CROWD – international dance exchange is a collaborative network of dance organisations supporting dance makers who engage with communities as part of their practice.
Following an open call earlier this year, ten artists have been selected to join this summer’s #CROWDdance residency programme.
Taking place across Finland, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK from July – October, the CROWD 2023 international dance exchange residency programme will support 10 dance artists to explore and develop their practice and understanding of community-engaged dance.
We are excited to announce the two artists that will be in residency with us in Nottingham and Birmingham in September 2023. The two artists will also take part in a residency exchange in their home countries, the Netherlands and Germany.
Bakani Pick-Up is a Choreographer, Movement Artist & Improvisation Practitioner. As well as creating their own work they have performed nationally and internationally works by Theo Clinkard, Anthea Hamilton & Fevered Sleep. Bakani will be on residency with Shaq George at FABRIC (England) and Dansateliers (the Netherlands).
Chelsea Gordon is a neurodivergent movement artist who is interested in people, the process of decision-making and the expression of identity through movement. Chelsea will be on residency with Hubert Mielke at TanzFaktur (Germany) and FABRIC (England).
CROWD international dance exchange was initiated by the Goethe-Institut in 2021 to forge connections between some of the leading dance institutions across Europe, explore and share practice within community-engaged dance and provide a platform for exchange and development for dance artists. It is funded by the Goethe-Institut, Arts Council England, NRW KULTURsekretariat, Nordisk Kulturfond and Creative Scotland.
Since the first residency programme in 2021, the programme has previously supported 16 artists and continued to raise its ambition to explore, develop and share community-engaged dance. Regular updates and insight into the artists and their residencies will be shared via the crowd.dance website.