Re-Framing Dance considers in what ways independent producers can be supported to enhance the current presentation of dance in the gallery. This project aims to utilise the city of Nottingham and its enviable and vibrant museum and visual art sector, with a potential to realise an extraordinary range of works and practices.
Galleries are increasingly a site for the public to witness, explore and even participate in choreographic practices. They are sites where artists working in this field seek to develop and present their work. Stemming from Dance4’s philosophy of curiosity, risk and doubt, we ask, what can be realised by independent artists if producers provide skills and capacity to bring about new work in the gallery?

About the Programme
Re-Framing Dance is an action research project. Part one of the project will support residencies for independent producers to invite curators, artists and Dance4 into a process to undertake choreographic research exploring the possibilities to create new work that invites audiences to see, experience and potentially participate in choreographic art works sited in gallery contexts.

The programme is supported by mentors, as well as Dance4’s experienced team, who are encouraging the producers to think beyond what they know, to seek out innovative new approaches and explore new models for the delivery of such projects.


The following producers and organisations are involved in Re-Framing Dance:

Claricia Parinussa with Lakeside Arts/University of Nottingham,
Rosa Postlethwaite with National Justice Museum,
Nora-Swantje Almes with Primary

Contributing without hosting a residency:

Bonington Gallery, New Art Exchange, Backlit, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham Museum Services with Nottingham Castle Trust in collaborative partnership and Surface Gallery.

Re-Framing Dance is supported by Jerwood Arts Development Programme Fund which champions transformational development opportunities for artists, curators and/or producers in their field and within the first 10 years of establishing their professional practice.

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