On 1st May 2018 ‚WORK it OUT‘: The ERIH-Event celebrating the European Year of Cultural Heritage
ERIH WORK it OUT Song by Paul and Friends
This May 1st was a very special one: ‚WORK it OUT‘ made young people all around Europe dance - in celebration of our shared European industrial heritage. From Norway to Spain and from Belgium to Bulgaria, 32 ERIH sites were part of the event.
What was the programme like?
The day focused on the electronic dance performance ‚WORK it OUT - Day of Industrial Heritage‘, composed by 17-year-old musicians Paul Fanger and Paul Ostarek – Paul & Friends – and based on Beethoven's European anthem ‚Ode to Joy‘. The choreography of Hai Truong, dance studio Groove Dance Classes, translates repetitive movements of former workers into modern dance moves.
This kind of ‚industrial dance‘ did inspire children and particularly young people, who were the main target audience of ‚WORK it OUT‘ since it’s them who transfer the industrial heritage to the next generation. For them the dance performance was an opportunity to experience the legacy of the industrial age in a creative way – not only as a cool location but also as part of their own culture.
Over the past few weeks more than 3,000 children and young people have rehearsed ‚WORK it OUT‘ intensively. On 1 May at 3 pm sharp, they started to dance in smaller or larger groups, many of them dressed in black and equipped with the blue ‚WORK it OUT‘ cap as emblem and part of the performance. The participating ERIH locations combined the ERIH event with further visitor attractions.
The composite video of the shared dance event "WORK it OUT“
WE PARTICIPATED ...
Baruth Glassmaking Village. Baruth (D)
Blegny Mine Word Heritage Site. Blegny (B)
Coal Mining Museum. Zabrze (PL)
Fagus Factory World Heritage Site. Alfeld/Leine (D)
Flame. Gasworks Museum of Ireland. Carrickfergus (GB)
Fröndenberg Chain Forge. Fröndenberg (D)
Hansa Coking Plant. Dortmund (D)
Historic Silver Mine World Heritage Site. Tarnowskie Góry (PL)
Ignacy Historic Mine. Rybnik (PL)
Knappenrode Energy Factory. Hoyerswerda (D)
Krenzer Hammer. Ennepetal (D)
Lage Brickworks LWL Industrial Museum. Lage (D)
Lauchhammer Bio-Towers. Lauchhammer (D)
Le Bois du Cazier World Heritage Site. Marcinelle (B)
Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum | Exploseum. Bydgoszcz (PL)
Maciej Shaft. Zabrze (PL)
Margarethenhütte Electrical Porcelain Museum. Großdubra (D)
Mildenberg Brick Works Park. Zehdenick (D)
Museum Oederan 'The Weaving'. Oederan (D)
Musil. Museum of Industry and Labour. Brescia (I)
Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology. Oslo (N)
Old Mine Science and Art Centre. Wałbrzych (PL)
Pfau Brothers Textile Factory. Crimmitschau (D)
Pilsner Urquell Brewery Museum. Plzen (CZ)
Riotinto Mining Park. Minas de Riotinto (E)
Stará Čistírna Old Waste Water Treatment Plant. Prague (CZ)
Textile and Racing Museum. Hohenstein-Ernstthal (D)
The Tobacco City. Plovdiv (BG)
Völklingen Iron Works World Heritage Site. Völklingen (D)
Westphalian Salt Experience. Bad Sassendorf (D)
World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station. Grimeton (S)
Zollverein Mine World Heritage Site. Essen (D)