On 20th April 2022, DIEHL+RITTER hosted a round table discussion with 15 leading experts from the fields of dance, culture, the third sector, academia and politics. Because of COVID-19, the event took place online. Dr Cornelia Dümcke of the Berlin-based organisation CULTURE CONCEPTS moderated the round table and was responsible for the overall event and its documentation.
After extensive debate and valuable contributions from its participants, the round table arrived at a sound analysis of Dance On and its position in the wider cultural sector, as well as a set of recommendations for the initiative’s future.
Read the policy paper here
Finally, after over a year of online meetings, all partners came together in Barcelona for two days of talking, sharing, dancing and eating together, and a beautiful programme of performances, installations and film screenings.
Part of Constellation Deborah Hay at Mercat de les Flors.
We presented our project in a panel on the topic of „Creative Ageing: Learning from crisis through innovation and adaptation“, showing inspirational interviews with dancers of the Dance On Ensemble and clips from the Age On Stage documentary film „Bara Dansa“ (Just Dance).
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our first partner meeting could not take place in Berlin as originally planned, but had to be moved online. Topics covered during the two-day included introductions, meeting the Dance On Ensemble dancers, a financial management workshop, and the establishment of a „Creative Communications“ working group.