Dancing Museums 2 – The democracy of beings has started! Last week over forty professionals, consisting of dance partners, museum partners and choreographers, kicked of the project in Nottingham, where Dance4 hosted the opening seminar. It has been a fruitful four days of intense work and sharing of knowledge. Choreographers Connor Schumacher, Lucy Suggate and Dante Murillo have helped understand the project better by sharing their findings and practices developed over the first Dancing Museums project that took place from 2015-2017.
The gathering is the kick-off for the next European Dancing Museums project. In Dancing Museums 2, choreographers and museums work together and museums are moved literally and figuratively. In Rotterdam, Dansateliers collaborates with Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. Ingrid Berger Myhre participates as the choreographer and will work around the question: What does it mean to be a museum without a building? In Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic museums and choreographers also collaborate as a part of Dancing Museums 2.
Researchers and scholars of Fitzcarraldo in Turin and C’a Foscari University in Venice will be following the project over the course of the whole journey. The next international work session is planned in August in Bassano del Grappa. In each local context, the choreographers will start their research around audience engagement.