CROWD is the Goethe-Institut’s international dance residency programme developed together with European partners in a time when we feel international sharing and human connection is needed more than ever. The CROWD partnership includes Arts Council England (UK), NRW KULTURsekretariat (DE), Dansateliers (NL), TaikaBox (FI), TanzFaktur (DE), The Work Room (UK) and Dance4 (UK) working with the Goethe-Institut.
This research programme aims to support dance artists with an established practice in community engaged dance making.
Through a series of residencies of in total six weeks in Finland, The Netherlands, the UK and Germany participating artists Jija Sohn (NL), Pontus Linder (FI), Emma Lewis-Jones & Victor Fung (UK) and Agnetha Jaunich & Hannah Same (DE), will have the opportunity to extend their professional network, work alongside peers to exchange and develop their individual and collective practice, whilst generating new knowledge in the area of community engagement in dance.
The 2021 artists will work in two groups of three across the program, coming together on three occasions in each of their home countries, hosted by one of the partners. Between residencies the network of six artists and six partners as well as Goethe-Institut colleagues from across the region will come together digitally to explore crossover themes, hear from experts and develop a shared understanding of the practice of community engagement in dance.