Symposium Positionen:Tanz#4

The 2021 symposium will be dedicated to diversity and raising awareness in the dance scene under the overarching theme of "Creating Access."

Positions:Dance#4 Creating Access - Diversity

A critical survey of power structures in dance, October 21-23, 2021.

Hybrid Symposium (free of charge / English)

Last year's symposium "POSITIONS:DANCE#3 - QUALITIES" of the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland (DTD) taught us many things and one thing in particular: the international dance scene may seem diverse, but it still needs a good bit more awareness, further sensitization and change in terms of diversity.

An immanent white supremacy dominates here as in other social and cultural areas. Therefore, DTD has decided to further develop its mission statement and structures to allow for access, diversity, and balance, both for its institutional identity and for its public engagement. In parallel with many necessary changes that are being gradually implemented through a critical discourse of DTD on its own processes and internal dynamics, the symposium is entirely dedicated to diversity under the umbrella theme of "Creating Access." Next year, we will address another urgent topic that is still neglected even in the dance scene: inclusion.

The symposium "POSITIONS:DANCE#4 Creating Accesses - DIVERSITY" is already conceived and curated from a diverse and non-traditional perspective with a curator:inside team consisting of Nora Amin (main curator), David Kono and Mey Seifan. The goal is to raise awareness, expose hidden or misunderstood racism, and engage with body images as well as culturally shaped views of dance.

This year, the symposium proposes an approach that sits at the intersection of the presentation of dance history, images and definitions of the dancing body, and dance education in all its forms.

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The working language of the symposium is English. German subtitling with speech recognition will be provided and the chat will be in English and German. The participation is free of charge.