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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?

Time is ticking...


No, no, not to end the class with a stretch or a feedback circle!

It is the ticking for the ending of the pilot phase of IDOCDE!

We are on now! Freely surfing out there on the cyber sky…

The 12 institutions, 100 something pioneer teachers have accomplished their duty to bring this “living archive” alive!

Here we go!!!



Yes, you too… all of us! New comers; old friends new teachers, old teachers new friends… Writers, readers, film makers, drawers, talkers yet movers, sure sharers!


So? Where do we go now?!

To Vienna, for sure! 26-28th July at ImPulsTanz.


Tick –  5th of April – all teachers unite! Or not… but read symposium proposal! and of course keep on strolling in our IDOCDE teacherage for information and ideas…


Tack – before the 12th of April – think what “you” would be interested in sharing with the rest of the teaching world? What is your speciality in relation to contemporary dance, dance education and more so documentation of dance learning...



Tick – Would you be interested in having a personal or team session during IDOCDE Symposium in ImPulsTanz? Likeeee…. Did you “study” our website well -how it works, what is there - so that you can be the one/s to present it to new comers? Do you have specific skills that you can teach in relation to documentation; i.e. proposing tutorial sessions for photographing, video editing, writing, drawing (whatever documentation is for you) …


Tack – You have your MA in different methods for teaching jumps and you want to give a lecture around it! Go for it!  Tick – Or maybe you have creative, practical, engaging ways of teaching dance history, want to share with us how you do this? Reserve a slot in the practical side of the symposium. Tack – You have been inspired by an IDOC when you were strolling the site and you wish to have an informal talk around it with its writer, fetch him and ask for informal session from the symposium team.


Tick – Be creative. Tack – Be enthusiastic. Tick – Be quick. Tack – Go for it. Propose it. Tick – If your proposition is not accepted by the symposium team, jump over it and make an alternative underground symposium within our symposium and express your self in teaching and documenting however you wish.  Just be it! “Easy does it!” (quote unquote as homage to my dearest teacher, friend, inspiration Kirstie Simson) …


Tack – come along upload your ideas for the symposium to the site

Tick – okay, you are not there yet for documenting and you need more support?! Come still, propose a class and make others work on documenting your class. This may be a means to an ends for yourself and others. Mutual benefit… isn’t this website here for it? Why not experience it face to face in Vienna!


Hey, maybe I should stop hinting you all my super great (!) ideas and go ahead and fill in the Return of The IDOC’s folder myself – I am getting over excited here! I hope it resonates there and will inspire you to give a hand or a leg…


Looking forward to learning from all of you, in all the coming ticks and tacks of the coming years! Welcome to IDOCDE online!


“Seriously joyful, joyfully serious”.

(Another homage quote from another inspiring teacher - John Britton…

hmm… why not making this idea a forum now to turn into an idoc later! Check it out...


Defne Erdur