1. Instead of celebrating the masters of the past, celebrate what’s emerging in the present.
2. Instead of reconstructing, appropriating, embodying, copying and impersonating
figures from the past, invent figures for the future.
3. Instead of reconstructing old scores, make new ones incorporating the difficulties that
make reconstructions incomplete today.
4. Instead of returning to the media specificity of dance, by going back to dance, as we
knew it, rethink bodies from contemporary notions of movement.
5. Instead of indulging in nostalgia and reducing history to anecdotic superficialities,
invest in the complexity of historical knowledge and how it can open for new modes of
6. Instead of waiting for the hegemony to be written, create a space for marginal histories
7. Instead of leaving history up to academics and scholars, make publications, scores,
texts and statements that document the activity of the scene.
8. Instead of killing dance by dancing the dances of the dead, confront the crises that the
art form is in, not knowing what topic or approach to base a new movement on.
9. Instead of fearing that dance history will disappear let it become a practice. Not a
physical dance class as it already is, but a whole research around context, reconstruction,
10. Instead of using money on repertory, use money on new productions. And why not
open a university program dedicating to repertory reconstructions, so that artist can
search for what is in front of them instead of what is buried behind them.