Researching (in/as) Motion, Intensive for Movement based Researchers: Week One

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March 19th – 23rd 2018 (Stockholm University of the Arts, SE) (Week One)

This week-long intensive workshop is offered for movement and performing arts researchers. This is the first of a two workshops, the next intensive taking place on: June 25th – 29th 2018 (University of Chichester, UK) (Week Two)

The two intensives will enable you to develop your practice and enhance your methodological approach alongside an international group of participants.

The intensives will provide opportunities to focus on:

  • researching from/in embodied practice
  • developing language/writing strategies
  • the place of ‘composition’ / the ‘choreographic’ in research
  • creative feedback / articulation strategies
  • artistic research and audiences / entering the public realm (including discussions with arts/dance organisations and promoters.)

The two weeks are inter-connected (but can be taken separately) and will be based upon our ADiE research into the training / methodological needs of artistic candidates. The intensives will thereby explore how embodied explorative methods in performance and dance are part of research methodologies and what this means in practice.  This testing out of new approaches to embodied and somatic research methodologies will, in turn, help create an online resource for future doctoral candidates working in dance and performance.

Each intensive is also informed by its location and participants will be invited to engage with locally based artists and promoters. Facilitated by a group of leading artistic researchers / academics from across the UK and Scandinavia, the teaching team includes: Prof Rebecca Hilton, in collaboration with Anna Koch and Dr Camilla Damkjaer (SE), and Prof Jane Bacon, Prof Vida Midgelow, Dr Lee Miller, Dr Bob Whalley and Dance4 Artistic Director Paul Russ (UK), amongst others.

Indicative sessions include: “Daily morning practice”, “Walking and Talking Practice”, the “Techo Somatics Dance Party”, “Creative Articulations Process work (CAP), “Subjectivity and ‘thing’ness’”, “Embodied awareness and creative languaging”, “Documentation and the public realm”, plus daily research presentations by leading movement researchers.

The weeks will also be documented by ADiE such that they will, in turn, help provide examples of artistic research in process as part of an online resource for future doctoral candidates working in dance and performance.


The intensives are free – made possible by Erasmus Plus Support

Download the Information Pack:  ADiE-Intensives-2018


How to apply:

The intensives are designed as a pair and are for researchers / doctoral candidates in dance, choreography and other body-based performance practices. We encourage applicants to attend both the Stockholm and Chichester intensives if at all possible, however we do recognize this may not be possible for all.

To apply please send the following details to: [email protected]

  • Name:
  • Contact Email:
  • Home Address:
  • Affiliation:
  • State which week(s) you are applying for:

Both, Stockholm and Chichester

Stockholm University of the Arts, March 19th – 23rd 2018


University of Chichester, June 25th – 29th 2018

  • Title and short description of your current artistic research project (100 words):
  • Personal statement as to why you wish to attend the intensives (150 words):
  • Indicate stage in your research project:

Early applications are encouraged

The final deadline for all applications is Monday January 15th 2018


Travel, Venue and Accommodation details: Stockholm, March 19th-23rd 2017

Weld, Nortullsgatan 7, Stockholm

School of Dance and Circus, Brinellvägen 58, Stockholm


Part in double room at 2 kronor Hostel, Surbrunnsgatan 44, 113 48 Stockholm. Cost: 695 SEK/night per room (around 72 Euro) including linens and towel.
Walking distance to both venues.

(Note: This is the accommodation that has been reserved for those attending on a bursary)

Other options
Hostel Bed & Breakfast:

Crafoord Place:
There are of course other hostels in Stockholm a bit further away from the venues:


Wasa Park Hotel:
Elite Palace hotel:

Hotel Rex:
Hotel Hellsten:
You can also look for hotels and hostels in Stockholm at

Parking: it is difficult to find parking within Stockholm city. We do not recommend bringing a car.



Closest airports: Arlanda airport or Bromma airport.

Ground travel from airport:
From both airports: Flygbussarna, return ticket around 200 SEK (20 Euros)
From Arlanda airport: Arlanda Express train, return ticket around 550 SEK (57 Euros)


Local travel:
To ride on all subways and buses in Stockholm, buy a SL-access card and load it with a minimum of 100 SEK (10,50 Euros) for a few trips, or buy for example a 72 hour travel card for 249 SEK (26 Euro) and travel as much as you like. More information here:–tickets/


Local info / things to do:
Where to see dance:
Suggestions for museums, where to eat and more:


Visa info:
If you are a citizen of a country in Europe no visa is needed. Here is a link to information about which countries needs a visa to enter Sweden: