Everybody Dance! invites to dance
Next Friday, 27 January, we will open a new exhibition to the public. Everybody Dance! explores the social meaning of dance.
Dancing has always been part of our social life. People have danced when they come together, in everyday life and in celebration, indoors and outdoors, wherever they are. Dance is a unifying force, intimate and physical.
Everybody Dance! is an exhibition about dancing. Dance creates and strengthens identity. Dance traditions are passed down from generation to generation. New fashion dances are born and spread instantly across the globe via the internet. Dancing together allows for non-verbal encounters and shared experiences and those experiences become memories.
The exhibition looks back at the dance hits of recent years, explores dance traditions from different countries and cultures, and the communities and phenomena that have grown up around dance. In Finland, the exhibition includes a visit to the Mummodisco (senior disco), a folk dance event and the Tango Festival in Seinäjoki, from which we jump to Swedish polska and Sámi sydis, Latin salsa, African dances and Middle Eastern dabke.
Everybody Dance! is open for public from January 27th to September 3rd.
Everybody Dance! is a collaboration between the Theatre Museum, the Swedish Scenkonstmuseet and the Norwegian Norsk senter for folkemusikk og folkedans. Before Theatre Museum, the exhibition was shown at Scenkonstmuseet in Stockholm and Rockheim Museum in Trondheim.
Everybody Dance! has been supported by Nordisk Kulturfond, the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Foundation.