Ethical Guidelines

DansiT’s Values and Ethical Guidelines

With Multiplié Dance Festival as its central activity, DansiT has maintained a distinct artistic profile throughout its history, pushing, bending, and challenging ideas of what dance can be and who can be dancers, choreographers, and pedagogs. Building strong networks and collaborations has always been crucial, fostering unity, interaction, and sustainability. DansiT continues to uphold its legacy, where the aspiration for as many as possible to have access to and proximity with dance, choreography, and art remains pivotal. The art of dance should be pushed and expanded to accommodate various bodies, life experiences, and artistic expressions, while minimizing negative environmental impact.

This entails that values like equity and equality, diversity, inclusivity, intersectionality, and social and environmental sustainability permeate DansiT’s work, both artistically and administratively, internally and externally.

By the term intersectionality, we understand that multiple intersecting grounds of discrimination within an individual amplify the risk of their marginalization. This applies also, and especially, to artists.

In practice, DansiT commits to cultivating an inclusive, diverse, and sustainable community around dance, choreographic work, and art throughout its endeavors. DansiT initiates and supports projects and activities that operate based on these values, to fortify dance and art with relevance and legitimacy in today’s locally-global society characterized by wide diversity.

The following guidelines govern DansiT’s work:

  • DansiT embraces an artistic community enriched and empowered by diversity and inclusion across intersectional perspectives such as national origin, lineage, skin color, gender, gender identity, ability, sexual orientation, religion and belief, social class, and language.
  • DansiT actively engages in the pursuit of equity and equality, diversity, inclusivity, intersectionality, and social and environmental sustainability in work processes, production, and programming.
  • DansiT works towards increased representation of underrepresented and marginalized groups within its organization, art, culture, and society.
  • Recognizing that intersectionality amplifies the risk of marginalization even among artists, DansiT will be particularly attentive to this and strive to counteract it.
  • DansiT contributes to respectful conversations and discussions, prioritizing the development of inclusive and safe spaces for dialogue. Inclusive language is a part of this.
  • DansiT endeavors to execute environmentally considerate work processes, production, and programming, in spaces that are as accessible and sustainable as possible.
  • DansiT welcomes everyone to raise concerns, suggestions, or ideas and will remain attentive and receptive to input.