General Assembly and Public Workshop in Oslo, September 28-30, 2022: “The researcher and the digital archive: Narratives from a user-oriented approach”

After two years the Roundtable Meeting and General Assembly of ENICPA was held in the presence of most members in Oslo from September 28-30, 2022. Hybrid access was possible as well.


The researcher and the digital archive. Narratives from a user oriented approach

30th of September 2022, 9am – 4pm
Auditorium, The National Library of Norway, Henrik Ibsensgate 110, Oslo

organized by Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN). The workshop adressed questions and possibilities of digital humanities methods within education and research in the field of the performing arts.


Programme and Information

Four Exhibitions Panels with drawings or designs in the glassy floor of the Theatre Museum.
Exhibition of drawings by the stage designer Lothar Grund, Photo: Ólafur J. Engilbertsson.

Theatre Museum of Iceland

The Theatre Museum of Iceland was founded in 2003 as a volunteer organization. In 2019 the organization was restructured and most of its archive was moved to the National and University Library of Iceland and the National Museum of Iceland. The Theatre Museum has operated as a unit within the National Library since 2021. Currently, it manages more than 70 private and institutional archives connected to the performing arts in Iceland and has held two exhibitions, in 2022 and 2023. 


Contact

Theatre Museum of Iceland
Arngrímsgata 3, 107 Reykjavik, Iceland

Sigríður Jónsdóttir, Theatre Specialist
E-Mail: sigridur.jonsdottir@landsbokasafn.is

Website

https://leikminjasafn.is/

German Dance Award 2023, Barcamp, Photo: Eva Radünzel.

German Dance Association

The German Dance Association (Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, abbreviation DTD) has been working as a nationwide platform for artistic dance in Germany since 2006.

Founded out of the awareness of the active founding members that dance must speak with one voice in the political landscape of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal Association of Dance today acts as a federation of the outstanding associations and institutions for artistic dance in Germany – overarching aesthetic differences, different modes of production and specific professional fields in dance. 

The association develops position papers and concepts for the promotion of dance in Germany, it realizes campaigns and initiatives and implements them in its projects. Since 2016, it has been involved in nationwide funding programs and since 2018, the Association has been the sponsor and organizer of the prestigious German Dance Award (Deutscher Tanzpreis).


Contact

Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, GER

Michael Freundt, Managing Director
info@dachverband-tanz.de

Website

https://www.dachverband-tanz.de/home

German Dance Award 2023, Award Ceremony, Photo: Ursula Kaufmann.

ITI Macedonia / PRODUKCIJA

The Macedonian Center ITI/PRODUKCIJA 2011 develops and performs international promotion of local domestic and Macedonian contemporary performing arts since 2011: theatre, opera/musical theater, dance, performance; international promotion via communication and exchange of information, education (drama colonies, workshops and lectures for visual dramaturgy, playwriting, creative producing), e-publishing  (e-Plays, theatre comics, theatre illustrations, utopian set designs, translated world plays, domestic contemporary play  in Macedonian and English language, theatre photo eBooks) and collaborative productions (short experimental films, video theater projects, video drama readings, video drama pitching).


Contact

Zdruzenie na umetnici Makedonski centar na Internacionalen teatarski institut/PRODUKCIJA (Macedonian Center of the ITI/PRODUKCIJA)
BUL. ASNOM – 20/2/28, 1000 Skopje, R. N. Macedonia

Ivanka Apostolova Baskar
E-Mail: macedoniancenterofiti@gmail.com; ivankaapostolova@gmail.com

Website
https://www.iti-worldwide.org/macedonia.html

Finnish Dance in Focus

Artists, phenomena, and ideas on the Finnish dance scene.
Magazine published once a year by Dance Info Finland, since 1999. In English, print & online.

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Starting in 2021: Digitalisation of Performance Recordings from Iceland

Although Icelandic theatre performances have been recorded using various techniques from the mid-20th century, as of 2021 very few of them have been digitised or made available, either to researchers or the public. In 2020 The National Theatre of Iceland donated its performance library to the National and University Library of Iceland, which the Theatre Museum is a part of. This collection not only includes entire productions, in audio and video formats, but also original music and soundscapes. The Theatre Museum of Iceland is in the process of digitising, cataloguing, and consolidating this collection. Included in this project is to make the process of sharing and archiving productions cross institutions more streamlined in the future. This work is essential to build an overview of the country’s theatre history and a priceless resource for our users.

Ice Hot Nordic Dance – promoting the visibility of Nordic dance abroad!

ICE HOT Nordic Dance is a collaboration network that promotes the visibility of Nordic dance abroad, and aims to increase working opportunities and touring of Nordic dance artists. A longer term aim is to strengthen and develop the Nordic dance field and its structures in a more sustainable direction.

This is done by organising platform events that present Nordic dance and choreography for the international dance community. The platforms serve also to promote the development of Nordic dance and choreography, to facilitate networking opportunities and increase professional capacities of Nordic dance artists.

Ice Hot platforms attract a large number of professionals from all continents. The first Ice Hot Platform was arranged in Stockholm, Sweden in 2010, as a pilot project, and then in Helsinki, Finland in 2012, in Oslo, Norway in 2014, in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2016 and in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2018. The Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 starts a new cycle of platforms touring all Nordic countries.

Ice Hot Nordic Dance partner organizations come from all five Nordic countries: Dance Info Finland, Dansehallerne (Denmark), Dansens Hus Oslo (Norway), Dansens Hus Stockholm (Sweden) and Ice Hot Reykjavik (Iceland).

More information: https://www.icehotnordicdance.com/

Digital Leap – deepening the understanding of digital environments in the performing arts

Digital Leap is an international two-year project that offers dance and circus professionals learning opportunities for deepening their understanding of digital environments and their possibilities in the performing arts.

Digital Leap consists of four self-contained five-day training modules, the first one starting in spring 2022. The modules are held in Czech Republic, Lithuania, Catalunya and France. Participants are chosen through open calls for professionals in the partner countries.

The ideas and knowhow emerged in the training modules will be accessible for all and published in the form of digital lookbooks and videos. Seminars for the local performing arts professionals will be organised in each participating country in spring 2023.

Digital Leap is a collaboration between eight expert organisations from seven European countries: ARTCENA (FR), Arts and Theatre Institute (CZ), CircusInfo Finland (FI), Dance Info Finland (FI), Danscentrum Sverige (SE), Institut Ramon Llull IRL (ES), Lithuanian Dance Information Centre (LT) and Performing Arts Hub Norway (NO). Dance Info Finland coordinates the project.

Digital Leap has received funding of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme.

More information: https://www.danceinfo.fi/en/projects/digital-leap-capacity-building-for-circus-and-dance-professionals/

Digital Leap website will open in late 2021.

ENICPA Round Table Meeting and General Assembly, May 20th 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the ENICPA General Assembly took place online.


Related Material

Agenda ENICPA General Assembly 2021 (PDF)

Round Table Meeting & General Assembly, September 15th 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the general assembly 2020 took place online.

The following online round table focussed on questions of dealing with the Pandemic and its consequences for the performing art sector: What is the role of the archives and information centres in this regard?


Programme and Information

Agenda ENICPA General Assembly 2020 (PDF)

Programme of Round Table Project Presentations (PDF)