IDOCDE is a project designed to develop and document best practices of contemporary dance education, to improve networking among contemporary dance educators and to increase visibility of this vibrant art form.

The 2 year pilot program was a network of twelve European dance educators who met regularly for exchange, peer research and for the development of an online database. The aim of the online database is to become a useful tool for contemporary dance educators worldwide.

The meetings of these European dance educators and the database development were accompanied by local workshops at each partner organisation for the benefit of regional key teachers. These workshops resulted in a meeting of all 100+ key teachers at Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen (Ger) in summer 2012 and in a symposium during ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival (A) in summer 2013.

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Network partners:

Kerstin Kussmaul / Wiener Tanzwochen (Dunaj, AT); Eszter Gál / Workshop Foundation (Budimpešta, HU); Jan Burkhardt / k3- Choreographisches Zentrum Hamburg / Tanzplan Deutschland (Hamburg, DE); Stephanie Maher / Ponderosa Tanzland / (Stolzenhagen, DE); Iñaki Azpillaga / Ultima Vez vzw (Bruselj, BE), Defne Erdur Bektik / Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi (Istanbul, TR), Charlotte Darbyshire / Independent Dance (London, GB), Rasmus Ölme / Cullberg Ballet (Stockholm, SE), Sophie Gérard / Le Pacifique / CDC (Grenoble, FR), Malcolm Manning / Eastern Finland Sports Institute (Joensuu, FI), Maja Delak / Emanat (Ljubljana, SI), John Taylor / Stichting Zwaanprodukties (Amsterdam, NL).

Local partners of IDOCDE in Slovenia: Public Found for Cultural Activities, SVŠGL

Participating local key teachers: Anja Bornšek, Maja Delak, Andreja Kopač, Kaja Lorenci, Nina Meško, Vita Osojnik, Sinja Ožbolt, Petra Pikalo, Nataša Tovirac

This project was financed by the Lifelong Learning program by the European Union under the project title „European Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education“.  

IDOCDE Syposium

professional meeting
Impulstanz, Wien, AT

The next symposium of IDOCDE network – international platform for documentation of pedagogical processes of contemporary dance will be held in Vienna, from 26th to 28th July 2013 and hosted by Impulstanz / Vienna International Dance Festival (Wiener Tanzwochen). The programme of symposium could be find at Programme. We invite you to join us at the symposium. For more information about how to sign in please visit Anja Bornšek, ...

IDOCDE network meeting

professional meeting
Ponderosa, Stolzenhagen, DE

idocde is an exchange and reflection platform through a documentation process. Teaching is the theme. The aim is developing documentation modes and habits in relation to the idocde website. Our vision for Stolzenhagen was to meet and exchange with our peers, and to find and practice feasible methods of documentation.