EDN ATELIER IN THE FRAME OF COFESTIVAL 2016 Dates: Friday, 25th of November – arrivals (evening event – opening of CoFestival) Saturday, 26th of November – 1st day of workshop Sunday, 27th of November – 2nd day of workshop Monday, 28th of November – 3rd day of workshop till 2 PM, departures in the afternoon
EDN ATELIER IN THE FRAME OF COFESTIVAL 2016
Friday, 25th of November – arrivals (evening event – opening of CoFestival)
Saturday, 26th of November – 1st day of workshop
Sunday, 27th of November – 2nd day of workshop
Monday, 28th of November – 3rd day of workshop till 2 PM, departures in the afternoon and evening
Referring to our previous experience in facilitating frameworks of using methodologies of choreography, dance and contemporary performing arts in the process of leadership and management (mainly in the business sector and in for the cultural policy decision makers), we would like to offer the following three-day format.
A group of 12-15 participants, members of EDN, artistic directors, managers, curators, artists and organizers will gather in Kino Šiška and be offered a setting of a laboratory/workshop/atelier to research on how the methods of work of dancers and choreographers can be applied to a work of a management of a dance house or a long-term project.
We will use approaches from improvisation, somatic practices, composition, and will develop specific reflection tools to access the topics such as creative leadership, facilitation of processes, inspiration, ideas, focus, organization and decision-making.
As a director / manager of a dance house, do you know the tools and procedures choreographers in your house use to create? If yes, do you use some of the choreographic tools in the way you run your organization? If not, do you consider choreographic knowledge as valuable for the context of running a dance house?
In the workshop we will investigate how to apply choreographic tools in ways of decision-making? Curating the dance house? Choosing artists? Creating new collaborations? Participating in EDN network?
Nina and Dejan have been working with various business organizations and municipalities in Sweden and Slovenia for the past few years. Now it’s finally time to apply choreographic tools in the ways of running dance house.
As a pre task to a workshop choose a choreographer you collaborate with, you enjoy, you care of and follow the process of his creation. Take notes of the tools he is using, the use of space, time, tuning in, feed backing, presentations, composition and other relevant aspects. We will use your observations as an input to a workshop.
Possible dramaturgy of the workshop:
1st day – working with tools for individual / personal stories, contexts, needs, desires
2nd day – working on a context of a dance house he/she is running
3rd day – working on EDN network
Duration / 3 das, 6 hours per day first two days and 4 hours on the last day
We will combine practical dance work with theoretical work (lecture, debate) from the field of management.
The Atelier will be conceived and facilitated by the Artistic Board of CoFestival and the Nomad Dance Academy.
Experts (moderators, performance and talk):
Nina Bozic Yams is a PhD student in Innovation and Design at the School for Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden. Her research focuses on exploring how knowledge and methods from contemporary dance practice can be applied in organizations to enable innovation. Her research and teaching are influenced by her experience in both dance and business and her belief in emergent, people-centred processes. Prior to her PhD studies she worked as communications responsible for publishing house Sanje, management consultant at Deloitte, director of CEED (Centre for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development) Slovenia, and independent trainer and consultant in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship through her company Dream Plant. In the last years she has done consulting and training work for clients, such as Ericsson, Unilever, Volvo, ABB, and municipalities of Nacka and Eskilstuna.
Dejan Srhoj is a dancer and choreographer from Ljubljana working within context of Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia. He practices choreography as ways of observing, curating and teaching. His projects include questions such as; How to observe city as a ready made choreography? How to choreograph a festival? How can several dance pedagogues teach at the same time by creating a CoTeaching score? After brief career as a ballet soloist in Opera house he has co-founded FičoBalet with GoranBogdanovski and has since then been involved in contemporary dance field. He has been teaching improvisational trainings to non-professionals for over a decade and that endeavor led him to closely collaboratewith Nina Božič and further translate knowledge from choreography and apply it to organizational contexts. He has led workshops for employees of Ministry of Culture Croatia, municipality of Eskilstuna and employees of different business firms in Slovenia and Sweden.