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.
LocationGötabergsgatan 15, 411 34 Göteborg, Sweden
University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences
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
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
We asked Roundtable participants to brainstorm on the theme “Dance and Democracy”.
The performance “She Dances” was also a lecture.
We filmed some of the discussions.
We will keep the films, photos etc. on our website for archival purposes.
Drawing was part of the maps of keywords and connections that were created during the Roundtable session.
The Roundtable posters were a kind of mapping.
We will keep the photos etc. on our website.
Network member Benedikte Esperi did a workshop in public space.
We travelled to meet and exchange and explore what we are interested in.
Network member Benedikte Esperi did a workshop
We wrote as part of the dialogue that the performance “She Dances” encouraged. We wrote in the Roundtable session.
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…
The Tyranny of Structurelessness
Nordic Culture Fund
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
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