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Empowering Dance

Empowering Dance. is a European project cofounded by Erasmus+ in the strand of good practice exchange. This good practice exchange includes an action research on five case studies assembled by five partner organisations: the research revolves around the question if and how the practice of contemporary dance within our own organizations and practices helps people of all ages to acquire and develop soft skills.
According to The World Economic Forum - Future of Jobs report (2016), soft skills are personal attributes that can affect relationships, communication and interaction with others. Complex problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, intercultural skills and teamwork are regarded as the most important skills required in our contemporary society and in the workplace of the future.
Knowledge that is specific to dance is often implied or “silent” knowledge, operating in the background and rarely named (in detail) for its unique impact and potential in diverse settings. The project has identified, collected and articulated the implicit skills developed through dance practice by focusing on five examples of contemporary dance practices involving a community of non-professionals.

Partner: CSC-Comune di Bassano del Grappa (IT), Dansateliers (NL), La Briqueterie- Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne (FR), HIPP – Croatian Institute for Dance (HR).
With the support of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union



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