Practice is the main topic of this workshop. We understand practice as something that involves all of us with our distinctive roles and modes of doing and activating – and what we focused on for Dancing Museums is a practice that also includes us, independently of our roles. Once more, we cannot be present together. The virtual space will aim to offer the participants a space for sharing, transmitting and affecting each other as well as other guests.
“I hope this workshop will allow us to learn and share from different experiences and realities. I believe in the power of culture to facilitate things, build bridges and share ideas and thoughts. I believe in the power of transformation of art and the commitment we have with our citizens, friends, neighbours and partners.
We, as big structures, have to be able to listen, evolve, transform ourself and listen to the needs of artists and society. We have to understand what our role is and what we can do in benefit of society (meaning cultural sector, artists and citizens)
I hope this workshop will be a space for active ideas and will promote some action, as well as being an open space for research. But I do hope it will be more than words, our commitment has to be real and present.
I hope we are working with inclusive thinking, being more horizontal in our structures (structures of power) since we have the power to decide things and deliver things to audiences, people, students, families and professionals. I hope we are aware of that, and that we are be able to be honest, professional and as open as possible in our decision making and will not be afraid of taking risks.”
Marc Olive, Mercat de les Flors
It was an intense and inspiring week. A video summary of some of the most iconic moments can be found here.
Part of the activities were live-streamed and are open to everyone:
Through the roundtable Role of the artist in the DM project, we reflected on the role of the artists in the DM project: a moment of sharing between them what they do, how they feel and what kind the involvement they have in the project. You can find the video here.
Through the roundtable Arts, education and learning by doing, we invited the pedagogical experts of DM museums and dance houses to share their vision, starting the conversation by asking the question “How do you expand your activity to the pedagogical from programming?”, with a focus on tools. We counted on the Musee Nasjonal of Oslo as an external guest and on the moderation of Monica Gillette. You can find the video here.
Moreover, Quim Bigas shared a beautiful lecture on Moving in / out the museum. You can find the video here.
Mercat de les Flors (ES) // Quim Bigas (ES/DK) // Eleanor Sikorski (UK) // Ana Pi (BR/FR) // Ingrid Berger Myhre (NL) // Masako Matsushita (IT) // Tereza Ondrová (CZ) // Fundació Joan Miró–Barcelona (ES) – Associate Partner //