Not every archive can be the same. Just as there are diverse dance practices, creative processes and performances, the archive can, may and should reflect the work it contains.
During the panel discussion Talking to the dead - what an archive can, may and should do, Moniek Merkx, Pauline de Groot and Catalina Insignares will talk about the importance of their work and how that might be translated into an approach to archiving and documentation. Furthermore, mime scholar Marijn de Langen shares her reaction to the 1985 reissue of Moniek Merkx's book Modern Dance in Development.
Talking to the dead - what an archive can, may and should do is organized as a collaboration between the Nederlandse Dansdagen, Podiumkunst.net and De Nieuwe Dansbibliotheek. The program is curated and organized by Fransien van der Putt en Guido Jansen.