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reflections on the 2022 IDOCDE symposium
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making place for making place
Nancy Stark Smith
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IDOCDE Virtual Meetings starting soon!
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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
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Hello… What are you doing here?

"If tomatoes are a fruit, isn't ketchup...

(Riedwaan Req Cassim)


Selecting workshops for ImPulsTanz is technically the land of milk & honey. So much and so much inspiration to chose from! Artists seem to like the atmosphere of exchange at the Arsenal venue, the possibility to meet colleagues, to try out things with an international crowd of students, and of course by doing so, they contribute again to this atmosphere.

And IDOCDE has just superboosted this professional life quality. An amazing garden in full blossom to stroll through, with the invaluable advantage, that no one is there to sell herself or himself, as anyone applying for teaching at ImPulsTanz would understandably do. Instead, in IDOCDE everyone is purely sharing her or his artistry, ways of teaching, means of movement mediation and still joy in the profession. One can wander around in this garden for hours and remain getting drawn into this abundance of approaches!

Emotionally, selecting workshops for ImPulsTanz is more like cough syrup. The bliss of choice amongst so much talent and enthusiasm turns to the pain of denial, denial of artists and their work, who and which we actually appreciate. For mere technical reasons. Not enough space. Too many offers for the same technique or department in the same period. When in doubt, than pro women, so to at least kind of mirror the ratio of humans active in the field. Re-inviting artists due to popular demand thus blocking new positions. Trying to balance strangers to the festivals and friends so to not turn too nepotic, mafia-like. Putting a priority on artists teaching who also perform at the festival as it is a speciality of ImPulsTanz to explore the work of artists both on stage and in the studio. Making sure that invited artists provide a healthy balance of self confidence (you should not get depressed about having only 15 students when David Zambrano next door has 45) and curiosity in the work of colleagues (our strongest emphasis at ImPulsTanz is to avoid artistic islands).

Having said all of that, I have to admit that I totally dig some types of cough syrup.

The artists we selected for ImPulsTanz from the recent IDOCDE call are:

Anouk Llaurens with "Documentation as a reflexive tool for movement and composition awareness"

Maria Probst with “Techniques of Wellbeing”

Thanks to everyone who enriched our professional lives here at ImPulsTanz with their proposals AND with their idocs…keep it up!

With warmth & respect & guacamole

Rio Rutzinger
Artistic Director ImPulsTanz workshops+research