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a MIND THE DANCE Lab on moving, teaching and documenting arts based practice

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In this lab, Defne Erdur (TR/FR) and Nicholas Hubert (FR) will propose tools and pathways to practice documentation of one’s own work as an artist, teacher, creative facilitator...

During the sessions, realized with collaboration of ElimSende ( and Le Pacifique ( the participants will get to know about the digital publication of the REFLEX Europe project – MIND THE DANCE: A Guide/ A Movement to Documenting Contemporary Dance/ Movement Teaching (

Then we will work with self-reflexive creative practices, travelling between our personal stories, movement scores and documents in an experimental and playful way towards understanding the underlying dynamics of our creative processes.

Moving, thinking, sharing and documenting together might also give us insight on how reflective documentation could be beneficial for ourselves as artists, teachers, pedagogues, practitioners as well as for the whole field of education.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This workshop is prepared based on the digital publication MIND THE DANCE that is created for the dance and movement artists and for individuals who are teaching and facilitating in this area. However the workshop is designed also to support the creativity, self-reflexivity and the practical works of artists, teachers, fascilitators from different physical studies and performance practices, visual arts and other branches of art and science.

FEE: The workshop is free of charge (with support of the Erasmus+ funded project REFLEX Europe).
Registration with reservation:

About Facilitators:

Nicolas Hubert : After being a fine-arts school student and a percussionist in a rock band, Nicolas Hubert started learning dance and performing in the middle of the 90’s, in different companies in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Having created his own company (cie épiderme) in 2002, he makes pieces connecting physical dance to scenography and music performed live.

Much influenced by release technics, floorwork, Contact Improvisation, acrobatics, martial arts… he mixes all these influences in a personal training; fun and challenging, playful and physical.

Defne Erdur is trained in Contemporary Dance (PhD), Sociology (MA), Intermodel Expressive Art Therapy, Body Therapies (Deep Tissue Release, Trigger Point & Movement, Integrative Cranio Sacral Therapy), Meditation (WPI Trainer), and Trauma Healing (Somatic Experiencing Practitioner). Invested in building safe, inclusive, and collaborative creative environments the prospect of all her work is to mediate people to relate to their own self and accompany them in their physical, mental, and emotional processes towards wellbeing.

Besides her private practice, she has been regularly teaching at ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, MSGSU Istanbul State Conservatory, CI-Turkey, ElimSende and ÇATI Associations. She also gives workshops and performs around the world (Tanzhaus Zurich, Konservatorium Wien, Manda İstanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Vienna, Berlin and Freiburg CI Festivals…). She works with different populations (professional and amateur movers, musicians, therapists; women, and migrant children and youth).

For more details on REFLEX Europe and MIND THE DANCE Labs :

Super Session
Jeu 8.03 et ven 09.03 10h-18h (horaires à confirmer)
Defne Edur et Nicolas Hubert – Atelier de documentation (Mind The Dance Lab)

Mind The Dance est une collection d’essais, de manuels, de partitions, d’exercices et de cartes sur la documentation du mouvement sous la forme digitale : L’atelier, alternant mouvement, réflexion et documentation, invite à découvrir et expérimenter ces outils et ces méthodes pour le travail de création et de transmission. Il s’adresse aux personnes intéressées par le mouvement et la réflexion autour de la documentation, aux artistes et aux enseignant.e. s
Mind The Dance est une publication de REFLEX Europe, projet triannuel co-financé par Erasmus.

Titulaire d’une thèse en danse contemporaine, formée à la sociologie et à l’art thérapie, Defne Erdur performe et enseigne dans plusieurs pays, pour divers publics (festival ImPulsTanz à Wien, Conservatoire National MSGSU, ElimSende et ÇATI à Istanbul, festival de contact-impro de Berlin et Fribourg).
Issu des arts plastiques et de la scène rock, Nicolas Hubert se forme à la danse et travaille pour Hervé Robbe, Michèle Noiret, Marie Lenfant, AM Pascoli, Hervé Koubi, cie Linga… Il fonde la compagnie épiderme en 2002 et se consacre régulièrement à l’enseignement.

Infos pratiques :
Entrée libre sur réservation, possibilité de suivre 1 seul jour Inscriptions :
Adresse : Le Pacifique
30 Chemin des Alpins
38100 Grenoble

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