CLOSING SEMINAR: Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

19 May 2017

What can museums learn from contemporary choreographers? How does a meaningful setting like a museum inspire new forms of dance? What impact does a moving body in a museum gallery have on the way the public perceives works of art? How can you transform a rational approach to artworks into a physical and emotional experience?


On 19 May, in association with the Netherlands Museums Association and the international partners of Dancing Museums, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is hosting a closing seminar. Speakers will look back on the experiences in the museums where choreographers made interventions as part of Dancing Museums. The multisensory experience of art will also be examined from a theoretical viewpoint. Speakers come from the international field of museum education and contemporary dance, and the participating choreographers will present some of their findings.





1:00 p.m.            Doors open


1:30-3:00 p.m.  Closing seminar in the auditorium



  • Welcome and introduction to Dancing Museums,
    Catrien Schreuder, Head of  Education and Visitor Information,
    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Dancing Museums: What happened and how the project developed.
    Kristin de Groot, director, Dansateliers Rotterdam.
  • Art Moves - Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent
    Ronald Hunneman (philosopher)
  • Round table discussions with participants in Dancing Museums
    (choreographers, dance organizations and museums)

3:30-5:00 p.m.  Performances in the museum


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