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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. 

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.










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Nuestras historias están en cada célula de nuestra existencia.

En cada peregrinación, dejamos la huella de nuestra ancestralidad.

En cada verso contado de boca en boca se encuentra la experiencia inmortal.

En cada cuerpo danzante, se esconde la fuerza de las lavas de los volcanes… cuerpo vivo de XANGÔ

Lo cautivo de mi voz se estalla contra la pared… arrebatando en olas grandes, guiado por mi madre… sirena

La Reina del mar anda de las manos conmigo.

Desempolvo mi armadura segregada, abro la ventana y dejo que entre el sol

Y salgo a cabalgar con el caballo de Jorge… salve Jorge!
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#dancingmuseums #historia #black #proyect #creation #soon #video #questions

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Performance and film installation this weekend newstead_abbey.
17 July, 2 – 3:30pm
Link in bio
#dancingmuseums #nottingham #blackhistory #slavetradelegacy #statelyhome #improvisation

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Performance and film installation this weekend newstead_abbey.
17 July, 2 – 3:30pm
Link in bio
#dancingmuseums #nottingham #blackhistory #slavetradelegacy #statelyhome #improvisation

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Performance and film installation this weekend newstead_abbey.
17 July, 2 – 3:30pm
Link in bio
#dancingmuseums #nottingham #blackhistory #slavetradelegacy #statelyhome #improvisation

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I’m so honored to be in residence newstead_abbey with maryepearson for our performance project How to Be Afraid? which explores fear and trauma stemming from our different but connected ancestral links to the transatlantic slave trade. Responding to the accumulated layers of history on site will allow us to feel the compression of layers within our own bodies. In compost, compression over time creates heat which leads to activation. The more layers there are, the more they get activated. Everything breaks down eventually. Fragments. Layers. Pressure. Activation. Renewal. We investigate how histories also haunt the body and power dynamics create pressure that is felt within. Should the city of the future look more like the past? We explore headless heads of states, phantom limbs, and multiple pandemics and ask ourselves 'Who am I afraid of?' 📸 eleanor.sikorski

INFO:
Join us in July and August for Haunting Newstead Abbey – a series of choreographic residencies at a stately home in Nottinghamshire.

Curated by EleanorSikorski, the residencies invite artists MaryPearson and mayfieldsbrooks, and SekeChimutengwende to spend time at Lord Byron’s former home. In 2 separate residencies, the artists will reflect on the racialised histories of colonialism + the transatlantic slave trade which haunt Newstead’s legacy.

Open to the public throughout, with performances on July 17th + 31st

17th July 2pm
(meet at ic4c/dance4 at 12.45 for coach): performance and film installation by Mary Pearson, mayfield brooks and Ben Harriott. urben.eth

Commissioned by wearedance4 dancingmuseums supported by
ArtsCouncilEngland

#choreography #artistresidency #danceartists #lordbyron #newsteadabbey #nottingham #artsinnottingham #danceinnottingham #colonialhistories #haunting #dancingmuseums #dance4

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This is shaping up to be a one-off, unforgettable experience this Saturday at Newstead Abbey. Details on Dance4’s website, or come along on the day. It will be haunting and will make you see newstead_abbey in a new light. eleanor.sikorski spinksabi #dancingmuseums

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Final checks please, for the last performances of #imaginationmuseum mayflower400uk 3 year project, coming to theboxplymouth 16 & 17 July, 11, 1 & 3pm (NOTE: 11am performance on 16 July now full due to school group visit)

A danced journey back in time over 400 years, to find out more about the passengers aboard the Mayflower. Alongside screenings of a #community #dance #heritage film made with children & young people from #Plymouth #Plymstock #Wembury (book a free timeslot for entry to theboxplymouth to make sure you can see the film)

Come along to our free performances, perfect for all ages! #linkinbio The live performances will take place outside, & there's no need to book, but capacity is limited, so arrive in good time to make sure you can secure a space.

