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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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“.