Inclusive Dance

Looking at the dance field: how inclusive is it? What norms are we working with, and how are we challenging them?

Inclusion in the dance field

ExChanging Perspectives

How can we alter the norms that limit the dance field today? The Atelier held by Dansens Hus Stockholm in 2017 took the form of an international conference aimed to shake up, change perspectives, make visible, challenge and examine norms concerning body, disabilities and choreography within education and the dance field. How can dance education become more inclusive? And how can venues and institutions broaden their repertoire when it comes to integrated dance?

Through lectures, talks and performances participants examined the prevailing norms that affect dance in Sweden and internationally.

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Inclusivity of dance for its audience: the benefits and learnings through contemporary dance practices

Developing skills

Not only does EDN reflects with its members on the inclusivity of dance, its members also work together to research if, and how the practice of contemporary dance helps people of all ages to acquire and develop soft skills.

Empowering Dance - Developing Soft Skills

This is core to the partnership project Empowering Dance - Developing Soft Skills (2018-2020), which aims to map the potential of soft skill learning through contemporary dance practices.

Empowering Dance zooms in on three examples taken from the partners' own contemporary dance practice. What soft skills do we develop in the practice of contemporary dance? What are the learning effects of contemporary dance, how do we validate this and how can we make the effects accessible to a wider audience?

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