On Saturday 11 – Wednesday 15 May Dance4 hosted the first seminar of the second iteration of the Dancing Museums project; Why Place Dance In a Museum/Gallery?

Along with artist Eleanor Sikorski, Nottingham City Museums & Galleries and Nottingham Contemporary , Dance4 welcomed a practice-led research group; consisting of artists, dance organisations, museums and Universities from across Europe to Nottingham.

During the seminar the group considered how the presence of dance can offer new ways of experiencing art and heritage and help audiences and visitors engage both intellectually and viscerally with artworks.

The choreogarphers who participated in the first iteration of Dancing Museums attended the seminar and were able to share their workshop processes with the new choreographers, museums and dance organisations, enabling them to reflect on their learning process.

During the seminar Dance4 had the privilege of hosting the launch event which included presentation of new work by Theo Clinkard and Leah Marojević The Elsewhen Series.

The event was a huge success and a great opportunity for partners to start developing long-lasting relationships, and share inspiration for action both during and after the 2 year project.

To stay up to date with the progress of Dancing Museums visit the Dancing Museums website.