Atlas of Transitions (EU) - Exploring Dance and Migration

08.08.2018

Vacation is over, and admittedly I have missed blogging! These are the latest news: Together with a team from the Department of Cultural Sciences at the University of Gothenburg I am part the Atlas of Transitions - New Geographies for a Cross-Cultural Europe. You can find more about the project here: https://www.stadsteatern.goteborg.se/backa-teater/atlas-of-transitions/

Atlas is a European cooperation project that promotes cross-cultural dialogue by bringing local communities closer together through culture and performing arts. The project looks at the potentialities arising from the contemporary migration phenomenon and seeks new ways of experiencing public space and the cohabitation of European citizens and newcomers through art

-with the aim of countering radicalism and anxiety towards migration within society,

-by developing strategies of co-creation and interaction between citizens and migrants,

-with the participation of people with diverse cultural backgrounds in shared public spaces.

My task will be to explore participatory approaches to dance actions, archives and archiving in a migration and dance theatre context engaging Backa Theatre and Twisted Feet. In particular I will contribute theoretical insights and analysis of the collaborative process and will report on these in the blog.

What about pictures? I am not sure yet. I am currently working through a video documentation, but none of that material is for the public eye. More on this will follow. For now, I have choosen to use a very general picture, a screen shot representing the Backa Theatre web context where the Atlas project is presented to the right. You can see the full page here: https://www.stadsteatern.goteborg.se/backa-teater/.

See also:

Atlas: https://www.atlasoftransitions.eu/about/

More about Backa teater: https://www.stadsteatern.goteborg.se/backa-teater/

More about Twisted Feet: https://twistedfeet.com/ 

All for now - keep dancin'