Dance is a primal form of human creative expression and as such should be available to all in whatever capacity we choose. exChange Perspectives aims to challenge the status quo and open the conversation around what has become normal and expected in professional dance and dance education and how change can be made to encourage more diversity and be all encompassing – beyond gender, race, sexuality or body shape, type or ability.
exChange Perspectives will present two days of lectures and performances that deal with the issues facing the industry both locally in Sweden and internationally. One of many highlights in the programme will be the moderated session on Monday 20th featuring artists discussing dance education in Europe and the inclusion or exclusion of people based on body type or ability. Featuring with Sindri Runudde, Emilia Wärff, Anna Bergström and Joel Brown and moderated by Annika Notér Hooshidar.
In addition, there will also be performances during the event, such as the one Monday evening at Dansens Hus. Created by and starring by Sindri Runudde & Tanja Andersson, Blue Java is a duet that plays with sound as a means of contact beyond the kinetic experience.
The conference venue, Dansens Hus was launched in 1991 and today is the largest contemporary dance and performance art facility in Sweden.
exChange Perspectives Conference will be held from February 20th to 21st at Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Sweden. The event is organised by Dansens Hus Stockholm in collaboration with DOCH School of Dance and Circus, Stockholm University of the Arts and the European Dancehouse Network. You can read more about event on website of the organizers here.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)