IDOCDE Symposium / Residency 2019

© Karolina Miernik
© Karolina Miernik

Tracing Forwards
intersecting (somatic) legacies and future (art) practices

SYMPOSIUM: 27–28 July 2019
RESIDENCY: 22–26 July 2019
Application Deadline: 08 April 2019

Friday, 26th July 2019, 20:00: Campfire
Saturday, 27th July 2019, 10:30: Symposium Opening
Sunday, 28th July 2019, 11:30: Approximate Symposium End 

Click here to see the whole programme. 

With a programme that is scheduled to run continuously over 25 hours at ImPulsTanz 2019, the 7th IDOCDE symposium invites dance professionals and aficionados to experience a circadian cycle whilst discussing ways in which to feed-forward the rethinking of the value and usage of somatic work in an artistic, pedagogic, and socio-political contexts. Two meals and a midnight snack included. Please bring your own sleeping bag.

This year’s symposium is a continuous 25-hour-long event. The intention of this format is to create the context for embodying a full circadian cycle of the soma, whilst attending to a variety of practices.
The question is: Can we treat the symposium in its entirety as a unit of somatic exploration? Giving and receiving information, dancing, sleeping, eating, resting, contemplating, listening, sharing, touching and being touched, breathing together...

The residency will consist of two moderated study-groups, each hosting a maximum of 6 professional dancer-artists and / or dancer-pedagogues for half a day, Monday to Friday. Each residency will be facilitated by an IDOCDE-invited guest-artist, whose role will be to stimulate the group towards articulating individual interests and practices, towards sharing and learning, exchanging of knowledge, towards maturing as artists, teachers and contemporaries. The two residencies will have a different focus, articulated in collaboration with the residencies’ facilitators. Both groups will look, in different capacities and diffractions, into somatic practices as tools within the realm of pedagogic and / or artistic practice. One of the residencies will be facilitated by Nita Little, and the other will be facilitated by Charles Koroneho!

Open Call
Applications for contributions to the symposium as a lecturer or participant to the residency are open until 8th of April 2019. Click here to find out more about the ways to contribute.

FEES Symposium
€50 for IDOCDE members (Click here for more information)
€0 for the 10 Symposium Scholarships (IDOCDE members only / letter of motivation to
€0 for volunteers

FEES Residency & Symposium
€100 for IDOCDE members (Click here for more information)
€0 for 2 Residency Scholarships (letter of motivation to


The organising team:
Defne Erdur, Eszter Gál, pavleheidler, Kerstin Kussmaul, Claire Granier Blaschke



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