In the cooperation project eleven renowned dance institutions in ten European countries address ageism in the dance sector and in society. With Bureau Ritter as lead partner, Dance On and the Dance On Ensemble are at the very heart of this European collaboration.
The project partners of Dance On, Pass On, Dream On are working towards a Europe where older dancers are valued for their experience and charisma, where our common European dance heritage is cherished and serves to inspire younger artists, and where older people are respected and engage in meaningful, creative activities.
The project builds on the pilot phase of Dance On, Pass On, Dream On (2016–2019), which was developed by a core group of 9 organisations as a long-term action plan against age discrimination in dance.
Dance On stands for sustainable, long-lasting careers in dance.
Pass On reveals the important role of older dancers as carriers and guardians of intangible cultural and embodied knowledge
Dream On stands for participatory dance projects and creative ageing initiatives that reveal the wealth of experience and competence of this age group.