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)

Download full schedule for Stockholm Intensive here: ADiEPracticeWeekSchedule-March-2018

The call for this event is now closed although some events are open to the public.

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

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.



MONDAY March 19

11:00-12:00 Meeting and Registration Weld

12:00-13:00 Welcome Lunch Weld

13:00-13:30 Walking and Talking Practice,

Rebecca Hilton, Weld to DOCH

14:00-16:00 Practice Session – Study on Fantasmical

Anatomy, Anne Juren DOCH

16:30-17:30 Research Presentation – Documenting

Experiential Authorship, Chrysa Parkinson DOCH*

17:30-18:30 Open PhD Exchange Time DOCH


TUESDAY March 20

10:00-12:00 Morning Practice Circle, facilitated by Marie

Fahlin and Anna Koch Weld

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Walking and Talking Practice Weld to DOCH

14:00-16:00 Practice Session – About Adequacy, Paula Kramer DOCH

16:30-17:30 Research Practice – Sensory Concert,

Zoe Poluch and Cara Tolmie DOCH

17:30-18:30 Open PhD Exchange Time DOCH


10:00-12:00 Morning Practice Circle Weld

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Walking and Talking Practice Weld to DOCH

14:00-16:00 Practice Session – An Infinitely Demanding

Choreography, Peter Mills DOCH

16:30-17:30 Open PhD Exchange Time DOCH

18:30-21:30 Practice/Party, Techno Somatics – Frederic Gies Weld*



10:00-12:00 Morning Practice Circle Weld

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Walking and Talking Practice Weld to DOCH

14:00-16:00 Practice Session – Exploring Breath and Air with Reading

and Writing, Leena Rouhiainen DOCH

16:30-17:30 Research Presentation – HEAD, John-Paul Zaccarini DOCH*

17:30-18:30 Open PhD Exchange Time DOCH

19:30-21:00 Conversation/Debate – What’s In It For The Art? Part I Weld*

FRIDAY March 23

10:00-12.00 Open Space session, Juliette Mapp Weld

12.30 – 14.00 Panel Discussion – What’s In It For The Art? Part II Weld*

* Denotes sessions open to the public.



Rebecca Hilton is an Australian dance person living and working in Sweden. She is Professor in Choreography for the Profile Area – Site, Event, Encounter – at the Stockholm University of the Arts.

Walking and Talking Practice is a daily walk, taken in pairs, with a different conversational focus each day.


Anne Juren, born in Grenoble/France, is a choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Vienna. Since 2013, Anne Juren is a Feldenkrais® practitioner. She is currently
a PhD candidate at UNIARTS Stockholm University of the Arts.

In Study on Fantasmical Anatomy I will propose a series of different anatomy lessons based on my Phd research.


Chrysa Parkinson is a dancer, living in Stockholm and Berkeley, California. She’s a Professor of Dance at Stockholm University of the Arts and directs the New Performative Practices Masters program at DOCH.

Documenting Experiential Authorship ­is a research presentation.


Marie Fahlin is a Swedish performer and choreographer. She is undertaking a PhD in Artistic Practice (choreography) at the Stockholm University of the Arts.

Morning Practice Circle is a shared practice environment.


Anna Koch is a Swedish dancer and choreographer and the Artistic Director of Weld.

What´s in it for the Art? Part I and II are public conversations considering the relationship between art and research, from individual artistry to the impact of and on the field.


Paula Kramer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR), Uniarts Helsinki. She works on intermateriality in the context of outdoor movement practice, choreography and beyond.

About Adequacy supports the development of individual research practices and core commitments as we thread, forge and form what is adequate in the context of each of our artistic research projects.


Zoe Poluch is a close companion to dancing and choreography. With her new role as senior lecturer in dance at DOCH, a new friend has appeared in the constellation – pedagogy.

Sensory concert is a practice developed together with visual artist Cara Tolmie. It explores, while working in pairs, the transcription of sensation to language.


Peter Mills is a choreographer based in Stockholm. Their focus is on the ethical implications of choreography.

An infinitely demanding choreography is a group practice with a focus on the socio-political in the choreographic. We will perform simple tasks whilst voicing aloud questions, in a collective internal monologue.


Frédéric Gies is an artist in the field of experimental dance based in Sweden. He is head of programme of the Master in choreography at DOCH-SKH.

Technosomatics is a practice that brings together somatic explorations and club dance.


Leena Rouhiainen is an artist and Professor at TeaK/Performing Arts Research Centre, University of the Arts, Helsinki.

Exploring Breath and Air with Reading and Writing. The cultivation of breathing is explored through practical ecosomatics, building a bridge into how this practice feeds processes of reading and writing.


John-Paul Zaccarini is a cross-disciplinary performer and director, currently Associate Professor in Circus at Stockholm University of the Arts.

His Research Presentation HEAD plays with when to move personal history into research and when to speak it.


Juliette Mapp is a Stockholm and NYC-based dance artist.  She is Professor of Choreography in the Profile Area of Concept and Composition at the Stockholm University of the Arts.

Open Space Technology is a flexible meeting format with an agenda proposed and enacted by the people in the room.


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:

The intensives are free – made possible by Erasmus Plus Support

Download the Information Pack:  ADiE-Intensives-2018