Dancing Museums is an action-research project designed to foster and sustain long-term collaborations between dance organizations, museums, universities and local communities in order to develop inspiring and long-lasting arts and cultural programmes that people in those communities want to get involved in.
In August 2019 I was commissioned to follow around the seven dance artist developing their research: rather than merely documenting the process, I was tasked with giving my artistic response to my experience with them.
There’s something about reconnecting with the body that can be transforming, something that allows people to access tools they can use to understand the world around them in meaningful ways. I found out that spending enough time with dancers can actually open the door to more questions than answers. After a week spent between Venice, Val di Sella and Bassano, I found myself trying to make something coherent out of the enormous amount of photos and notes hastily scribbled in my notebook.