Dancing with Art

Dance improvisation workshop

A dance improvisation workshop held right in the gallery offers teachers an unusual method of working with the artwork, but also with themselves. The aim of the project is to show the participants that we can understand, experience and further interpret the artwork, as well as everyday reality, not only with words, but with our whole being.

Participants can experience how naturally their body can interact with the outside world when given freedom and space. Educators can then use their own experience from the workshop to work with children and help them on the path of developing creativity in the field of perception not only of art, but of their surroundings. The event takes place in the gallery of the exhibition and is led by a professional dancer Cécile Da Costa.

While each dance workshop is unique, it follows a structure where participants learn about the exhibition and choose one or more works that speak to them the most. After writing a spontaneous text, a movement section follows with elements of contemporary dance and interaction with the artworks. The purpose is to open up communication with the outside world through one’s own body, to free oneself for this different kind of speech.

Photographs were taken by Kristýna Šaarová in the gallery of Uhelný mlýn in Libčice, where will be regular workshops happening from September 2023.