Danses sans visa
Dance education through geography

Dance actors are increasingly using digital tools on various devices to offer direct access to professionals, amateurs and those simply curious about the discipline. For general audiences, Danses sans visa, designed by the CDC de Toulouse with support from A-CDC, offers readings in dance history through the migration of peoples around the world, starting with a selection of INA video excerpts. Specialists of the memory of dance sifted through INA archives and selected sixty videos. They highlight the historical and geographic paths of iconic dances by analyzing their evolution according to population movements. Each video excerpt is accompanied by a text in French and English. Users can navigate based on geography, chronology or content. In this way, we can discover new dances or explore those we think we know, like the waltz which isn’t so conventional after all, or the haka which isn’t only important on the rugby pitch. In addition, contemporary Afro-pop dances, hip hop, tango, flamenco and salsa are features. Everything you need to know about the cultural implications of the term “social dancing.”

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