About Next Door Project

NextDoor Project creates choreographic art based on a socio-poetic practice.
Through art-documentary, art-intervention and co-creation we insist on integrating dance and choreographic art on a highly professional level into all parts of society, weaving threads of connectivity and empathy across societal division.

Our artistic practice is founded in nomadic strategies travelling our artistic works and concepts to connect closely with the local, envoking the transformative and creative potential of the relation.
We are driven by an urge to bring untold stories forward and opening socio-poetic spaces where most needed.
Since 2012 NextDoor Project has developed new formats for citizen involvement, with focus on mutual meetings between citizens, artists and artwork.

We produce in both local, national, nordic and global collaborations, inhabiting as stages asylumcentres, nursing homes, theatres, flooded basements, streets, schools, daycare institutions, parks, museums, galleries, townhalls, libraries and community houses.

NextDoor Projects artistic profile is lead by choreographer, dancer and auteur Ingrid Tranum Velásquez.

Current works;

Happy End
- the art-intervention Happy End is created in collaboration between professional dancers and nursing homes residents.
Happy End has travelled in Greenland, Island, Faroe Islands, Åland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark and the nordic journey of the work is documented by swedish filmmaker Engeli Broberg in the socio-poetic film "Happy End", as well as by danish photographer Per Morten Abrahamsen.
In 2021 NextDoor Project started collaborating with Arctic University of Tromsø and Artful Dementia Research Lab, researching the artistic practice developed in Happy End and the mutual and equal relations unfolded in the work. 

VI ER NORDEN - a decolonizing ritual with, by and for the nordic population. 
- VI ER NORDEN travels colonial and post-colonial terrains of the Nordics, facilitating through a performative situation the local debate about decolonization.
In a sensuous and co-creative space, we search for a decomposition of the inherited choreographies, forming the outline of a new landscape.

Unfinished Tales
- a 4 year cross-atlantic project investigating the bodily and emotional heritage of nordic colonialism.
Unfinished Tales is created in collaboration between artists and youth from Kallaalit Nunaat (Greenland), Førøyar (Faroe Islands), Ísland (Iceland), Norge (Norway), Sverige/Sapmi (Sweden/Sapmi), Finland/Sapmi, Ghana, Ay Ay (St Croix) and Danmark (Denmark).

The bird experience
- The bird experience is a creative europe project, created around the black bird figure of SorgFugl. In 2024 5 sibling birds are send into 5 european destinations, meeting local communities and with poetic realism facilitating stories of grief.

Smaller than dust
- A choreographed soundwalk and poetic manifestation of childrens experiences during the pandemic. The performance is created in collaboration with children 6-15 years old. Additional dialogue material for children and their adults is developed in collaboration with Børns Vilkår.

NextDoor Project is financed through project support from a.o.
Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Culture Fund, Danish Arts Council, Creative Europe, Norwegian Arts Council, international and municipal collaborators and private funds.

Valdemarsgade 16
1665 København V


Board members: Jessica Petersen, Mie Brandt, Niels Righolt, Anja Mølle Lindelof,
Accountant: John Gottenborg Bruun