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DANCING MUSEUMS – The democracy of beings is an action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organisations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes that people in those communities want to get involved in. The practice-led research group looks at how the presence of dance can offer new ways of experiencing art and heritage and help audiences and visitors engage both intellectually and viscerally with artworks. The knowledge and experience generated throughout the project will empower the organisations and artists involved with the skills needed to implement meaningful audience development projects beyond the duration of the project.

Project coordinator : La Briqueterie – Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (FR).
Partners: Conseil General du Val-de-Marne – MAC VAL Musée d’art contemporain (FR), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (IT), Arte Sella (IT), Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (IT), Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (IT), Tanec Praha (CZ), Dance 4 (UK), Stichting Dansateliers (NL), Mercat de les Flors (ES), Bundeskunsthalle (DE).
In collaboration with: Musei Civici di Bassano del Grappa (IT), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Rotterdam (NL), Nottingham Museum Service (UK) – ( Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey), The Prague City Gallery – Prague (CZ), Fundació Joan Miró- Barcelona (ES) ed esperti da The National Gallery -London (UK) e Musée du Louvre-Paris (FR).

With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.




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