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Tanz Kongress 2022 | Mainz | Sharing potentials

Disrupting Dance - Navigating Power within Supremacist Structures

By: Whistle While You Work - Frances Chiaverini, Robyn Doty | With: Ilse Ghekiere, Joy Mariama Smith, Mamela Nyamza, Amelia Uzategui Bonilla
Panel Dancers as Experts
Sat 18.6. | 16:30 to 18:00 | KUZ Kulturzentrum Mainz – Werkhalle
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KUZ Kulturzentrum Mainz – Werkhalle
Dagobertstraße 20b
55116 Mainz
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Whistle While You Work partners with four dancer and dance-maker panellists to discuss ways the dance community can support one another when facing abuse of power in dance workspaces. Panellists and audience members will share practical approaches on how to use consent, establishing and enforcing boundaries, as well as how to magnify individual and community power when it feels difficult and unattainable.

Which tools or methods do people use to enforce their boundaries and practise ‘on-going consent’? How can we maintain a healthy sense of self-value when it’s easy to feel disposable and competitive? How can we redistribute power in dance? What would that look like? What kind of dance community do we want? How can dance act as a community? What are your future imaginations for dance (regarding working conditions, payment, and treatment)?

Using an interactive format, panellists will explore their own ideas, ask each other questions, and engage with the audience. Join the discussion.

Also available free of charge and without accreditation in live stream at the Tanzkongress.NITEhotel.

Whistle is a platform established in 2017 which aims to promote conversations confronting violence such as discrimination, sexual harassment, and abuse of power in dance. Whistle advocates for dancers first and works with institutions to support dancers’ diverse needs for healthful and safe working environments.