Would the world look more beautiful if we danced every day? How can dance change someone’s perspective on themselves and the world? As part of the exhibition Change the System, visitors can explore this for themselves with choreographer Connor Schumacher.
Personal change is central to the Transitioning Values public movement sessions. In these workshops, participants will become a dynamic part of the exhibition Change the System, under the clear instructions of choreographer Connor Schumacher. They will experience the transition from passive viewer to active and creative participant. In this way, together with Connor Schumacher, the public will form a movement, figuratively and literally.
Taking the body as a starting point, we will explore how you can make yourself open to change. Can you more readily involve others in a process when you are more aware of your own body? How does a greater awareness of the space influence what you see, feel and hear?
Participation in the sessions is free of charge and open to all, amateur or professional. Reservations are essential. Please note that the sessions will be conducted in English.
Practical information for participants
The movement sessions take place in the museum, in the special gallery of Connor Schumacher as part of the exhibition Change the System. Comfortable clothes are recommended. Participants may go to the information desk in the entrance area, 15 minutes before the session, and will be picked up by a museum employee. Please keep in mind that the activity is free, but excludes entrance to the museum.
Data on which the upcoming sessions will take place: 18 and 24 November, 1* and 16 December, 13 January (*the class on 1 December will be given by a guest teacher).
Dancer and choreographer Connor Schumacher began making performances in 2012. Since 2013 he works under the umbrella of Dansateliers, Rotterdam. He made his first museum performance, I Trust in this Life We Will Have Another Moment Alone, at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht in 2014 as part of the EU project Performing Gender. In 2015, he was selected to participate in Dancing Museums, a two-year-long research project (partly financed by the EU) into the effects of choreography on museum visitors in eight museums in Europe, including the Louvre in Paris, de National Gallery in London and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Transitioning Values is the third project that Connor has developed for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen since 2015.
Transitioning Values is produced by Dansateliers and is partially financed by the New Makers Scheme of the Performing Arts Fund NL.