DANCING NEW ECOLOGIES                                            

I believe that not only public policies but also personal endeavours may repair and renew our relationship to the world: practices embedded with environmental and social concerns, that foster mutual support, value collaboration above competition and cultivate a sensibility for ethics. Although these everyday activisms may barely be visible in the public arena, I am convinced they hold a powerful potential for political change, fomenting revolution from within. Working to disseminate such practices is essentially how I would describe my practice. Curating contexts for harnessing and channelling participants' creativity and craving for change, in order to promote and support personal active responses to the social and political concerns of our times. Promoting through these initiatives the development of those critical skills that may afford participants “a sense of ownership” of what our world may become.

Emilie Darlet is a London-based cultural worker and dance activist.

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