DANSATHON is a 3 days connected, collaborative, European event to imagine the future of dance.

At the crossroads between dance and new technologies to imagine new artistic forms, new stages, new experiences and new ways to engage. Combining the best of these two worlds to imagine the dance of tomorrow, enhance cultural life and social interactions. These are the aim of the DANSATHON project.

Initiated by BNP Paribas Foundation, the Dansathon is co-organised and developed in partnership with three major Dance Institutions :

  • La Maison de la Danse de Lyon (France)
  • Sadler’s Wells (UK)
  • Théâtre de Liège (Belgium)

Mix dance and technology to imagine new forms of art, new stages, new experiences and interactions.Combine the best of two worlds to imagine the future of dance, enrich cultural life and increase social interaction. This is our aspiration with the DANSATHON.

Dance is a language which can create a shared sense of belonging, of endeavour, of experience. The Dansathon proposes to explore how this can be retained while embracing the opportunities of new technologies.

Today, dance exists in theatres, in the city, on the web. Theatres are important actors of the city and play a major role in people’s social and cultural life. In the digital era, they search for new paths to connect with their community and talk to new audience.

Mixing dance and technology, can we create new artistic forms? What kind of performance can we imagine? What kind of new experience? How can we make dance more viral and accessible?

How can digital dance cross boundaries, social, physical, cultural? How can theatres better contribute to a rich and harmonious urban life? 

How can we multiply positive collective experience? What would be a digital dancing society?

This 2nd edition, if the global health situation allows, will take place between 19-21 November 2021 in the Média Rives Studios of Radio-Télévision belge francophone.

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