24Apr
By: Sara Wookey On: April 24, 2017 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

I am recently back from Maastricht, the Netherlands where I was invited to lead a workshop The Sense of Movement as part Marres House for Contemporary Art’s programme Training the Senses. Director Valentijn Byvanck’s vision for the programme is to offer non-traditional (i.e. non-lectures) events on the topics of the senses in relation to...

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11Mar
By: Sara Wookey On: March 11, 2017 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

I am just back from the Netherlands where I gave a talk called Moving the Museum in relationship to one of my projects that I was attending to there and  that has been in the museum since 2014. Punt.Point is a collaboration with architect Rennie Tang and was commissioned by the Van...

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21Feb
By: Sara Wookey On: February 21, 2017 In: Dance in Museums, Uncategorized Comments: 0

As part of my TATE Learning Associate 3-month residency I have been connecting with events in the TATE Exchange room that align with my interest in exploring approaches to and critical discourse around dance in the museum. Today I attended an all-day talk where one of the many partners of TATE Exchange, Trinity...

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03Feb
By: Sara Wookey On: February 03, 2017 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

Some time has passed since my last blog entry. Some of this is due in part to the holidays/end of year activities and part of it has to do with some needed reflection time on my practice during this time of  shifts in governance (both in my country of origin: the...

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10Dec
By: Sara Wookey On: December 10, 2016 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

Following up to a full day conferences on 8th December called “Dance and the Museum: Stretching the Boundaries” hosted by Het Firmament in Mechelen, Belgium. I am reminded of the need for live inter-action, discussion and doing together in getting thoughts, ideas, provocations and critical thinking going. Too often, freelance...

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13Nov
By: Sara Wookey On: November 13, 2016 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

Dancing Museums is a partnership between five European dance organisations and eight museums. Its mission is to explore new ways of interacting with audiences. As one of those audience members yesterday (November 12th) I began to wonder what “interacting” might mean in today’s world. I ask this because my experience was...

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30Sep
By: Sara Wookey On: September 30, 2016 In: Dance in Museums, Labor & Value Comments: 0

I attended the Skillshare on Freelancer Pensions and Career Longevity put on by Equity Freelance Dance Network  yesterday in London. There was a begging-for-more-time conversation on confidence in negotiating and steps to support each other in that.  For example, there is an audition at TATE Modern tomorrow calling for dancers that...

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11Jul
By: Sara Wookey On: July 11, 2016 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

The new work, WORK/ TRAVAIL/ ARBEID, by Anna Theresa deKeersmaeker is a joy to experience. Walking into the upper level of the Turbine Hall at TATE Modern and hearing a crowd clapping has become part of the fabric of my experience at TATE Modern in London, my newfound home....

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22Jun
By: Sara Wookey On: June 22, 2016 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

Walking into the performance in progress of Paul Bronstein’s “Historical Dances in an Antique Setting” the first thing I notice is the lack of density of any stationary audience that these dances would have. The next thing I notice is the somewhat unaffected look on the dancer’s faces. Then I look...

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21Jun
By: Sara Wookey On: June 21, 2016 In: Dance in Museums Comments: 0

Last night I attended “The Place of Performance in the Museum” conference in the lovely East Room of  Tate Britain. Gathering curators, dance and performance enthusiasts and artists from the UK and across Europe (and riding on the tails of the opening of the new Tate), this event addressed ever...

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