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BIG UPDATE! a NEW Symposium and more…
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?

Roll the bones!

Back to early night falls, back to studios - teaching already?!

Yes, the IDOCDE summer flew in the heat of Vienna - fulfilling symposium followed by chill of seaside holidays or mosquito buzz by a lake or moving your home, or just applying for new jobs for the coming term, maybe compiling a new personal website or working on your new artistic project? And for some of us bringing our notes together, images & new ideas for documentation into idocde?! All happening then & now...

Why does it happen? Because it happens! Roll the bones...” * 

Singing along well, you can stake that claim -- good work is the key to good fortune, winners take that praise…” I proudly utter out loud now; that IDOCDE is strongly “leap”ing into the future!!! That’s thanks to the 7 partners who have won a new EU Leonardo da Vinci Life Long Learning Fund for LEAP.  

LEAP – learn, exchange, apply, practice” jumping high over the initial steps of IDOCDE project; is once again creating opportunities to continue working, researching, discussing together or also by ourselves, on things we may have started before, during or after diving into IDOCDE.

This time around the focus is more on teachers exchanges and sharing of good practices, where our website will be an important tool in the process – as a means to an ends, ending up with many more pearls of ideas. And we will be able to share our inquiries offline (body to body) in the 2 Symposiums that will take place during ImPulsTanz again, in 2014 and 2015.

All this will be rolling thanks to the already ‘bee’ing Project Team : Kerstin Kussmaul (Project Ambassador), Eszter Gal (Project Manager), Defne Erdur (Editor), Andrea Boll (Symposium Manager) and 7 Partner Organizations: Finland: ISLO, France: LePacifique /CDC, Netherlands: ICKAmsterdam, Poland: Centrum Kultury w Lublin, Sweden: Vitlyke - Centre for Performing Arts, Switzerland: Tanzhaus Zürich, and Austria: Wiener Tanzwochen.

So, a series of LEAP activites and promises await you to “leap” into:

TAB - Teaching Across Borders: 6 teachers from each partner country are being invited to teach at the other 6 European Partner Organizations. These teachers will be invited by the institutions based on their IDOCDE eligibility. Check eligibility criteria below.

TR - Teaching Residencies: 2 teachers from each partner country are being invited to “research together on teaching” within an international group of 5 teachers. They will be meeting in 2 different partner countries (1 week / year). These teachers will be invited by the institutions based on their IDOCDE eligibility. 

LEAP ‘IDOCDE Symposium’ at ImPulsTanz: In Summer 2014 and 2015, LEAP will host the IDOCDE Symposium #2 and #3. You are welcome to join as participant or to offer an activity when the times are announced. However, NOW a new forum is waiting for all your contributions for preparing the best appealing content for these Symposiums.

LEAP meetings: 4 LEAP Local Meetings over the next 2 years will happen in partner countries, for teachers, students to come and share their experiences and invite new teachers and users to our site.

Because of limited funding and the wish for research together, we have created different kind of activities - some more spontaneous with little commitment; some research and teaching opportunities for fewer souls who want to dig deeper and contribute to the site, receiving some compensation. More details can be found in the LEAP idoc.

...we go out in the world and take our chances

fate is just the weight of circumstances

that's the way that lady luck dances

roll the bones…

As you are rolling for TAB and TRs, you need to check the following and poke me (your official editor now) if you are eligible. Once you are, and you sent me a message from the site, I will immediately mark your profile eligible and organizations will be able to find you!

To become eligible:

- a full profile as an entry 

maximum 6 months before the application for eligibility :

- 1 class description idoc ( please check the editorial guidelines in the help session)

- 1 class documentation idoc (of an actually held class, a combination of description + graphic or pic or video)

- 1 comment or forum contribution (a comment ideally as an explanation of an appreciation)

Once you are eligible, then you stay eligible for the current calendar year.

To stay eligible the following years:

- 1 idoc that meets editorial guidelines uploaded in the last six months,

- invite at least 1 teacher in the last year who also completes a profile

- 3 from the following in the last 6 months: comment, food for the day or contribution to forum

“…so get out there and rock,

and roll the bones.

Get busy!” we are, and we will be...  anew welcome!


Defne Erdur ,  istanbul  -  11.11.13


 * Roll the Bones by Rush