Posts tagged with artistic research

New article in publication by Danslab

oktober 7th, 2010

Last weekend the new publication by Danslab No maps for these territories was presented at the Nederlandse Dansdagen. Together with Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar, Diane Elshout and Lotte Wijers I wrote an article based on our research on artistic research and exchange in the dance scene in the Netherlands: “Parallels and Differences”. More information soon on

On October 29th BIT and Danslab will organize in collaboration with Theater Frascati a Frame on this subject in Theater Frascati from 14.00-18.00 hrs.

No maps for these territories is a “book with three seasons of research and discourse: by means of various reports, moving testimonials, humorous anecdotes and analyses combined with inspiring visuals and photography”.

The contributors are: BIT, Moos van den Broek, Angelina Deck, Diane Elshout, Jack Gallagher, Karine Guizzo, Daniel Hayward, Erik Kaiel, Michael A. Kroes, Kenzo Kusuda, Bruno Listopad, Giulia Mureddu, Dylan Newcomb/Ilse van Haastrecht, Henk Oosterling, Bart van Rosmalen, Jette Schneider, Eric Schrijver & various dancers

If you would like to get an impression of the book you can download a .pdf file at the Danslab website or get the book for only € 10,- at:

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Processing Dance

februari 10th, 2009

On December 6 and 7 Danslab organised Frame, a two day gathering of choreographers on artistic research, or if you wish: artistic explorative processes. To discuss this topic Danslab proposed to take two (related) types of knowledge as a starting point: embodied knowledge and subjective knowledge. Danslab asked me and two other students in Theatre Studies to join this discussion and write a report. You can read a small teaser here:

Processing Dance
Thinking outside the Frame – Research on choreographic research

By Jochem Naafs

Who defines the product?
What defines the product?
What is the knowledge of dance?

Why would these questions come up if you put about 25 choreographers and dance scholars in one room? I am not sure. Maybe it is because dance is not in any way really tangible. Dance is temporarily. This article reports my thinking and feeling during and after Frame – Research on Choreographic Research. My thoughts have been leading me towards the question what a choreographic product and choreographic knowledge is and can be.

Download the full report (.pdf).

The reports of Nina Aalders and Anoek Nuyens are available on the website of Danslab.