Top tips for creating dance experiences for heritage spaces
Jenny Reeves, Director of About Time Dance Company, reflected on her process of creating and developing her piece 'Cotton' for museums, libraries, mills, schools, outside spaces, and shared some top tips with the Imagination Museum Consortium for working with dance and heritage.
Anna Scott, Mayflower 400 Officer for West Lindsey District Council, shared some thoughts with the Imagination Museum Consortium around the possibilities for using dance in response to local heritage as part of the national commemoration of the sailing of the Mayflower from England to America in 1620.
Welsh museums and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act
The Happy Museum and Monmouthshire Museums, Cardiff Story Museum, Ceredigion Museum, Oriel Môn, Storiel and Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives
To engage and respond to the ambitious Future Generations Act goals, six Welsh museums teamed up with the Happy Museum project to deepen their understanding of the
Act, review the ways in which they were already responding to the goals, and plan new activities and ways of working that would take their response to the next level. The aim is to
make the goals integral to everything they do.
In July 2014 the Horniman staged the Curious Tea Party in partnership with Trinity Laban, as part of the Big Dance Festival. The event was an eccentric weekend of Edwardian inspired music, art and performance which brought dance into the museum like never before.
'My primary school is at the museum' tested the hypothesis that there may be beneficial learning, social and cultural outcomes for primary school children and their families when a significant portion of their learning takes place in a museum setting, as well as demonstrating the benefits for museums. Groups of pupils from two primary schools and a nursery, from Tyne & Wear, Swansea and Liverpool, were based at their local museum for up to a term between January and June 2016. The idea was conceived by architect Wendy James of Garbers & James, and developed in collaboration with the Department of Education & Professional Studies and the Cultural Institute at King’s. Photo credit: Jake Ryan
Dance and Museums Resource Page - Pavilion Dance South West
Sally Lewis and Pavilion Dance South West
Resources about dance practice in museums and heritage sites curated by museum consultant Sally Lewis following a series of dance/museums discussion events led by Pavilion Dance South West from 2015-16.