Activity

Writing Movement Network 2.0. @Gothenburg, Sweden

The Writing Movement Network met at the NOFOD.org conference in Sweden to address the topic "Dance and Democracy".

An activity by

Explores the borders

Dance, choreography, body Academia
Latvia Sweden

Why

WMN 2.0 supports and develops a community of dance writers across the Nordic-Baltic countries and Belarus. There are very few dance writers, many are quite isolated professionally. The network addresses relevant issues for this group of (often precarious) cultural workers who perform important roles, being the ones that ask questions and reflect on the locally/regionally/nationally produced dance. Adding the international exchange that takes place in the network, the members together inform and develop dance as a cultural field in the Nordic-Baltic region and beyond.

 

Location

Götabergsgatan 15, 411 34 Göteborg, Sweden

Characteristics

Area

University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences

Audience

The Writing Movement Network interacted with the researchers and artists and educators present at the NOFOD conference. And with our Latvian members family and local artists and the families of local artists.

How the audience/participants were reached or discovered

We invited people to join the performance of “She dances” by and with Inta Balode and Santa Grinfelde performed at The Academy of Music and Drama (HSM).

We organized a Roundtable with the title “Intensive listening and deep actions, glocaly”

We visited the live interactive installation project “Digital Footprints of Dance” – a work in
progress by Gun Lund as well as the Library & archive at 3:e Våningen

   

How it was done

archiving
drawing
film
interviews
lectures
mapping
performance
photos
public art
travel
workshops
writing

How

Performance

We presented  the performance “She dances” by and with Inta Balode and Santa Grinfelde at The Academy of Music and Drama (HSM).

Network member Steinunn Ketilsdottir performed “OVERSTATEMENT/ OVERSTEINUNN:
Expressions of Expectations” at the conference

Interviews

We asked Roundtable participants to brainstorm on the theme “Dance and Democracy”.

Lectures

The performance “She Dances” was also a lecture.

Film

We filmed some of the discussions.

Archiving

We will keep the films, photos etc. on our website for archival purposes.

Drawing

Drawing was part of the maps of keywords and connections that were created during the Roundtable session.

Mapping

The Roundtable posters were a kind of mapping.

Photography

We will keep the photos etc. on our website.

Public Art

Network member Benedikte Esperi did a workshop in public space.

Travel

We travelled to meet and exchange and explore what we are interested in.

Workshops

Network member Benedikte Esperi did a workshop

Writing

We wrote as part of the dialogue that the performance “She Dances” encouraged. We wrote in the Roundtable session.

 

 

Results

Exchange of opinions, net-working plus we received lots of food for thought listening to interesting people. We got to know the Gothenburg dance scene better and the Academia represented by participants of the NOFOD conference.

How it went

Main lessons learned

Planning takes time…

Application writing takes time…

Inspiration

The Tyranny of Structurelessness

 

Credits

Nordic Culture Fund

Activity Timeline

2017

  • Writing Movement Network 2.0. @Gothenburg, Sweden

    The Writing Movement Network met at the NOFOD.org conference in Sweden to address the topic “Dance and Democracy”.
    See also: http://writingmovement.com/?p=977

2018

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