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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?

More videos please!


at the recent IDOCDE mentors meeting in Budapest we discussed the possibilities of video as a documentary mode. We recognise that video documentation, especially class documentation, is a potent modality for sharing our practice as dance teachers and is under-represented on the iDOCDE web site. We would like to encourage MORE USE OF VIDEO ON THE SITE

This may be partly due to the complexity, time and money costs, technical knowledge and wide range of approaches and issues that working with video incurs. Below you'll find featured idocs that use video to document teaching practice on the IDOCDE web site in different ways that could serve as inspiration.

 It may also be partly due to the difficulties of uploading video to the IDOCDE web site until now. So we have made some changes to make it easier.

We imagine that besides creating new content many of you may have already existing video content. By making the upload process easier we encourage you to share your existing content through IDOCDE.


We wanted to let you know that we are working to resolve the difficulties that some of you have reported about uploading videos to the IDOCDE web site. We have a long-term solution in sight and until that is implemented we offer this temporary solution.

Upload to your videos to Youtube (or VIMEO) which automatically converts your video into the correct formats (many video editing programmes like iMovie allow you to directly upload to Youtube). We will then take the converted video files from Youtube and place them on our site.

Practically it works like this:

1. upload your finished video to Youtube and make a note of the link (it should look something like this -

 2. create an iDoc for your video, give it a title and write a summary, THEN paste the Youtube link into the "Content : main text" part of the iDoc

 3. send the Youtube link and iDoc title to John Taylor <> who will take the Youtube file and place it into your iDoc - we are working on creating a system that will bring the Youtube generated files onto the IDOCDE web site automatically in the future

 4. you can still upload videos yourself as before. There is the option of using the free video converters to get your video into the .flv format like

Malcolm Manning