Grace Nicol and collaborators were supported to launch a free interactive Public Dance Pack that considers how to support challenging and risk-taking work within the contexts of galleries and museums.
The pack includes contributions from collaborative artists and explores the cultural, practical and socio-political relationship dynamics between audience, artists and venues.
– What does it mean to enter a space?
– How do we conceive of live performance and its implications in the current climate?
– How has our understanding of our relationships as programmers, producers, dance artists, choreographers, audience etc changed due to the pandemic?
– How can we approach work with a renewed sense of care?
The pack is framed by Grace’s practice-based research including via their last collaborative project, Slip Mould Slippery, concerned with body, object and space relations and the power structures that exist around these ideas, exploring how to dismantle these structures through movement practice. Their research also involved a series of meetings co-hosted by Grace and us at Dance4 to bring together programmers, curators, artists and producers to explore what might be needed when programming and making dance for museum and visual arts contexts.