Dansehallerne, Udviklingsplatformen og Andy Horwitz


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Performance, Society and the Human Economy

Arts manager and writer Andy Horwitz facilitates a lecture and a workshop (only for invites) as a part of International Encounters .

Lecture 11.00 -13.00: What does it mean to be an artist making performance in 2018 and what will it take to survive? As longstanding accepted structures for cultural production continue to erode, how does the artist frame their identity, their work and create new ways to achieve sustainability? How does the self-conception of the individual artist intersect with the ever-shifting cultural frameworks of the 21st century and what is the role of the artistic imagination in shaping (or resisting) the tides of social, politic and economic change? Writer/Producer Andrew Horwitz will discuss these questions in a lecture drawn in part from a paper he co-authored in 2014 called “The View from Here: A Report from the Brooklyn Commune Project”, and subsequent writing, teaching and work experiences.

Workshop The Entrepreneurial Artist Workshop 15.00 -18.00: (Invites only). What does it mean to be an entrepreneurial artist? Andrew Horwitz will facilitate a collaborative, co-created workshop drawn from the lived experience of the participants. Working together we will identify existing strengths and challenges of individual artists and as a community of artists, while sharing skills, knowledge and best practices.

International Encounters

Dansehallerne and The Development Platform are collaborating on a series of events during the spring of 2018, with the objective to develop concepts for new sustainable production strategies. The objective is to find international inspiration for ways to operate on a changing market.

New Production Strategies for the Choreographic Sector
The Danish choreographic sector is undergoing rapid developments. Choreographers, dancers and other artists dealing with choreography, establish new artistic constellations, new work- and production formats, engaging their audiences in new and innovative ways. All this at the backdrop of a difficult financial situation; Basically more artists sharing an ever dwindling budget for performative arts. Artists and producers find new ways of collaborating, applying new business models and finding new strategies to develop sustainable models for production.


INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTERS is a part of Dansehallerne’s ILN initiative
The Innovative Leadership Network (ILN) is a Nordic cross-disciplinary platform focusing on the development of artist-led initiatives in the contemporary choreographic performing arts. The network establishes a cross-disciplinary exchange between artistic activities (choreography), universities (academic research) and the market (from production to presentation spaces). ILN aims at providing a frame to question classic models, tackle old-fashion interdependences and rethink practices in the contemporary creation value chain. Read more about ILN
Venue: Festsalen, Billedkunstskolen – Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 KBH K

Lecture: 11:00 -13:00 Workshop: 15:00 -18:00 (Invites only)

Lecture: Festsalen, Billedkunstskolen - Kongens Nytorv 1, 1050 KBH K. Workshop: Udviklingsplatformen, Otto Busses Vej 5A, bygning 48, 2450 KBH SV