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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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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
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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
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Hello… What are you doing here?

IDOCDE Virtual Meetings starting soon!

Dear Members of the IDOCDE Community,

With this Editorial, Team IDOCDE would like to reflect on the challenges presented by the ongoing crisis and present a new plan of action regarding the organisation of the 2020 IDOCDE residency and symposium.

With the world’s inability to predict what the coming months will bring, the likelihood that the annual IDOCDE Symposium will take place in the same (physical) form it takes every year is diminishing by the hour. Even if all of the travel bans that are currently active are lifted in time and borders open, even if the eagerness to pack a bag overwhelms, there is no way to anticipate how many of us will be able to cover the expense of international travel with lodging following life in-quarantine. 

The thought of responding to this crisis by cancelling the IDOCDE symposium, which had to be considered, feels counter-intuitive. It also feels like hitting the switch on IDOCDE’s heartbeat and extinguishing one of the stars shining in the night’s sky of hope. The IDOCDE symposium is, after all, the single IDOCDE activity that has kept appearing on the horizon of IDOCDE’s year since 2013. It is the activity we at IDOCDE measure our year by. It is our anchor, our lighthouse, and our guiding star.

Challenged by the changing-if-not-growing uncertainty, we–the members of Team IDOCDE–realised that maintaining a commitment to this year’s residency and symposium has a sobering effect; the commitment gives a sense of purpose, and maintains a promise of context larger than a living room, larger than a computer screen. This is why we’ve decided to continue working towards the 2020 IDOCDE residency and symposium.



You are here!





The reality of the situation we find ourselves in at the moment is such that we cannot anticipate what form, physical or otherwise, this residency and symposium will be able to take. The place that is currently the only available place where social gatherings of variable size can take space is no other than “the other great outdoors,” also known as the internet.

Seeing the title of this year’s symposium as a score, and acknowledging that we cannot anticipate what form the future will take, we thought of foregoing the future and focusing on today by establishing, opening, and offering an IDOCDE run Virtual Place for Taking Space, a weekly event made available for the IDOCDE community to come together and share stories of the present tense.


Where are you? How are you meeting the unknown? Did you lose work? Did you succeed in maintaining your engagements by moving the action–your teaching, your dancing, your performing–on-line? What strategies are emerging from the way you’re engaging with all the challenges that you are facing? … How are you?


Each meeting will be hosted by different members of the IDOCDE Team, always announced in advance. With this decision, we’d like to calm our fight-or-flight response and join in with the dreaming, orienting, observing capacities, meet the community, and start from right here. Right now. Where we are at the moment. Start by taking space and making place for threading into the future, together, one step at a time.


Would you like to join?


The first IDOCDE Virtual Meeting will take place the week of Easter Monday. Please check in with our homepage and our social media for details!


Hoping this letter finds you well,
pavleheidler for Team IDOCDE



PS you can now sign-up to attend the Virtual Place of Taking Space HERE.