Exploring how choreographed gallery experiences can impact upon depth of engagement

From 2015 to 2017, Dancing Museums was a two- year research project featuring five dance organisations, five choreographers and eight museums and galleries. The project comprised eight residencies, each lasting two weeks. Residencies included research time for the lead choreographer and a week of audience engagement.

The project was conceived to explore ways in which working together might result in more powerful interpretations or experiences of art – in the case of the National Gallery, paintings.

Gill Hart, Head of Education at the National Gallery, London presented a text based on a conversation with Kate Coyne, Programme Director, Siobhan Davies Dance, and choreographer and dancer Lucy Suggate. You can download the text here .

Note that there are many more outcomes (videos and texts) on the archived website of this project: archive.dancingmuseums.com


Next meeting: 3 November

A new co-production dance platform in Chile

NAVE launches TACTO, the first digital co-production platform in the field of chilean contemporary dance, where national artists and platforms will be matched with international programmers.


Tanzmesse Online Platform

27 August 2020 | Online

Watch the recording online

Due to Covid-19 containment measures, the Tanzmesse did not take place physically in 2020. But a full online programme was realised, which you can now find on Youtube through this article!


Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.


Tanz im August

21–30 August 2020 | Online

Resources from the Special Edition

Tanz im August Special Edition 2020 might be over as a 10-day festival, but most of the programme continues to be available on demand: conference, films, documentaries, talks and new digital works.


Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?