#imaginationmuseum #dancingmuseums #acesupported aceagrams

imaginationmuseum, madebykg, plymouthdance mayflower400uk

Dancers meggriff27 thesarahblanc lucystarkeydances Film by roswithachesher Filmed on location at ght_soton #Southampton. Music by Max Perryment. Writing by thenaturetable with expert guidance along the way from joanne.loosemore & Anna Scott pilgrimroots

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This week! Final performances of #imaginationmuseum mayflower400uk 3 year project, coming to theboxplymouth 16 & 17 July, 11, 1 & 3pm (NOTE: 11am performance on 16 July now full due to school group visit)

Expect a warm welcome from the third member of the Imagination Museum team, Harriet! She will lead you into her own limitless world of imagination, inviting you to travel back in time over 400 years & to imagine yourself aboard the Mayflower…

Come along to our free performances, perfect for all ages! #linkinbio Performances will take place outside, & there's no need to book, but capacity is limited, so arrive in good time to make sure you can secure a space.

#imaginationmuseum #dancingmuseums #acesupported aceagrams

imaginationmuseum, madebykg, plymouthdance mayflower400uk

Dancer lucystarkeydances Film by roswithachesher Filmed on location at ght_soton #Southampton. Music by Max Perryment.

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Mildred is in charge at #TheImaginationMuseum – she will keep you in check and on time! Join her and her team for a free performance of dance and history exploring the mayflower400uk story at theboxplymouth on 16 & 17 July at 11, 1 & 3pm. No booking needed, but limited capacity for live performances in Tavistock Place, so make sure you turn up in good time to secure your space!

We will also be screening a new film made by children and young people from #Plymouth #Plymstock. Reserve your timeslot to make sure you can head into The Box to watch the full film by roswithachesher #linkinbio

#imaginationmuseum #dancingmuseums #acesupported

imaginationmuseum madebykg plymouthdance

Dancer meggriff27 Film by roswithachesher Filmed on location at ght_soton #Southampton. Music by Max Perryment.

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How to be Afraid? by Mary Pearson and mayfield brooks. (Click pic for tags)

Residency at Newstead Abbey: 5 – 17 July 2021.
Free performance and film installation: 2pm, 17 July 2021. Link in bio.

Mary Pearson (Liverpool) and mayfield brooks (NYC), in collaboration with lens based artist Ben Harriott, will be in residence at Newstead Abbey with their performance project How to Be Afraid? 

In their words: “We will explore fear and trauma stemming from our different but connected ancestral links to the transatlantic slave trade. Responding to the accumulated layers of history on site will allow us to feel the compression of layers within their own bodies. In compost, compression over time creates heat which leads to activation. The more layers there are, the more they get activated. Everything breaks down eventually. Fragments. Layers. Pressure. Activation. Renewal. We investigate how histories also haunt the body and power dynamics create pressure that is felt within. Should the city of the future look more like the past? We explore headless heads of states, phantom limbs, and multiple pandemics and ask ourselves 'Who am I afraid of?'”

– Free coach travel from Dance4 for the performance. Link in bio.
– No need to book for the performance if travelling by your own means.
– N.B. house is closed on week days, grounds are open everyday, 10am – 5pm.
– Access to Newstead Abbey grounds via car is £6 and contactless payment only.

ID: the words ‘How to be Afraid?’ In large white letters fill the frame, along with the artists’ names and times of the event. The background is a digital collage of old oil paintings of newstead abbey, the roughly shaped pieces and strips fit together to make a patchwork of blues greens and browns.

#dancingmuseums2 #dancingmuseums #newsteadabbey #colonialhistory #statelyhome #slavetradelegacy #lordbyron #nottinghamdance #nottinghamshiredance #mayfieldbrooks #marypearson #benharriott #creativeeuropeprogramme

Supported by Arts Council England aceagrams, Dance4 wearedance4, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Nottingham City Museums and Galleries.

