Shimmying with Friends and Strangers. By Fearghus Ó Conchúir

In September 2011, Fearghus Ó Conchúir wrote the following article focused on his experience during the research he developed at Dance Gate Lefkosia Cyprus.

My abiding memory of the research time I spent in Nicosia was of the last evening spent with some of the delegates of the Dance/Body conference on the Turkish side of the city. We followed the academic Stavros Karayanni there to a cafe in a beautiful old square that once a month hosted a ‘pink party’ for gays and lesbians. There, Stavros danced a delicious, friendly belly-dance and I felt in that moment the embodiment of the conference theme: Dance/Body at the Crossroads of Culture.

Here was dancing where politics, gender, sexuality and ethnicity shimmied and swayed. And it felt good to be there. Read more of this post

Conference and contemporary dance festival at Dansens Hus Stockholm

Engaging Audiences lowDansens Hus Stockholm, modul-dance partner, is organizing the conference “Engaging Audiences” (5-6 December 2013) in the framework of the new festival Dans ❤ Stockholm (4-8 December 2013).

The conference gives an opportunity to get inspired, share ideas and knowledge about how to work with audience engagement. It will focus on the performing arts but will also include other cultural fields, both in the present and in the future. The programme includes an exciting mixture of keynote speakers, workshops, discussions and networking. Read more of this post