The dancer community is in great need of internal discussion and action towards improvement throughout all areas of our creative work environment - but how much do we actually know about the contractual and organizational structures behind our problems? And why is it, that many of us only very rarely address problems with our directors and superiors?
One of the biggest problems is our general ignorance in regards to the labour contract NV Bühne, including our employee rights and obligations - but above all the negative effect of our low self-assurance as dancers. The connection between our own professional performance every day and in return the employer's duty of care seems to be unknown. We stand in our own way as long as we do not put ourselves in a position to conduct a substantiated dialogue amongst each other and with our working superiors.
Our dancers FAQ summarizes the issues that have come up repeatedly at dancersconnect conferences.