Research, strengthening and extending networks
Danspunt wants to join the research into how we can preserve dance in all its facets, make it accessible and keep it alive, now and in the future. Danspunt intends to embark on this research in partnership with the sector: it will mainly take the form of a shared quest, not so much for the right answers as for different voices and the richness of diversity.
The power of folk dance
Danspunt aims to learn as it goes along, and it is beginning its quest to do so with folk dance. Folk dancers have always made up a large proportion of our supporters and participants. Folk dance is for all eras and for people of all ages. It has been evolving through the centuries: it is dynamic and passed down from generation to generation. How does that happen? What are folk dancers’ strengths? And what can we learn from them?
Besides extending and strengthening our network, we want to take stock of the needs, desires and aspirations of the many folk dance groups. Then we want to come up with innovative projects and events that respond to the demand from various folk dance groups. And we also plan to offer support in conserving folk dance and making its heritage accessible to a wider audience.