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MIND THE DANCE

MIND THE DANCE (1) is a collection of essays, manuals, scores, exercises, and maps; giving voice to a multitude of stances, ideas, and applications in and around documenting movement. It aims to motivate and empower the reader-teacher-artist to use creative documenting to enhance your teaching and artistic practice. mindthedance.com

 

FORWARD :

"Transmission of knowledge in dance teaching rests in oral tradition: passed on from body to body; inscribing, integrating, expanding knowledge in a variety of ways. This is the beauty of what we do. It also poses limitations on how we process our daily experience in teaching and learning dance, and in how we share what we know. This very fact has been our stepping stone for Mind the Dance. Knee-deep in documentation practices through IDOCDE, we witness the transformative effects of noting, scribbling, drawing, pondering, and visualizing work of teaching. We have come to realize the significance of various reflective modes in developing and transforming the dance class – benefitting both the learning and the teaching. With this in mind we, a group of diverse dance artists from all corners of Europe, have developed Mind the Dance. Our aim is to inspire dance teachers towards integrating documentation ideas into their practices – to guide and to give resources for the art of reflective teaching. MIND THE DANCE is a collection of essays, manuals, scores, exercises, and maps framing the politics around our practices, giving voice to a multitude of stances, ideas, and applications. Our objective is to motivate and empower the reader-teacher-artist towards finding their own ways into creative documenting, which in return may reframe and reshape the teaching and the practice of dance. Remember, your results – both of teaching and documentation practices – are of interest to your colleagues, students, and other audiences on IDOCDE.net and elsewhere. Keep moving, thinking, exploring, sharing, and enjoying the dances. Make your work visible. It is our legacy!

 

(1) MIND THE DANCE is a digital publication of REFLEX Europe, which is a 3 year EU-project  co-financed by Erasmus+ and 8 European partners.