📷 Lan Le

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How to be Afraid? by Mary Pearson and mayfield brooks. (Click pic for tags)

Residency at Newstead Abbey: 5 – 17 July 2021.
Free performance and film installation: 2pm, 17 July 2021. Link in bio.

Mary Pearson (Liverpool) and mayfield brooks (NYC), in collaboration with lens based artist Ben Harriott, will be in residence at Newstead Abbey with their performance project How to Be Afraid? 

In their words: “We will explore fear and trauma stemming from our different but connected ancestral links to the transatlantic slave trade. Responding to the accumulated layers of history on site will allow us to feel the compression of layers within their own bodies. In compost, compression over time creates heat which leads to activation. The more layers there are, the more they get activated. Everything breaks down eventually. Fragments. Layers. Pressure. Activation. Renewal. We investigate how histories also haunt the body and power dynamics create pressure that is felt within. Should the city of the future look more like the past? We explore headless heads of states, phantom limbs, and multiple pandemics and ask ourselves 'Who am I afraid of?'”

– Free coach travel from Dance4 for the performance. Link in bio.
– No need to book for the performance if travelling by your own means.
– N.B. house is closed on week days, grounds are open everyday, 10am – 5pm.
– Access to Newstead Abbey grounds via car is £6 and contactless payment only.

ID: the words ‘How to be Afraid?’ In large white letters fill the frame, along with the artists’ names and times of the event. The background is a digital collage of old oil paintings of newstead abbey, the roughly shaped pieces and strips fit together to make a patchwork of blues greens and browns.

#dancingmuseums2 #dancingmuseums #newsteadabbey #colonialhistory #statelyhome #slavetradelegacy #lordbyron #nottinghamdance #nottinghamshiredance #mayfieldbrooks #marypearson #benharriott #creativeeuropeprogramme

Supported by Arts Council England aceagrams, Dance4 wearedance4, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Nottingham City Museums and Galleries.

📷 Lan Le

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ANA PI au MAC VAL
Ce samedi 3 juillet retrouvez ana.pi.ana au macval.musee à l’occasion de la 3e édition du PIC NIC et de la Nuit européenne des musées. Ce sera l’occasion de participer à trois rituels qu’Ana présente dans le cadre de Dancing Museums #2: NEW ANIMA (projection de film), PRESENT (restitution de statuettes) et LE FEU (cours de danse géant).

Samedi 3 juillet, 12h-22h, gratuit.
Pour connaître le détail des actions d’Ana Pi ainsi que le programme complet du PIC NIC : http://www.macval.fr/PIC-NIC-au-MAC-VAL-a-l-occasion-de…

#CreativeEurope #DancingMuseums

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Final checks please, as we prepare to set sail! Join Mildred, Henrietta & Harriet on July 4th, 1 & 3pm redhousemuseum for a danced journey back in time over 400 years, to find out more about the passengers aboard the #Mayflower. See #linkinbio for details

#imaginationmuseum #dancingmuseums #acesupported
imaginationmuseum mayflower400uk madebykg, hantsculture, thepointeastleigh activate_parts pdsw_org kidsinmuseums visitdorsetofficial visit_south_east_england visit_hampshire

Dancers meggriff27 thesarahblanc & lucystarkeydances Film by roswithachesher Filmed on location at ght_soton #Southampton. Music by Max Perryment.
Writing by thenaturetable

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👻save the dates👻

Open residencies and a performance on the 17th July.
Come say hi to the artists while they work newstead_abbey

Artists: Seke Chimutengwende (sekechim), Mary Pearson, mayfield brooks (mayfieldbrookz), Ben Harriott (urben.eth), Natifah White, Rose Sall Sao (roseaida), Rhys Dennis (rhys_denn), Alethia Antonia (alethiaantonia) and Adrienne Ming (aidgeming).

