Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance360° – Building Strategies for Communication in Contemporary Dance (BSCD), aims to bridge a gap identified transnationally in the ability of dance artists and makers at all stages of their careers to communicate their work effectively beyond the medium of movement to a wide range of stakeholders. In order to address this, the partner organisations will share best practices on the topic of communication with international experts through a series of transnational meetings. The knowledge generated will be captured and shared through an online publication which will be available for free to all.
This project involves six partners from across Europe: Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Bassano Del Grappa; Dance Ireland, Dublin; Dansateliers, Rotterdam; Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples, Zagreb; K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg; La Briqueterie - CDC du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine.
The project will run from 01 September 2016 - 31 December 2017.
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Reflex EuropeREFLEX Europe researches and uses documenting as a tool for reflection in order to improve the teaching and to increase the impact on the learners in contemporary dance. It is a partnership of 8 European organisation working in the field of contemporary dance and its education.
At the core of REFLEX Europe is the Research Group consisting of 11 dance teachers and experts in dance video and dance writing. Over the course of three years (September 2015 until August 2018) the Research Group will develop the REFLEX Tool & Guide in a series of Research Modules.
The summerly IDOCDE symposium which is held each year at ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival complements the research of REFLEX Europe. Next to its function as peer to peer platform for exchange among dance artists and teachers the symposium relates the project progress to the interested audience and with its help and feedback will further develop the REFLEX Tool & Guide.
In the last project year, outreach workshops and a final master class will disseminate project results.
Teachers who are interested in working in detail with the REFLEX Tool & Guide after attending a workshop in their country are invited to a master class at the Symposium. They will receive a certification which qualifies them to teach the REFLEX Tool & Guide workshop themselves and beyond project duration.
REFLEX Europe is funded by the European Union and collaborates closely with the online network for contemporary dance and teaching, IDOCDE (international documentation of contemporary dance education) for publication of the REFLEX Tool & Guide, for networking and feedback.
Research Group: Bertha Bermúdez (FR), Defne Erdur (TR), Eszter Gál (HU), Sabina Holzer (AT), Andrea Keiz (DE), Kerstin Kussmaul (AT), Ulla Mäkinen (FI), Barbara Meneses (NL), Amir Avraham (NL), Martin Streit (DE), Friederike Lampert (DE)
Partner Organisations: Wiener Tanzwochen (AT), K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg (DE), Tanzplattform Rhein-Main (DE), SíN Culture Center (HU), North Karelia College Outokumpu (FI), Le Pacifique (FR), ICKamsterdam (NL), Elim Sende (TR)