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SECONDHAND KNOWLEDGE is a research project conducted by Rósa Ómarsdóttir in collaboration with Ásrún Magnúsdóttir taking place as a series of workshops in locations across Europe. The focus is directed to countries that are considered to be located, geographically and/or  culturally, on the periphery of Europe. On each location they organise a group of emerging contemporary dancers and choreographers active in the dance field of each there.  Together they explore in what ways knowledge about dance and dance history travels to the periphery of Europe and back. They look at how knowledge gets translated and how it transforms on it's way. They explore encounters with known dance-works through re-enactments and reconstructions during the workshops by looking at dance from the eyes of the periphery

This is the first part of a long term research project which will be extended later on to other continents.  

Lead by: Rósa Ómarsdóttir & Ásrún Magnúsdóttir
Artistic Advise: Alexander Roberts
Partners and Support: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Acropoditi Dancecenter, BoraBora in Arhus, DansiT dance center in Trondheim Norway, The Union of Contemporary Dance Choreographers in Latvia, Reykjavík Danceatelier, Reykjavík Dance Festival, Dance House Lefkosia, Studentski Centar in Zagreb, Nordisk Kulturfond and Flemish Culture Fund.