ID: A blurred image of the facade of Newstead Abbey in the sun. White words across the image read: Haunting Newstead Abbey, save the dates, 5 – 17 July 2021 & 28 July – 1 Aug 2021

#dancingmuseums2 #dancingmuseums #newsteadabbey #colonialhistory #statelyhome #slavetradelegacy #lordbyron #nottinghamdance #nottinghamshiredance #newsteadabbeygardens #blackhistory #nottinghamblackhistory wearedance4

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👻save the dates👻

Open residencies and a performance on the 17th July.
Come say hi to the artists while they work newstead_abbey

Artists: Seke Chimutengwende (sekechim), Mary Pearson, mayfield brooks (mayfieldbrookz), Ben Harriott (urben.eth), Natifah White, Rose Sall Sao (roseaida), Rhys Dennis (rhys_denn), Alethia Antonia (alethiaantonia) and Adrienne Ming (aidgeming).

ID: A blurred image of the facade of Newstead Abbey in the sun. White words across the image read: Haunting Newstead Abbey, save the dates, 5 – 17 July 2021 & 28 July – 1 Aug 2021

#dancingmuseums2 #dancingmuseums #newsteadabbey #colonialhistory #statelyhome #slavetradelegacy #lordbyron #nottinghamdance #nottinghamshiredance #newsteadabbeygardens #blackhistory #nottinghamblackhistory

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👻save the dates👻

Open residencies and a performance on the 17th July.
Come say hi to the artists while they work newstead_abbey

Artists: Seke Chimutengwende (sekechim), Mary Pearson, mayfield brooks (mayfieldbrookz), Ben Harriott (urben.eth), Natifah White, Rose Sall Sao (roseaida), Rhys Dennis (rhys_denn), Alethia Antonia (alethiaantonia) and Adrienne Ming (aidgeming).

ID: A blurred image of the facade of Newstead Abbey in the sun. White words across the image read: Haunting Newstead Abbey, save the dates, 5 – 17 July 2021 & 28 July – 1 Aug 2021

#dancingmuseums2 #dancingmuseums #newsteadabbey #colonialhistory #statelyhome #slavetradelegacy #lordbyron #nottinghamdance #nottinghamshiredance #newsteadabbeygardens #blackhistory #nottinghamblackhistory

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Expect a warm welcome from the third member of the #ImaginationMuseum team, Harriet! She will lead you into her own limitless world of imagination, inviting you to travel back in time over 400 years & to imagine yourself aboard the #Mayflower…

Come along to our free performances of #imaginationmuseum mayflower400uk, taking place redhousemuseum this Sunday 4 July at 1 & 3pm – outdoor performances, perfect for all ages! Just make sure you book your timeslot for free entry to the redhousemuseum from 12 or 2pm #linkinbio

#imaginationmuseum #dancingmuseums #acesupported aceagrams imaginationmuseum, madebykg, hantsculture, thepointeastleigh pdsw_org activate_parts visitdorsert

Dancer lucystarkeydances Film by roswithachesher Filmed on location at ght_soton #Southampton. Music by Max Perryment

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DANCING MUSEUMS #2
Aujourd’hui débute le dernier workshop du projet européen que la Briqueterie coordonne. Organisée par l’équipe néerlandaise composée de dansateliers et du boijmans, tous les partenaires et artistes associés se concentreront sur l’approfondissement de leur compréhension à la fois conceptuelle et incarnée de la collaboration et de l’in/exclusion.

Et pour vous ?
Un webinaire ouvert à tous intitulé Choreographing Attention. ingridbergermyhre , artiste associée à Dansateliers, partagera avec le public sa pratique de la chorégraphie de l’attention et nous amènera à prendre conscience de nos schémas et préjugés d’attention.

2 juillet à 11h-12h30. L’évènement se tiendra en anglais.
Inscrivez-vous en envoyant un mail à educatie@boijmans.nl.
Pour plus d’infos : https://www.dancingmuseums.com/projects/looking-at-art-through-the-moving-body/

#CreativeEurope #DancingMuseums

Photo : ©Paul Sixta

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