Nomad Dance Academy

NOMAD Dance Academy SUMMER 2017 /TEACHBACK – Teaching the teachers, developing the methods of education and learning in field of contemporary performing arts (dance)/ OHRID/ Scout Centre /21-29 AUGUST 2017/

The overall TEACHBACK working programme organised in the frame of 8 working days was implemented though 2 main programme lines, happening in the same time, engaging two main group of participants according to their main filed of interests and professional backgrounds.
First line was a programme composed of series of workshops lead by professors, choreographers, theoreticians coming from the field of contemporary preforming and related arts. These programmes enabled sharing of different methodologies of teaching, such as transdisciplinary approach and use of diverse media in relation to creation, exploration of seeing and walking, of written materials and films. Besides, they encounter the participants with the relational teaching, or how to teach in same time and share the knowledge from different backgrounds.
Second line was a programme related to educational policies in contemporary performing arts (as county specific situation take in consideration though the participants coming from different countries) as well as how the education system is being organised in relation to the existing formal and informal education in these filed. In these frame, the participants in this programme also worked on the models of collaborations – analyses of the existing and sharing practices and experiences but also imagining and setting frames for further discussion and join action in strengthening the collaboration and working on models that offer an innovative contemporary dance educational programme.
Participants had the opportunity to take part in one of the programme lines, but also to combine the programmes. A commune (additional) programme line we had was the Open Space – a reserved time and space for presentation, sharing ideas, giving feedbacks, doing things together which are not planed in advanced and can be proposed or initiated by any participant in the programme. There were 35 participants in total for all programmes, that during the whole implementation period shared the same space and had possibility to interact and exchange during the working and free time. These is one of the reasons why we decided to organise such an event in a Scout Centre outside of the big cities, in a nature in a “closed” time/space environment, which creates conditions for more focus work on, on one side but also for being tighter in a non-everyday environment and learnt through common experience, form the other side.

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