European Dancehouse Network together with The Place and Sadler’s Wells organize EDN Forum “Are you here? Dance and its audience”.
The pandemic has deeply shaken the realities of dance professionals and has given us both the necessity and the opportunity to explore new relationships with audiences. The Forum builds on the work of ateliers held over the past few years and will draw on that knowledge as well as expanding new ideas that acknowledge the urgent societal shifts that are shaping our world: How do we connect? Who defines who is invited or excluded? What does the future hold for dance and its audience? What have we learned about our audiences during covid? How can we co-create and build intimacy with our audiences through digital connections?
Join artists, producers, promoters and other dance professionals from all over Europe to share good practice and inspirations around those themes.
This Forum invites the many people involved in the making of dance to exchange and reflect on some of the urgent questions that underpin our relations to audiences. The Forum builds on the work of ateliers held over the past few years and will draw on that knowledge as well as expanding new ideas that acknowledge the urgent societal shifts that are shaping our world.
Confirmed speakers include (more TBC): Rosemary Lee (choreographer), Tanja Erhart (dance artist and activist), Anne Torregiani (The Audience Agency), Freddie Opoku-Addaie (Dance Umbrella), Jamaal Burkmar (choreographer), Ghislaine Boddington (University of Greenwich), Roberto Casarotto (CSC and Operaestate Festival Veneto), Eva Martinez (performing arts curator, producer, dramaturg and coach) and Robin Jonsson (choreographer).
Participation is free of charge and open to all dance professionals (and others, of course!) Please register online on https://bit.ly/ForumEDN (deadline 10 October 2021). British sign language interpretation provided all day.
Photo: Requardt & Rosenberg: Future Cargo, photo credit: Stuart Martin
All up-to-date information (schedule) about the Forum will be available on co-organizers’ websites.
Forum “Are you here? Dance and its audience” is co-organized by European Dancehouse Network, The Place and Saddler’s Wells. European Dancehouse Network is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
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