Dancing Museums is an action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes that people in those communities want to get involved in.
An action-led research project, bringing audiences to experience art and heritage intellectually and viscerally
In Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings, individuals and arts organisations share, improve, develop and transfer skills and knowledge needed to broaden and deepen connections and relationships with audiences.
The practice-led research group, composed of artists, dance organisations, museums and universities from seven countries, looks 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. The knowledge and experience generated throughout the project will empower the organisations and artists involved with the skills needed to implement meaningful audience development projects beyond the duration of the project.
These practices will be shared and documented in each location to build evidence and ensure consistency of data and anecdotal information.
The Democracy of Beings is the second of two programmes, following an initial research phase (DM1) that ran from June 2015 to March 2017. You can find details of DM1 here.
Dancing Museums - The Democracy of Beings is led by La Briqueterie Centre De Developpement Choregraphique Du Val De Marne (France) together with EDN members Comune Di Bassano Del Grappa (Italy), Mercat de les Flors (Spain), Tanec Praha (Czech Republic), Dansateliers (The Netherlands) as well as Dance 4 Limited (UK), Arte Sella (Italy), Departement du Val de Marne (France), Kunst- Und Ausstellungshalle Der Bundesrepublik (Germany), Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy) and Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (Italy).
The project is supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
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