Online Clash! Chat room "Dance of spectators"
On the 13th of June at 17.00 we invite you to the FB website of the Polish Dance Theater for the special installment of the "talk room" series entitled “Dance of Spectators”. We would like to take a look at contemporary dance audiences – try to describe what they are and what attracts them to dance performances. We will also discuss listening and engaging the audience, i.e. the ways that teams and institutions use to develop and activate their audiences.
We invited Joanna Leśnierowska – a playwright, critic, dance curator and performer, who has been running the Old Brewery New Dance performance program since 2004 within the framework of the Art Stations Foundation established by Grażyna Kulczyk.
Our guest will be Joanna Szymajda, the manager of the ballet of the Wrocław Opera, a critic, doctor of humanities, deputy director of the Institute of Music and Dance in 2010-2017, curator of dance projects such as the Dialogue of Four Cultures Festival in Łódź.
Konrad Kurowski – a producer and manager of Lublin Dance Theatre (from 2014), co-organizer of International Meetings of Dance Theatres in Lublin, co-founder of Polish Dance Network, representing Lublin Dance Theatre – together with Anna Kalita – in Aerowaves, a European network of dance houses, will also be with us.
We will discuss the topics of building an audience for contemporary dance and classical ballet, audience research, methods of arousing interest in the art of dance and – in the context of the current situation in the world – the impact of the pandemic on the behaviour of cultural audiences.
The chat room "Dance of Spectators" is part of the CLASH project! When Classic And Contemporary Dance Collide And New Forms Emerge, co-financed from the Creative Europe program.
Hosted by: Agnieszka Jachym and Robert Chodyła
We invite you to discover contemporary dance and dance theatre audiences – still little known but necessary link of dance and theatre communication!
More about the project: http://clashproject.eu/