STEP BY STEP, a “step-by-step dance route to the Wilhelmsburg”, is a project of Moving Rhizomes e.V. ,funded by the City of Ulm Cultural Department.It is part of the Project PROJEKT SPACE: Wilhelmsburg 2017.
PROJEKT SPACE is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Nuclear Safety under the federal program “National Projects of Urban Development”.
STEP BY STEP consists of a multidisciplinary installation that connects the Münsterplatz with the Wilhelmsburg as a continuous path from visible dance step stencils. The installation on the 1855m long route begins in the heart of the Ulm city, the Münsterplatz. It runs from the center to the Karlsplatz, over the pedestrian bridge of the railway to the Michelsberg, past the city vaults of the Michelsberg up to the large entrance gate of Wilhelmsburg.
Here is the Google Maps https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C79bhJ2xJmIXQBdF8iqebQvKyGc&usp=sharing
Why a path?
Our intention is to explore the various locations and places on the way to Wilhelmsburg with dance and other artistic forms of expression. QR Codes placed along the way offer the public access to online videos of the dancers and artistic actions, which can inspire the public on new ways to interpret the path…
With the temporary path, we would like to offer Ulm’s residents and visitors the opportunity to participate actively in the shaping of everyday public space. A penetration of the daily habits is achieved by incorporating and stimulating extraordinary movements in the daily routines of the known ways, to reinterpret them. We want to provoke the visible participation in the street and in the city. In addition, “Step by Step” provides groups and schools with a learning environment, realized as a platform for various associations. Our goal is to develop a program in which all their ideas contribute, creating a new common space for art, culture and creative ideas.
The ‘Step by Step’ program consists of the core of Moving Rhizomes’ dance development in cooperation with clubs, groups and schools. The Dance video, developed in the further process, serves as the basis for the interpretation of the path in various public actions by artists, artist groups and other participants. As #mannequinchallenge, #dancingjam etc …. These components of the program are developed, documented, and so on throughout the entire process of the project. In the end, a documentary of the way is created from all the different creative interventions that represent Ulm, its inhabitants and residents in numerous facets.
Our ultimate goal is that this path has a final video from all the different creative interventions that are essentially Ulm and its inhabitants.
We will try to encourage citizens and visitors to dance in Wilhelmsburg as an alternative to the car or public transport.
Please visit the program to see more details about the dates and times of the individual events.
Take part in our ‘step by step’ dance route and discover with the QR codes how others have already danced along the dance path.