RESIDENCE 8: Vitry-sue-Seine/Paris

21-31 March 2017

In its final residency, Dancing Museums takes over the Mac Val contemporary art museum in Vitry-sur-Seine to create an (ephemeral) city of dance. Conceived as a place for meeting and exchange, the city of dance is an interactive installation that gives the public an opportunity to see, explore and to experience dance outside the area of ‘the show’. The artists share as widely as possible their world, deliver their approaches, confess, speak, interact, perform and research, with the public invited into the heart of the situation. Here opens a city without walls, here dance reveals itself as a key force for creating human connections. Come experience at the Mac Val and in the virtual space. Take possession of and make it exist on #dancingmuseums!




28, 29, 30 and 31 March – 2pm to 6pm

MAC VAL, musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne


Entry is free upon presentation of the museum ticket (€5).

La Briqueterie/Biennale :

Mac Val museum:


International symposium

Dancing Museums: dance and the public in movement

25 March, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm

Paris – Auditorium, Musée du Louvre

Free entry but subject to booking. To reserve, please contact la Briqueterie on +33 (0)1 46 86 70 70 or by email on


An opportunity to share two years of research on how dance can offer new ways of experiencing art and heritage by challenging the usual codes of behaviour in museums and encouraging the viewer to become ‘protagonist’. Participants in the project and international experts are invited to share their knowledge and experience on how to build inclusive experiences through art and dance.



With Boris Charmatz (dancer, choreographer and director of the Musée de la Danse/CCN Rennes), Gill Hart (Head of Education, National Gallery London), Kristin de Groot (Director Dansateliers) and Simon Pons-Rotbardt (Performing Arts Curator, Centre de Monuments Nationaux/National Heritage Organisation)


Facilitator: Florian Gaité, philosophy researcher and art critic.



With Cathy Losson (Head of the Service – Service démocratisation culturelle et action territoriale - Musée du Louvre), Liz King (director D. ID Dance Identity), Pepe Zapata (communication consultant TekneCultura Barcelona), Anne-Sophie Vergne (Responsible for the programming - Service Education et Formation DRE - Musée du Louvre), Tatiana Julien (choreographer and dancer/Dancing Museums), Juliette Giraud (coordinator Muséomix)


Facilitator: Marisa Hayes, editor in chief Repères, cahier de danse



Mac Val museum





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