DANSEatelier is a space and a group consisting of 11 colleagues, dancers/choreographers and friends working within the expanded field of contemporary dance and choreography in Copenhagen, as well as internationally. The initiative originated in 2015 from a need for continuity, a space for knowledge sharing, as well as social and artistic support. We work with alternative modes of production and togetherness in the field of dance, finding new configurations of exchange that can enhance our senses of collective thinking and interdependent living. A large part of our practice consists of finding new ways of working together, whether it is through hosting, sharing or making work - taking inspiration from rhizomatic ideas of structuring and methodologies of multiple hierarchies. By insisting on each other and our relation to the field we want to take steps away from individualization and alienation which sets the tone in today’s fragmented and accelerated society. DANSEatelier is an ongoing organisational and creative research in collectivity, morphing with time and needs.
DANSEatelier consists of Nanna Stigsdatter Mathiassen, Olivia Rivière, Snore Elvin, Meleat Fredriksson, Karis Zidore, Emilia Gasiorek, Sandra Liaklev Andersen, Ingvild Bertelsen, Marlene Bonnesen, Isolde Daun and Stine Frandsen.