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The Democracy of Beings is the second of two programmes, following an initial research phase (DM1) that ran from June 2015 to March 2017. You can find details of DM1 here.

In this period of accelerated change, there is an urgent need for professionalism, shared vocabulary and a coherent conceptual framework that makes sense of the many different approaches to audience engagement.

In Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings, individuals and arts organisations share, improve, develop and transfer skills and knowledge needed to broaden and deepen connections and relationships with audiences. 

The practice-led research group, composed of artists, dance organisations, museums and universities from seven countries, looks at how the presence of dance can offer new ways of experiencing art and heritage and help audiences and visitors engage both intellectually and viscerally with artworks. The knowledge and experience generated throughout the project will empower the organisations and artists involved with the skills needed to implement meaningful audience development projects beyond the duration of the project. 

These practices will be shared and documented in each location to build evidence and ensure consistency of data and anecdotal information. 

Final Conference The Museum as a Space of Experience: A Choreographic Conference. October 7, 2021. 14:00 – 18:00 CET. 

For further information click here.

Coronavirus update:

The period of constant change we have recently been living through, where we are unable to meet in person, has made it necessary to explore new ways of working together, new ways to continue our collective research and new ways to make certain events public. We have decided to use this time as a phase of experimentation. Everyone involved in Dancing Museums is focusing on what and how we can build differently. It is a challenging and exciting task, an experiment that brings many opportunities to try new ideas that would never emerge in a normal situation.










SOCIAL WALL

Follow the Dancing Museum activity using the hashtag #dancingmuseums

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Con quimbigas al timón y un equipo de luxe✨

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That place that was yesterday

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Between Mercat (mercatflors ) and Miro (fundaciomiro )

Foto: shasta_daisy_produccions / Guillem Pacheco

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On the way home from Bassano del Grappa.
Something ends and something begins.

Final meeting within the project Dancing Museums and opening of Krištof Kintera instalation “memoriale della Luce che fu” in Arte Sella.

So HappY to Be part of this unique project Dancing Museums 2.

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DANCING MUSEUMS ONLINE | In the pictures some of the artists involved in the triennal european project Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings (2018-2021) while speaking at the online final international conference "The Museum as Space of Experience: a Choreographic Conference" organized by Ca' Foscari University. From left to right: Teresa Ondrova, Masako Matsushita, Ingvild Isaksen, Ingrid Berger Myhre, Quim Bigas and Eleanor Sikorski.
The artists shared memories of personal moments and anecdotes about pregnant encounters and experiences they lived in the museums all over Europe.
"A Little invisibile dance with two visitors in Miró while watching a painting. We were moving together as we were staring into the painting . We did not speak and I am uncertain in they gave seen the dance I think we have had"- Quim Bigas said remembering his time in Barcelona.
They also shared some physical exercises and activities.
"How many of something it takes to reach the other object in the opposite cardinal point?" Masako Matsushita and Ingvild Isaksen asked through their computer screen by concluding their flash virtual dance class.
"3,5 arms; 10 feet; 2 fingers, 5 steps; 2 outstretched arms; 9 times my laptop mouse; 4 books and 1 leg; 4 jumps; one glance; a slow reverse Blink navigated by breath …" participants typed on their keyboards. During the conference, the editor in chief of "Repères, cahier de danse" Marisa Hayes announced the publication of the issue "Danse et/au musée. Entretiens" (2017) by La Briqueterie Éditeur.
Susanne Franco, professor at the Ca'Foscari University and Gabriella Giannacchi, professor at the University of Exeter launched the book they edited: "Moving spaces. Enacting Dance, Performance and the Digital in the Museum". The project was cofounded by the EU Creative Europe Programme in partnership with Comune di Bassano
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tanecpraha artesella bundeskunsthalle universitacafoscarisocial mercatflors wearedance4 macval.musee fundaciomiro #fondazionefitzcarraldo #dancingmuseums #creativeeurope

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LIVE | Studenti del liceo G.B. Brocchi hanno invaso le sale del Museo Civico ieri mattina per il progetto di ricerca triennale europeo "Dancing Museums. The democracy of being". Tutti al lavoro tra le opere d'arte, insieme alle danzatrici Beatrice Bresolin, Elena Sgarbossa e Vittoria Caneva e alla fotografa Sara Lando, sotto la guida della coreografa Masako Matsushita. Per percorrere la storia dell'arte a passo di danza.
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liceobrocchi #dancingmuseums #creativeeurope tam_matsu holeinthefabric vittoria_caneva elena.sgarbossa beatricebresolin

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LIVE | Per la conclusione del progetto di ricerca europeo triennale "Dancing Museums" in questi giorni gli studenti del liceo G.B. Brocchi indirizzo S.A. hanno abitato le sale del Museo Civico, partecipando a pratiche di danza condotte dalle danzatrici Elena Sgarbossa, Vittoria Caneva e Beatrice Bresolin insieme all'artista e fotografa Sara Lando coordinate dalla coreografa Masako Matsushita.
Un'opportunità per cambiare sguardo sulle opere d'arte esposte nel Museo, sperimentando nuove modalità estetiche di relazione e di fruizione. Grazie alla danza.
Foto di Sara Lando
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Some of the movement work from
‘Forms of Self’

A movement work in response to ‘Forms in Movement (Pavan)’(1956) Barbara Hepworth.- (Bronze sculpture)- on permanent loan to Norwich Castle Museum.

