University of The Underground: 'If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be a part of your revolution'

From April to June 2020, the research program ‘If I can’t dance, I do not want to be a part of your revolution’, focused on building connections between the University of the Underground – a tuition-free university based in DeMarktkantine, Amsterdam – and Tbilisi, whilst bringing together multidisciplinary practitioners and early career researchers investigating disciplines such as dance and its potential in building organised communities and reinventing politics.

Of interest to the research bureau ‘If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution’ were the historic collisions between dance, politics and organised communities. The research group considered how politics and dance can inspire one another and what would happen if they merge. Due to COVID 19, the programme had to take place online instead of in Tbilisi and Amsterdam and therefore the result of these investigations will also be presented online. This radio programme gives an insight into the working processes of the researchers.


Iivi Meltaus,

Gaspar Cohen,

Fatemeh towhidlou,

Anjali Prashar-Savoie,

Ana Subeliani,

Micaela Terk,

Elvi Kleyn,

Merve Purde,

Ciara Waldron,

Tuva Björk,

Yan Copelli,

and Antoine Delaunay Belleville.

Worldwide FM Chat