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For practical advice when setting up your own dance project in a museum or heritage site

Precarious Movements

This freely available, online resource focuses on choreographic work in the context of the museum and addresses how we can better serve and represent the artist in this context. It is intended as a reference for artists working with museums to provide knowledge and to support their agency and autonomy in such situations.

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Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge

Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge is an ambitious research project based on the premise that performance art can be conserved.

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Creatively Minded and Heritage

How can heritage and creativity support mental health? This new report showcases work from 18 heritage and arts organisations using our wealth of heritage assets, and the creativity of artists, to improve mental health and community connections.

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Dancing Museums website

Dancing Museums was developed in two phases: Old Masters, New Traces (2015 - 2017) and The Democracy of Beings (2018 - 2021). To culminate this research project, a new website has been created to document what was discovered throughout this period as well as give the project an ongoing legacy to urge a change in the position of the audiences and artists alike within the museum context. Image Ben Harriott.

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Public Dance Pack

A free interactive Public Dance Pack that considers how to support challenging and risk-taking work within the contexts of galleries and museums. The pack includes contributions from collaborative artists and explores the cultural, practical and socio-political relationship dynamics between audience, artists and venues.

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3 dancers perform in an open gallery at Turner Contemporary, with windows looking out over the sea.

Spirit Wisdom: Lessons in best practice for dance in galleries

Reflections on Lucy Suggate's 'Spirit Compass', the first new dance work for galleries commissioned by the CONTINUOUS Network, which premiered in October 2019.

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Two young dancers perform in the foyer of the Horniman Museum. One is dressed in grey and lunges outwards towards a second dancer dressed in black who is leaping up off the ground.

Dance and Museums working together symposium report

The Dance and Museums Working Together Symposium took place in November 2014 and was produced by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Horniman Museum and Gardens. This external evaluation began to outline a model for the different ways in which museums and artists/arts organisations can collaborate together.

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