Dansbyrån is an artist-driven platform for the development of dance and choreography as theory and practice. Dansbyrån runs projects, provides meeting points that renew, challenge and develop dance as an artistic practice, and encourages artistic risk, depth and development. We create forum where people meet to articulate new questions.
Dansbyrån was founded in 2001. Based in Gothenburg we work both locally and globally, and I run by choreographers Moa Matilda Sahlin, Paula de Hollanda and Marika Hedemyr.
Throughout the years, Dansbyrån has provided artistic residences, run a studio, initiated forums for dialogues, created a shared pool of technique and stage equipment, arranged workshops and meeting points for international visiting artists and local practitioners. We have also produced publications, provided mentor programmes and forums for feedback.
Coming out of the whish to create a larger critical mass among dance practitioners and audience, Dansbaren was founded in 2002. It is series of seminars focusing on conversations and dialogues on dance, choreography and the combination of theory and practice. We hold that practice is a theory and that theory is a practice. Since the start in 2002, Dansbaren has arranged 6-8 public events per year. The project Knowledge in Motion 2015 is a further development of Dansbaren.
The dialogue continues – the format is changing.