Building a dancehouse Atelier 4 · Panel 1 · The founders of dancehouses and their inspiration

Full video of the first panel of the Atelier “Building a Dancehouse” that took place in Bassano del Grappa. On 20th August the meeting started with Karene Lyngholm, Bertram Müller and John Ashford. Dany Mitzman moderated the discussion. The issues on the table where: What inspired the founders of dancehouses? Which values did they share?

Karene Lyngholm · International Consultant for performing arts · Dervish&Co/Independent production
She was the founding Director of Dance House, Norway. She has been independent producer and project manager for 25 years, in Norway and internationally. She is currently Project Manager for Fjelldansen, a residency centre in the mountains of Norway as well as ecologic farmer and beekeeper.She was the first Chair of EDN. Since 2015 she is an EDN Honorary Member.

Bertram Müller · Independent
He has Philosophical and Psychological Clinical qualifications. He was the founder of tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf and Director from 1979 to 2013. He has been initiator and partner of national and international projects for dance such as World Dance Alliance – Europe, IDEE, modul-dance, Fresh Tracks, Chin-A-moves and Dance Dialogues Africa. He was President of EDN. Since 2015 he is an EDN Honorary Member.

John Ashford · Director · Aerowaves
He is the Director of the European dance network Aerowaves, which he founded 20 years ago, and which is now represented in 34 countries. Aerowaves has always provided open-access, cross-border performance opportunities for younger choreographers, promoting them since 2011 with an annual roving platform called Spring Forward. He was for many years Theatre Director at The Place in London, and previously at the Institute of Contemporary Arts presenting independent theatre companies and rock bands. He was the founding Theatre Editor of Time Out magazine.

Dany Mitzman • Freelance reporter • BBC and Deutsche Welle
She is a British freelance reporter who has been based in Bologna, Italy since 1998. She makes radio features for the BBC and Deutsche Welle’s English language service and writes for BBC Online Magazine. She covers social, cultural and human interest stories.