Inside Movement Knowledge is a two-year collaborative, interdisciplinary research project into new methods for the documentation, transmission and preservation of contemporary choreographic and dance knowledge. The overall aim is to contribute to dance’s artistic and professional development and enhance the potential of its social benefits by making it more accessible for specialist and general audiences.
The project organisation is based on a new Netherlands based consortium of five main Partners from which individual Research Groups have been formed. These partners represent four professional sectors: arts education, dance practice, dance studies (university level) and cultural heritage. Feedback and dissemination are ensured on both a national and international level through the involvement of two additional Associate Partners and the International Associates Network.
IMK has a two year duration from 1 September 2009 to 1 September 2010. The process involves working closely together during a series of four internal week long Lab Events and two public Conferences.
Early Prototype Interactive Installation - June 2007. Image: Thomas Lenden
The practical focus of the research is on the development of three ‘case studies’ or ‘innovation projects’. The first involves the further development of the Capturing Intention Interactive Installation with a particular focus on its use in professional dance education (lead by research groups EG|PC and AHK_Dance). The second involves the development of a Documentation Model for contemporary dance works (lead by research group NIMK). The third aims to develop a Prototype Coursebook that can be used as a basic resource in higher education (lead by research group U_Utrecht).