Year

2017

Summary

Vertical Dance Forum trained people in vertical dance and create new outdoor performances on historical sites, city centre buildings and outdoor nature landscapes in order to promote vertical dance, its practice and audience engagement.

Lead Partner

Retouramont (France)

Co-Partner(s)
Funding Strand

Cooperation Projects

Community Grant

€128,926

Description

Vertical Dance Forum  (2017 - 2019) engaged reflections on vertical dance’s practice. What are the motivations of practising this art form? What political, sociological and even ecological issues do the creators uncover with their art? What crossings are possible? How to promote the diversity of the practice and to anticipate its transmission?

VDF held annual meetings, hosted by a different VDF member and local partners; labs; artist calls and public events.

In June 2018, Irish partner FIDGET FEET took to the walls of King John's Castle, the Limerick Strand Hotel and cliffs in the Burren, Connemara to train 16 Irish and international dancers. This event was part of the Vertical Dance Forum in which the world’s top vertical dance creators, directors and choreographers trained people in vertical dance and created new outdoor performances on historical sites, city centre buildings and outdoor nature landscapes. 

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