Dansmuseum: Katja Heitmann - Museum Motus Mori

Dansmuseum: Katja Heitmann - Museum Motus Mori

What is heritage worth? And how can we stop important aspects of Dutch dance being lost or forgotten? At this year’s festival, the Dance Museum takes the form of an exclusive catalogue, a permanent record. The publication walks you through three exceptional exhibitions that are all dedicated to the ‘forgotten movement’.

In a production of Marres, the German choreographer Katja Heitmann is creating a museum with ten dancers of physical movement threatened with extinction. Museums are meant to preserve human culture and history and it is a given that they do that with objects, installations and, occasionally, stories, but it is precisely in this congealed version of history that we lose the humanity. Museum Motus Mori is a new museum that makes the visitor aware of the deep humanity that is to be found in the body.

 

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Hanneke Wetzer