica Europa per le Arti Contemporanee,

Fondazione Haydn di Bolzano e Trento,

Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo,

Fondazione Teatro di Pisa,

Fondazione Toscana Spettacolo Onlus,

Mosaico Danza/Interplay Festival,

Teatro Pubblico Pugliese.