Based in the centre of Luxembourg-city, VEDANZA is a registered non-profit organization working in the Arts. Established in 2006 by choreographer Emanuela Iacopini and sound artist Rajivan Ayyappan, the organization includes VEDANZA Artists International, the homonymous dance company that produces choreographic works for touring, and manages the VEDANZA STUDIOS for Arts and Somatics.
The aim of VEDANZA is to build a network of innovative artists and practitioners working in various media such as literature, dance, sound, new media, visual arts, and to support, create and perform contemporary work. Offering a collaborative environment to research, experiment and develop art practices with upcoming technologies, the network welcomes artists from Luxembourg as well as other cities. Artistic practices are shared through educational and professional development programs for adults and children.
The organisation hosts a vibrant agency dedicated to the development and support of health in dance – Dance Science Net – an international network of dance educators and researchers who aspire to safeguard the health and enhance the performance of dancers. The organisation offers somatic education through different movement disciplines and a space for one-to-one sessions in various holistic practices, massages, and complementary medical therapies for all.