THE SWEDISH DANCE HISTORY

TSDH#4 is here. Get your copy and read, read, read!

The Swedish Dance History is dance’s collective effort to realize its history and ultimately to claim the right to its future. An effort to which every dance doer and maker independent of training, context, age, nationality etc. is invited to contribute on his or her own basis with texts, images, scores or drawings.

The Swedish Dance History is a publication initiated by the now defunct Swedish grass-root network non-profit organization INPEX in 2009. It is a book consisting of 1000 pages to be published yearly for 20 years.

“The one who writes history owns history” is like all proverbs, insightful. For too many years dance has out-sourced it’s history to historians, scholars and others. So let’s get going because “once in history, you stay in history.”

The Swedish Dance History is published without publisher, editorial team, proof readers or economical interest and is not attached to any venue, festival or state agency, but is an attempt to conceive a book through strong democratic practices. Consequently every person or group engaged in dance is invited to contribute and no contributions are rejected. This book is produced through voluntary work (anybody who wants to join in is welcome) and nobody receives a stipend or a fee. It is distributed for free without agency but through hand to hand.

The Swedish Dance History is made possible through The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Univ. of Dance Stockholm, MDT Stockholm, The Swedish Research Council. Co-produced by PAF.