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Research Pavilion Utopia of Access, Sala de Camino, Giudecca, Venice

As part of the Camino Events of the Research Pavilion 2017 ADiE hosts a seminar to explore the impact current European artistic doctoral education has on embodied movement practice. The discussion involving doctoral candidates and graduated doctors from Finland, Great Britain and Sweden pivot around the inclusive and exclusive or substantiating and refuting impact artistic doctoral education has on art-making within dance and performance.

Artistic Doctorates in Europe (ADiE) is an EU funded project that convenes representatives from the Middlesex University, University of Chichester, Stockholm University of the Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki as well as creative industry partners Dance4 (Nottingham), Kiasma Theatre (Helsinki), Zodiak Centre for New Dance (Helsinki) and Weld (Stockholm) to discuss and corroborate approaches to doctoral training in dance and performance and to enhance interlinks between graduated doctoral artist-researchers and the creative industries.


12-12.45 Introduction: What is ADiE Doing and Finding Out?

Group presentation by ADiE members


12.45 – 13.00 Coffee


13.00 – 16.00 Presentations and Discussion: The Impact of Doctoral Education on Movement Practice and the Art Field

Moderator: Vida Midgelow

Doctoral Candidates and Graduates:


15.00 – 16.00 Drinks and Snacks



ADiE project members:

Jane Bacon, Professor in Dance and Somatic Practices, University of Chichester
Camilla Damkjær, Head of Research Education, Stockholm University of the Arts

Paul Russ, Chief Executive/ Artistic Director, Dance4, Nottingham

Vida Midgelow, Professor in Dance, Middlesex University

Leena Rouhiainen, Professor in Artistic Research, University of the Arts Helsinki
Jonna Strandberg, Senior Producer, Kiasma Theatre, Helsinki

Doctoral candidates and graduates:

Liisa Jaakonaho, Doctoral project: ‘Fluctuation, Cross-fertilisation and Friction: From artistic, pedagogic and therapeutic encounters to rhizomes of ethical questions (and back)’, Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki

Simo Kellokumpu, Doctoral project: ‘Contextual Choreography: Choreography as a reading practice towards contemporary movement ecology’, Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki

Susanne Martin, Completed doctoral project: ‘Dancing Age(ing): Rethinking Age(ing) in and through Improvisation Practice and Performance’, Middlesex University/ Freelance Artist, Berlin

Jana Unmüßig, Doctoral project: ‘Critical Composition in the context of expanded choreography practice: seeing with, timeless time’, Performing Arts Research Centre, Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki
Amy Voris, Doctoral project: ‘Returning, Deepening and Emanating: Dance-making with the processual qualities of Authentic Movement’, University of Chichester





Further info:








Liisa Jaakonaho: http://www.liikahdus.fi/in-english.html

Simo Kellokumpu: https://simokellokumpu.org

Susanne Martin: http://www.susannemartin.de

Jana Unmüßig: http://www.jana-unmussig.com

Amy Voris: http://www.amyvoris.com


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