PSI Camillo 2.0 Resource Room

The Resource Room functions as a point of overlap between members of the interdisciplinary Inside Movement Knowledge project and other researchers and artists involved in developing new media instruments to document and transfer dance and choreographic knowledge. The room opens the door to all conference participants for a HANDS-ON practical experience with not only a variety of existing resources (e.g. William Forsythe’s Synchronous Objects, Steve Paxton’s Material for the Spine) but also emerging tools, interfaces, methods and modes of enquiry involved in the resource’s creation. Divided into two main themes - ARCHIVING DANCE AND PERFORMANCE and NOTATION SCORES - the Resource Room also hosts related Shift initiatives.

Some of the core questions that were explored:

What can interactive digital media uniquely offer in terms of recording, analysing and representing dance in all its diverse cultural forms? Related to this, how do certain technologies and systems of transmission, both old and new, mediate the process of learning a dance? What can interdisciplinary perspectives bring to the notation and study of dance and choreography? How are notions of the archive changing to accommodate the shifting practices of contemporary choreographers, away from the finished art product towards creative processes? Can dance engage productively with perspectives on preservation from the fields of media and digital arts? What does it mean to re-construct a dance and what are the manifold ‘technologies’ being used? What are the implications for arts practice as the boundaries between scholar, researcher, artist, writer and educator begin to blur?

With presentations by:
Carla Fernandes, Transmedia Knowledge Based for Contemporary Dance (Universidada Nova de Lisboa), Sarah Whatley and David Bennett, Siobhan Davies Replay (Coventry University), Myriam Van Imschoot, Living Archive.
Chris Ziegler, Development of a movement technique, Nagarika1/2: Bharatanatyam and Kalarippayattu DVD-ROMs Center for Art and Media & Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts).
Special guest: Michal Kobialka (University of Minnesota).
Shifts by Thomas Crombez, Mapping Performative Text / region Belgium is Happening.
Sara Wookey, Andrea Bozic, Joukje Kolff, Jeroen Fabius and Bertha Bermudez, Dance is Hard to See: Capturing and Transmitting Movement through Media, Language and Muscle Memory.

This event is hosted by Bertha Bermudez, Scott deLahunta and Marijke Hoogenboom. It is a collaboration between ICKamsterdam, Motion Bank/The Forsythe Company and the Art Practice and Development research group of the Amsterdam University of the Arts.


(Dance) Notation Series

The (Dance) Notation Series continues the research on new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of contemporary choreographic and dance knowledge.
(Dance) Notation Series is an initiative of ICKamsterdam and the Art Practice and Development research group of Marijke Hoogenboom,  Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK). 

The (Dance) Notation Series is both an online and a real life platform to exchange issues and projects on dance notation. 
It will continue to explore the objectives and results that were generated during the Inside Movement Knowledge project, the interdisciplinary research into new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of contemporary choreographic and dance knowledge. Just as the IMK project, the (Dance) Notation Series operates within a variety of disciplines and approaches.

Two editions were realised so far: Pilot (Dance) Notation Series in januari 2011 en (Dance) Notation Series #1 in mei 2011, partly as one element of the Performance Studies International conference in Utrecht.


programm PILOT (Dance) Notation Series 2011
programm (Dance) Notation Series #1 mei 2011