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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
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Teaching Form[less]?

„Voidness does not mean nothingness, but rather that all things lack intrinsic reality, intrinsic objectivity, intrinsic identity or intrinsic referentiality. Lacking such static essence or substance does not make them not exist —- it makes them thoroughly relative.“ (Lex Hixon)


When we talk about form and the formless, we start talking about relationships.

How the form and the formless relate in dance, is not quite as obvious as it might seem at first glance. 

When we talk about form in dance, is it the visible form we refer to? Are there invisible forms? And would formless teaching then be invisible teaching?

When we talk about formless in dance, we often refer to experience – as in what we experience in a certain moment in form, or state of mind. Yet this experience is a result: a perceptional composition  of your sensory-motor complex dealing with sensation, biography, awareness and expectation. Can a composition be formless?

This symposium is an invitation to us: to expand together our understanding of how the form and formless relate in dance at second, third and fourth glance.

We have created a weekend for you based on your appreciated feedback from last year! More time for socializing, a little less crowded a program and yet plenty of choices to form this week invidivually according to your interest and liking.

We also have created moments of less form, not to say formlessness, and they are an invitation to relate: To yourself and to the people around you.

Looking forward to sharing a weekend full of inspiration, dancing, talking and being –


Kerstin Kussmaul - For the Project Team -

Vienna - May 27th, 2015