IDOCDE goes online .. but there is more to it!
Starting on April 8th, 2013, idocde.net will enable dance teachers to exchange about the How and What of contemporary dance education. Thereby it focuses on the documentation of teaching methods in contemporary dance worldwide and on the international network and exchange amongst dance teachers.
During the last 18 months a pilot group of about 100 international dance teachers developed a website and experimented with different approaches to document their own work. Now dance teachers worldwide are invited to share and document their teaching practices in words, images and video. IDOCDE also welcomes researchers and teachers from other disciplines to start an interdisciplinary exchange with the dance educators on IDOCDE. Financed by the EU, this project is a comprehensive knowledge base and singular in the field of contemporary dance education.
But IDOCDE is more than just an online platform: Symposia and teachers meetings enable the exchange of website users in person. The next offline-event is the IDOCDE Symposium “The return of the idocs” at the ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival from July 26 to 28, 2013. More than 150 dance experts will gather at the symposium that is open to IDOCDE dance teachers as well as to other dance experts.
“Living Archive” – History as a condition for the present: All IDOCDE activities are geared to develop contemporary dance further and at the same documenting the history of teaching this art form. Contemporary Dance is made up of individual approaches to the moving, sensing, feeling and thinking body, to performance art and scientific theory. The IDOCDE platform reflects the specific expertise of a variety of teachers and allows others to glance into these worlds. IDOCDE taps into the diverse transmissions of this contemporary art form, indicates potential developments and grows into a “living archive”.
ImPulsTanz 2013 – host of the IDOCDE symposium "The Return of the idocs" – July 26 – 28, 2013 at Arsenal Vienna.
IDOCDE Network Partners
Kerstin Kussmaul / Wiener Tanzwochen (Vienna, A); Iñaki Azpillaga / Ultima Vez vzw (Brussels, B); Jan Burkhardt / K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie / Tanzplan Hamburg (Hamburg, D); Stephanie Maher / Ponderosa Tanzland / (Stolzenhagen, D); Malcolm Manning / Eastern Finland Sports Institute (Joensuu, FIN); Sophie Gérard / Le Pacifique / CDC (Grenoble, F); Eszter Gál / Workshop Foundation (Budapest, HU); John Taylor / ICKamsterdam (Amsterdam, NL); Maja Delak /Emanat (Ljubljana, SLO); Rasmus Ölme / Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm, S); Defne Erdur Bektik / Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi (Istanbul, TR), Charlotte Darbyshire (Former UK mentor: Gill Clarke) / Independent Dance (London, UK).
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