This Saturday, June 13th at 5 p.m., Polish Dance Theatre invites you to their FB profile for the special installment of the “chat room” series entitled “Dance of Spectators”. They would like to take a look at contemporary dance audiences – try to describe what those are and what attracts them to dance performances. They will also discuss listening and engaging the audience, i.e. the ways that teams and institutions use to develop and activate their audiences.

PTD invited Joanna Leśnierowska – a playwright, critic, dance curator and performer, who has been running the Old Brewery New Dance performance program since 2004 within the framework of the Art Stations Foundation established by Grażyna Kulczyk.

Their guest will be Joanna Szymajda, the manager of the ballet of the Wrocław Opera, a critic, doctor of humanities, deputy director of the Institute of Music and Dance in 2010-2017, curator of dance projects such as the Dialogue of Four Cultures Festival in Łódź.

Konrad Kurowski – a producer and manager of Lublin Dance Theatre (since 2014), co-organizer of International Meetings of Dance Theatres in Lublin, co-founder of Polish Dance Network, representing Lublin Dance Theatre – together with Anna Kalita – in Aerowaves, a European network of dance houses, will also be joining.

They will discuss the topics of building an audience for contemporary dance and classical ballet, audience research, methods of arousing interest in the art of dance, and – in the context of the current situation in the world – the impact of the pandemic on the behavior of cultural audiences.

The chat room “Dance of Spectators” is part of the CLASH project! When Classic And Contemporary Dance Collide And New Forms Emerge, co-financed from the Creative Europe program.

Hosted by: Agnieszka Jachym and Robert Chodyła

You are invited to discover contemporary dance and dance theatre audiences – still little known but a necessary link of dance and theatre communication!