Dance On, Pass On, Dream On

Sadler's Wells

England

2016

Total project grant (euros)

€1,832,661

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EACEA 29/2015

Project date

1 Jun 2016 - 31 May 2019

Number of partners in project

9

Lead organisation

Diehl+Ritter Gug (Haftungsbeschrankt), Germany

Partners

Sadler's Wells, UK

Stichting Codarts Hogeschool Voor De Kunsten, Netherlands

Umetnisko Drustvo Nomad Dance Academy, Slovenija

Niederosterreichische Kulturszene Betriebsgesellschaft, Austria

Curtain Call Productions, Sweden

Compagnie Jus De La Vie, Sweden

Stichting Holland Dance, Netherlands

Beogradski Festival Igre, Serbia

DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON aims at generating a European strategy for a sustainable dance praxis valuing age and embodied knowledge on stage and in society.

Nine dance institutions from eight European countries develop and implement a project to honour the value of embodied memory and to counteract preconceived notions of what it means to be old.

The project`s mission unfolds in three main objectives:

  • DANCE ON focuses on the mature, older dancer as expert in embodied knowledge and proposes a model for a sustainable artistic career.
  • PASS ON stimulates new educational and artistic methods of passing on the legacy of dance from one generation to the next and to the public.
  • DREAM ON changes the perception of age through innovative and intergenerational formats of audience participation of senior citizens.

These objectives are accomplished through activities including:

  • The Dance On Ensemble, employing six dancers over 40 for 20 months
  • Four new productions with outstanding choreographers
  • SIx co-created Mobile Dialogues with young choreographers and mature dancers
  • 80 presentations in 12 countries
  • Five festivals
  • 11 intergenerational projects with senior citizens strengthening the community impact
  • 11 events to widely disseminate experience and the legacy of dance

Photo: Dorothea Tuch

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