Taking Part in the Arts? is the title of a conference on participatory (choreographic) art projects that Dansehallerne in Copenhagen will host on 31st May.
Starting from the questions “how does the involvement of citizens, communities and audiences infuence artwork, artists and arts institutions?”, “What happens to the artistic signature and mindset?” and “How does it affect the relationship between artist and audience?”, the conference wishes to explore participatory art, especially participatory choreographic art.
The wish is to create a space where professionals across different strands of the arts are invited to share knowledge, experiences and thoughts – and to inspire each other.
The main target group of the conference are artists, art and culture institutions, as well as independent producers and project managers.
The conference is structured around the presentation of a number of different participatory projects and facilitated spaces for dialogue and exploration. Featuring artists and institutions, it will include Studio Wayne McGregor (UK), Poste Restante (SE), Fevered Sleep (UK), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (GR), hello!earth (DK), Wooloo (DK), different cases from Ta’ fat om dansen and Birgit Eriksson (associate professor and head of the network Take Part at Aarhus University, DK).
The conference is part of Dansehallerne’s project Ta’ Fat Om Dansen, supported by Nordea-fonden. This project has brought community dance activities to thousands of people in Denmark from 2014 to 2017. A number of these cases will be presented during the conference.