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Grace Nicol and Sinead O’Dwyer, Slip Mould Slippery, image by Mario Bertieri of Becky Namguards

Dance4: Public Dance - Performance for Galleries, Museums and Other Public Spaces

Opportunities

Join choreographer Grace Nicol and collaborators for a talk and launch of a free interactive Public Dance Pack that considers how to support challenging and risk-taking work within the contexts of galleries and museums.

Thursday 25th March, 5-6.30pm

Free event - book here

The pack includes contributions from collaborative artists and explores the cultural, practical and socio-political relationship dynamics between audience, artists and venues.

  • What does it mean to enter a space?
  • How do we conceive of live performance and its implications in the current climate?
  • How has our understanding of our relationships as programmers, producers, dance artists, choreographers, audience etc changed due to the pandemic?
  • How can we approach work with a renewed sense of care?

The event is framed by Grace’s practice-based research including via their last collaborative project, Slip Mould Slippery, concerned with body, object and space relations and the power structures that exist around these ideas, exploring how to dismantle these structures through movement practice. Their research also involved a series of meetings co-hosted by Grace and Dance4 to bring together programmers, curators, artists and producers to explore what might be needed when programming and making dance for museum and visual arts contexts.

The free, interactive Public Dance Pack, will further disseminate the research from the project and seeks to aid artists and venues by setting up provocations and identifying practical considerations around programming and making dance for such spaces.

This event is presented as part of Talking, Thinking, Dancing. A range of events over 2021 that will bring artists, researchers and producers together to discuss key questions, challenges and experiences of working in museum and gallery contexts.

Bookers will receive the Zoom link to the event no later than 3.30pm, 25 March.

For more information

Visit the Dance4 website
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