BOOK | DANCE AND MUSEUMS
Passionate about the power and accessibility of dance to tell stories, stimulate conversation and raise contemporary issues, Traceworks Dance are seeking museums and heritage spaces to collaborate on the creation of original work based on collections and performance projects which use dance to engage audiences, inspire and inform.
Traceworks Dance have extensive experience and expertise in delivering community dance projects and performing in a wide range of settings. Working alongside heritage professional, curator and producer, Sally Lewis, we are applying our shared knowledge to connect with museums, work together and improve access to collections through co-creation.
See below examples of the project proposals we could discuss...
Professional dance work, Jazz Scene, is an excellent piece to showcase at a venue where the audience is new to contemporary dance. The period music will be recognisable from TV and Film, but you will not have seen it interpreted in such an innovative way before.
Jazz music and dancing were seen as a threatening form of expression in the 1920s and 30s when intolerance and populism were on the rise. As such, a professional performance of Jazz Scene could be used as a starting point for discussion beyond its entertainment value, and be supported by exhibitions and workshops.
Click here to find out more about Jazz Scene.
Photo | Paul Seaby
We have had varied dialogues with museums about their general aims and objectives and have developed ideas for projects which would use dance as a unique form to connect collections to their communities.
As well as reaching a new audience, the museum would also benefit in uncovering new stories, adding to collections and knowledge and being able to demonstrate its value in a physical and universal way.
Please contact us for a project proposal.
Photo | FFIN DANCE - Decisive Moments Project
This is a summary of our current ideas on dance and museums but please contact us if you are a museum, or other venue/space connected with collections/heritage and:
are interested but don't see your particular requirements here as we may be able to devise/adapt our offer
have other ideas of how we could work together using dance
would like more information