Bringing together dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities, Dancing Museums – The democracy of beings launches with its first seminar in Nottingham in May 2019 with the theme, Why Place Dance in a Museum/Gallery?
A practice-led research group, composed of artists, dance organisations, museums and Universities from 8 countries, the group will look at 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.
Over five days, this seminar sets the context and the basis for the common research and seeks to define collectively the key performance indicators (both quantitative and qualitative). It invites the artists who participated in the first iteration of Dancing Museums to share their workshop processes with the new artists and staff of the museums and dance organisations, to reflect on their learning process.
This first seminar will be hosted by the UK practice-led research group consisting of Dance4, artist Eleanor Sikorski, Nottingham Museums and Nottingham Contemporary.
There will be the opportunity for the public to engage in focused workshops and discussions at points over the 5 days, these will be announced nearer the time.
Dancing Museums is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.