Dancing Museums

Dancing Museums: London residency events

How can the presence of dancers can offer new ways of experiencing art in a museum?

This theme is being explored from 7 to 13 November 2016 as part of the UK-based residency of Dancing Museums, a Creative Europe-supported Cooperation Project that brings together five European dance organisations with eight galleries and museums to explore new ways of interacting with audiences. 

British dance artist Lucy Suggate will be joined by collaborating EU dance artists, curators, education professionals and scientists including cognitive neuroscientist Guido Orgs, social psychologist Daniel Richardson and art historian Marco Peri.

Artists will take part in workshops, discussions and research to explore how the presence of dancers can offer new ways of experiencing art in the museum and interrupt codes of gallery behaviour. Throughout the week public events will take place at both the National Gallery and Siobhan Davies Studios.

Dancing Museums was awarded a grant of €200,000 from Creative Europe. Between June 2015 and March 2017, five dance artists, representing each dance organisation, will embark upon a two-year period of research and development and take part in a week-long residency in each of the museums, providing regular opportunities to collaborate with their European partners. 

Find out more about the Dancing Museums residency

Image: Dancing Museums Residency Gemäldegalerie der Akadamie der bildenden Künste Vienna with dance artist Lucy Suggate. Photo courtesy of Dancing Museums