In March 2021 Myself,Dance artist tomwithington and photographer andisapey collaborated to produce a series of photographs for norwich_castle_art norwichcastle. Our response represents the organic qualities presented within Hepworth’s work accentuating the expressivity of the dancer and more specifically how there is not a fixed idea on the permanence of the underlying self. Presenting an understanding and viewing the self as tangible to experience.
For the full series of images and accompanying text/reflections please see link in bio.
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Convocatòria per a ballarin@s professionals – quimbigas / #MercatFlors + fundaciomiro

Taller remunerat amb mostra pública el 17 d’octubre, en el marc del #ViuMontjuïc amb l'objectiu de transmetre les pràctiques físiques desenvolupades per Quim Bigas Bassart al projecte europeu #DancingMuseums

+ info a: http://ow.ly/wJuE50Gk4Ub

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👣 DANCING MUSEUM 2 FINAL 🎶⁠

Jeudi 7 octobre, 14h-18h⁠
The Museum as a Space of Experience: A Choreographic Conference⁠

La conférence finale de Dancing Museums se tiendra en ligne, pour donner une visibilité internationale au projet et à ses résultats.⁠

A propos de « 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺𝘀 #𝟮 – 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 »⁠⚡️⁠Pour la deuxième fois, le MAC VAL participe à un événement international sur 4 années qui met à l’honneur la danse au musée. Cette édition (2018-2021) est intitulée « Dancing Museums #2 – The Democracy of Beings ». ⁠Il est piloté par la Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne.⁠

Introduction par :⁠
Elisabetta Bisaro (coordinatrice du projet Dancing Museums / La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne)⁠
Susanne Franco (Ca’ Foscari Université de Venise)⁠
Monica Gillette (Dancing Museums dramaturge)⁠
Ariadne Mikou (Ca’ Foscari Université de Venise)⁠

Interventions artistiques : Dancing Museums – The Democracy of Beings⁠
Ingrid Berger Myhre (NL)⁠
Quim Bigas (ES/DK)⁠
Ingvild Isaksen (NO)⁠
Masako Matsushita (IT)⁠
Tereza Ondrová (CZ)⁠
Ana Pi (BR/FR)⁠
Eleanor Sikorski (UK)⁠

Intervenants invités :⁠
Anna Maria Cimoli (Università degli studi di Bergamo), ⁠
Erin Brannigan (University of New South Wales, Sydney), ⁠
Gabriella Giannachi (University of Exeter), ⁠
Giulia Grechi (Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano)⁠

En ligne 💻⁠
En anglais 🇬🇧⁠

Inscriptions (avant le 5 octobre), lien dans la bio.⁠

⁠labriqueteriecdcn⁠
ana.pi.ana⁠
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ondrovatereza⁠
tam_matsu⁠
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Some of the movement work from
‘Forms of Self’

A movement work in response to ‘Forms in Movement (Pavan)’(1956) Barbara Hepworth.- (Bronze sculpture)- on permanent loan to Norwich Castle Museum.

In March 2021 Myself,Dance artist tomwithington and photographer andisapey collaborated to produce a series of photographs for norwich_castle_art norwichcastle. Our response represents the organic qualities presented within Hepworth’s work accentuating the expressivity of the dancer and more specifically how there is not a fixed idea on the permanence of the underlying self. Presenting an understanding and viewing the self as tangible to experience.
For the full series of images and accompanying text/reflections please see link in bio.
hepworthwakefield

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Some of the movement work from
‘Forms of Self’

A movement work in response to ‘Forms in Movement (Pavan)’(1956) Barbara Hepworth.- (Bronze sculpture)- on permanent loan to Norwich Castle Museum.

In March 2021 Myself,Dance artist tomwithington and photographer andisapey collaborated to produce a series of photographs for norwich_castle_art norwichcastle. Our response represents the organic qualities presented within Hepworth’s work accentuating the expressivity of the dancer and more specifically how there is not a fixed idea on the permanence of the underlying self. Presenting an understanding and viewing the self as tangible to experience.
For the full series of images and accompanying text/reflections please see link in bio.
hepworthwakefield

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The work that inspired the project-‘Forms of Self’
Barbara Hepworth’s beautiful
‘Forms in Movement (Pavan)’(1956)(Bronze sculpture)- on permanent loan to Norwich Castle Museum.

In March 2021 Myself,Dance artist tomwithington and photographer andisapey collaborated to produce a series of photographs for norwich_castle_art norwichcastle. Our response represents the organic qualities presented within Hepworth’s work accentuating the expressivity of the dancer and more specifically how there is not a fixed idea on the permanence of the underlying self. Presenting an understanding and viewing the self as tangible to experience.
For the full series of images and accompanying text/reflections please see link in bio.
hepworthwakefield

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