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Submission of Proposals

IDOCDE invites

contemporary dance practitioners, dance and movement educators, researchers, theoreticians and other practitioners contributing to this field

to submit "motivation letters" for


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6th IDOCDE Symposium on Contemporary Dance Education

July 27 - 29, 2018 at ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival



Deadline  February 15th, 2018  Extended to March 1st


If you’re interested to bring your work, inquiry, ideas, reflections forward and join the community that will attempt to instant-compose a socio-political, choreographic sculpture of experience-based knowledge – and so collectively and collaboratively bring about the 2018 IDOCDE Symposium PLEASE SEND YOUR MOTIVATION LETTER to

Tell us about your experiences with dancing, facilitating, participating, teaching; tell us about your research, field of expertise, and how it would apply to this context; tell us about your interest in developing collaborative organisational and documentational practices; and/or tell us about your relationship to the notions of risk-taking, compromise, patience, and successful communication – no later than February 15th, 2018. Extended to March 1st, 2018.

If with questions, please write to and

“Finding flow. Not fighting chaos. Work inside chaos. And relax. Pay attention to your body." [2]

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*We invite you to think out of the ‘usual’, the ‘conventional’, the ‘traditional’ formats of public presentations, sharings, and teachings. In other words, we invite you to think ‘outside the box.’ This might be the opportunity for some to question or problematize the assumed role language has in enabling communication. What of your thinking and working would best be presented in words, and what of your thinking would best be presented in action, experience, performance, movement, etc.?


Your Symposium and REFLEX Project Team:

Defne Erdur, Eszter Gál, Claire Granier Blaschke, Pavle Heidler, Kerstin Kussmaul, Martin Streit 



The IDOCDE symposium is part of the EU program REFLEX EUROPE.

REFLEX researches and uses documentation as a tool for reflection in order to improve the teaching and to increase the impact on the learners in contemporary dance.