Dear dancers, artists, colleagues and friends,
Join us for the 7th annual dancersconnect conference - reshaping!
Taking place on the 24th of October 2022 in EinTanzHaus, Mannheim, we will finally meet once more in person to connect, create awareness and share. Turning our focus on reshaping the profession, our goal is to promote education and encourage artists to actively participate in all aspects of their art form. On this day, we will be concentrating on diversity and health.
For diversity, we will focus on finding more inclusivity and awareness within the working field and also within ourselves. We recognize that there are issues that have a great impact on artists’ personal safety and that art can’t keep feeding on ideas of inequality.
For health, we are looking at the importance of injury prevention and how a good health support system is a basic need for professional dancers. With dance being a physically demanding art form and our body our most important tool, maintenance and care should be crucial for a long and fulfilling career.
Reshaping will also bring us the opportunity to talk with political representatives about the recent changes in wages and the funding system. This will consist of a moderated round table discussion with different representatives and the audience will be able to share their opinions and questions. We believe that artists who are protected socially, financially and are safe from abuse can concentrate more wholly on their creative potentials.
Dancersconnect started as a neutral platform, creating safe spaces for dancers to exchange, and has grown into a movement of engaged artists envisioning and creating for the future of dance. We wish to be a force driving transformations in the dance field. Don´t miss the chance to come together in a safe and open environment. Let us voice our challenges and our accomplishments. It is time to take initiative, envision and get active together!