In 2017, Dirty Feet Out Of The Studio program gave Matt a residency to investigate the idea of a worldwide cosmopolitan dance style, instantaneously manifest via constant exposure (travel and digital), with no single geographic genesis but still belonging to a particular community of people.
That investigation became Danced Together – a ritual for dancing (as action) to bring people together without them needing to know the same dance.
The idea for I Learnt My Cultural Dance from YouTube started as a solo project called cosmopolitan folk dance/distributed cultural dance. The video below is what it became as a group practise.
This short structure below has two parameters:
- dance every dance you have ever seen (especially if you don’t know how to do it)
- dance with someone until you remember another dance to initiate
the dance lasts for a countdown played from YouTube – viewable by the audience.