Panel 14:30 - 16:25 CET
- Welcome – Laurent Meheust (EDN president)
- Opening Speech – Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (choreographer, founder of Rosas Dance Company)
Session 1 – European Dance Sector: Current Policies and Practices
- introduction to the European Cultural Policy and Programme – Walter Zampieri (Head of Creative Europe Unit, EACEA)
The effects of COVID-19 regulations enhanced the structural and endemic fragilities in the contemporary dance ecosystem, forcing the sector into a fast response to paradigmatic shifts.
Dance sector has had to face the following challenges: long closure of choreographic centres and theaters (loss of revenue; loss of audience; maintaining social distancing measures); shifting live arts into digital forms; loss of income for independent artists and organisations; interruption of mobility for artists as well as for cultural operators and audience ; suspension of the value chain (new production and touring). The session will provide an overview of the Dance Sector after COVID 19 drawing on lessons learnt across Europe.
- 'Lessons learnt: post-corona urgencies for the development of dance in Europe' - Kerstin Evert (K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg)
- 'All Bad For Something Good' - Yvona Kreuzmannova (Tanec Praha)
Q&A Session 1
Session 2 – Mobility beyond Circulation: A Shifting Paradigm
The session will begin with a short overview of the binomial ‘mobility – internationalisation’ as developed along the last 20 years; also due to the strong support of European institutions and funding schemes. Internationalization, multiculturalism and constant exchange have been the key features in (re)defining dance infrastructure as well as artistic content. What are the current scenarios? How does the sector readapt to the actual situation? Can the sector reach its sustainability goals while shifting the paradigm of mobility and internationalisation?
- 'A Transition Exercise for Dance Mobility' - Joris Janssens (researcher – IDEA Consult)
- 'Take a Breath' - John Ashford (Aerowaves platform)
- 'Collective Power and Distant Futures' - Virve Sutinen (Big Pulse Dance Alliance) and Emma Gladstone (Dance Umbrella)
Q&A Session 2
Session 3 – Dance and Political Activism – Towards Wellbeing
What are the emerging practices that can progress the dance sector further? What is the ‘hope’ after the crisis? From the online #DanceAndWellbeing Campaign to the trans-local experiments and practices, ‘well-being’ has emerged as a dance-specific paradigm accompanying us in this transition.
- 'Practices of Well-Being for Spaces of Change' - Roberto Casarotto (Centro per la Scena Contemporanea Bassano del Grappa) & Monica Gillette (Migrant Bodies Moving Borders)
- 'Physical: a Distance that Unites' - Euripides Laskaridis (director, performer and founder of Osmosis performing arts company)
Closing remarks: End of Part 1