DS/DM Installation. Photo: Thomas Lenden
The second Lab took place at the Theaterschool, Amsterdam School of the Arts from 14-17 April 2009 followed by a summary session organised in the Hekmanfoyer at the Stadsschouwburg Utrecht in the context of Springdance on Saturday, 18 April. A photo gallery of this summary session is available. Transcripts of the summary session can be made available; go to Site Info & Contact for details.
Following the summary session Saturday, on Sunday, 19 April, Scott deLahunta and Maaike Bleeker took part in a public presentation/ panel discussion hosted by Springdance entitled The Transmission of Dance Knowledge at the Stadsschouwburg. A short essay published in the Springdance programme on the theme is available.
Barbara Meneses in installation. Photo: Thomas Lenden
During the lab in Amsterdam, the Dance Department research team led by Vivianne Rodrigues and Maria Ines Villasmil tested the 45 minute version of the workshop and provided feedback to the installation design team Chris Ziegler, Frédéric Bevilacqua and Bertha Bermudez supported by Emio Greco | PC performers Barbara Meneses and Vincent Colomes. The outcome of this is a revised design proposal for the installation that will incorporate new visual reference elements to enhance the achievement of various levels of body awareness through learning.
PHD Colloquium. Sally Jane Norman speaking. Photo: Thomas Lenden
Members of Gaby Wijers’ group from the the Netherlands Media Art Institute reviewed the models for the documentation of artistic intention they had collected in the period between the first lab (17-23 November 2008) and the second. As part of their ongoing process of producing a model for documenting their creation process, they continued to study existing documentation of the EG | PC’s Extra Dry in preparation of an in-depth interview with Emio and Pieter to take place in June.
Sally Jane Norman Guest Senior Researcher
Professor Maaike Bleeker, head of the research group from the University of Utrecht organised a series of talks including a PhD Colloquium on Friday afternoon at the Theaterschool’s Tip Top Theater featuring Lab #2′s Guest Senior Researcher Sally Jane Norman from Culture Lab, Newcastle and a presentation from Zeynep Günduz’s PhD study on human-computer interaction that takes place within choreographic practices.