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reflections on the 2022 IDOCDE symposium
The April Issue – symposium description is here
The March Issue
The February Issue
The November Issue
making place for making place
Nancy Stark Smith
The May Issue: Onwards with IDOCDE!
IDOCDE Virtual Meetings starting soon!
The December Issue
The September Issue
on symposium scheduling and languaging against the odds
on beaver dams and the 7th IDOCDE symposium
in lieu of transparency, approaching the 2019 IDOCDE symposium
Tracing Forwards –––––– the question of (human) nature
New Year, New Symposium, New Story
Tradition, Evolution and Diversity – Share Your Legacy
updates, updates, updates
... how many hours in a day
The Cassiopeia score and other matters; power, pedagogy, and the imparting of knowledge
revelations, reflections, confessions; post-symposium update
Months Bleed into New Months
Martin's Alphabet
You are here – I am here
Something New
Ashes to Ashes, Water to Words
Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui ... [1]
a fictional season
on beauty: an unexpected debate
What I Did Not Miss This Summer
I Can Not Not Move. Can You?
IN THE SPACE OF STUDY – notes on The Legacy Project and the 2017 IDOCDE Symposium
Scores for Rest
Everlasting Words
what you give will remain yours forever
the limit of the limitless
What can dance bring to culture?
Documentation and Identity – New lives of memories...
Solo thinking does not exist
The Importance of Being [Un]Necessary
Hot Stones Notwithstanding
Documenting what is in a flux
Symposium Preparations Under Way
Moving images are often read as “the truth”...
The Technology Coordinator
Potential for Relationship, Subversion and Emergence
A quantum LEAP to REFLEX
Abundance of Exchange – no me but for you!
Teaching Form[less]?
Questioning it all?
After a few months of ephemerality…
Failing Successfully!
Her sweet boredom…
teaching dance, flying airplanes and surgery procedures
re-creation – by the writing dance teacher
Revisiting Our Reality
The End
Roll the bones!
And now?
Treasure Hunt
News from the Arsenal
Body time & Politics
Morning training opening at K3
Symposium 2013 Vienna
Time is ticking...
"If tomatoes are a fruit, isn't ketchup...
Symposium 2013: Call for proposals
Teaching at ImPulsTanz: Call for applications
idocde meeting Stolzenhagen August 13-17, 2012
More videos please!
Hello… What are you doing here?

Martin's Alphabet

Dear Member of the IDOCDE Community,


Before we get down to serious Editorial business, let me remind you of the upcoming MTD Dance Labs that are taking place in Hamburg and Vienna! The Labs are a great chance to study the together with colleagues, free of charge, the time to register is soon. For more information please follow links below.


22.06.2018 14:00 - 18:00
23.06.2018 10:00 - 14:00


21.07.2018 12:10 - 14:40
22.07.2018 17:30 - 20:00



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Whilst some of us were studying the new guidelines, others were working hard preparing for the upcoming annual IDOCDE symposium, entitled YOU ARE HERE! In anticipation of the symposium, IDOCDE’s tech wizard Martin Streit, wrote the following:

Creative Commons
You are here!

IDOCDE is an online and offline community for dance teachers and other professionals associated with the field of (experimental) dance and choreography. It lives from the content being shared by the members of the community.

With the MIND THE DANCE initiative we, members of the MIND THE DANCE team of researchers, collected approaches to documenting. We were not trying to give a complete overview but share our and different approaches to the effort of documenting the teaching of dance. Compiled into the online publication – which can be found at – the researchers’ contributions can be read, seen and listened to. One can take the contributions and test the methodologies they articulate, apply them and adjust them to one’s own needs.

We are in the midst of sharing these practices in labs [] across Europe. The annual IDOCDE symposium, taking place in Vienna during the ImPulsTanz dance festival, will serve as an additional place and time to share. With the help of lecturers that have participated in one of the MIND THE DANCE Labs and a MIND THE DANCE Residency before the symposium.


––– written by Martin Streit.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the upcoming 6th IDOCDE symposium entitled YOU ARE HERE!
pavleheidler for Team IDOCDE