Organisations and networks in collaboration with DOCH

In alphabetical order

BUDA Kortrijk, Belgium

Arts Centre BUDA creates an artistic context in which the artist's desire to create takes central place. As a workspace, presentation platform and movie house, Arts Centre BUDA wants to play a leading role within the Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai Eurometropolis and thus preserve and enhance recognition at an international level. Arts Centre BUDA believes it is important to pay constant attention to domestic and foreign partnerships, both inside and (more often) outside the arts sector.
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La Casa Encendida, Spain

La Casa Encendida is an open and dynamic social and cultural centre of the Fundación Especial Caja Madrid (Madrid Savings Bank Friendly Society), where you can find anything from the most avant-garde art and theatre to courses and workshops on subjects like the environment or solidarity. The cultural programme offers dramatic arts, cinema, exhibitions and other displays of contemporary artistic creation.
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Centre Choregraphique National (CCN), France

The CCN is directed by Mathilde Monnier one of the major artistic personalities of contemporary choreography. The CCN enables artists to exploit a research-space in order to construct and implement their projects, while offering the public a chance to explore and access a specific area through a range of experimental interfaces. CCN also serves as a resources-site: cyber space, media center, reception center of the Département des Métiers du Centre National de la Danse and of the Relais Culture Europe for administrative, legal and social counseling and guidance. DOCH is collaborating with CCN through exchange on management level among other things.
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Dance and the Child international (daCi)

daCi is a non-profit organisation aiming to promote growth and development in dance for children and youth internationally, irrespective of race, colour, sex, religion, and national or social origin. The organisation creates opportunities for children and young people to experience dance as performers, creators and spectators valuing their perspectives with the utmost importance. daCi encourages the inclusion of dance in general education and community programmes, and supports research focussing on dance for children and young people. daCi provides an international network, facilitating the development of dance for children throughout the world.
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The European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC)

FEDEC is a network embracing 41 professional circus schools located in 21 different countries. FEDEC's main objective is to support the development and evolution of pedagogy and creation in the field of circus arts education with the following objectives:

  • to improve the education in professional circus schools,
  • to reinforce the links between the professional circus schools,
  • to represent these schools at European or international level,
  • to promote the work of young artists who have graduated from these schools.

DOCH is a member of FEDEC, represented on the board and takes an active part in all of the above mentioned activities.
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European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)

ELIA is the primary independent network organisation of major arts education institutions and universities, representing all subject disciplines. ELIA has over 350 member arts institutions in 47 countries, altogether representing more than 250,000 art students. DOCH is a member of the network and part of the ELIA Dance Section.
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The International Federation for Theatre Research exists to promote collaboration and the exchange of information between individuals and organisations concerned with theatre research. The working group in Choreography and Corporeality provides a platform for sharing original, cutting-edge research on dance, performance, and the body, in an international context. Members of the group contribute papers that are distributed and read in advance of conference meetings.
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The Forsythe Company, Germany

With the founding of The Forsythe Company in 2005, William Forsythe created a new, agile structure within which to further pursue the multi-faceted creative work begun with Ballett Frankfurt. Together with an ensemble of 17 dancers, he carries forward the intensive collaborative processes developed over 25 years, producing works in the areas of performance, installation, film, and educational media.
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Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz (HZT), Germany

The HZT Berlin provides a practice led and research driven education in contemporary dance, choreography and performance. Close connection between academic education and professional artistic practice characterizes the programmes which offer an experimental approach to study, combine practice-led artistic and research driven education, and practical career guidance. Nurturing individual artistic development, the contextualisation and critical reflexion of art and art practice are integral components of the curricula.
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International Dance Council (CID)

CID is the official umbrella organisation for all forms of dance in all countries of the world. CID represents the art of dance in general and is recognised by UNESCO, national and local governments, international organisations and institutions. CID is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1973 within the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, where it is based. The members are the most prominent federations, associations, schools, companies and individuals in 150 countries.
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The Keðja project is a platform for dance artists as well as educators, producers, scholars and academics, artists from other sectors and dancing youth, to meet and address important issues within the field of contemporary dance in the Nordic and Baltic region. Over a three-year period, six encounters with different dance-related headlines took place in six countries. Artistic events, workshops, seminars and other kinds of exchange took place addressing the future of contemporary dance and its role in society, raising the awareness of dance, revealing potentials and facilitating development in all sectors of the art of dance - making a significant long-term impact on the artistic environment.
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Kyiv Municipal Academy of Circus, Ukraine

Kyiv Municipal Academy of Circus and Variety Arts is the only and unique of its kind higher educational establishment in Ukraine, which trains variety and circus professionals. Over the 50 years of its existence it has traveled a long way from a studio to an academy, having become in time the leading specialized higher educational establishment on an international scale, its graduates bringing fame to Soviet, Ukrainian and world circus and becoming the stars of home and foreign stage.
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Lido Circus Arts Center

Toulouse's Lido plays a part in the innnovative process of circus performance. The school's objective is to lead the students to create fresh and creative circus, where performance has its place, the actor brings meaning, and the spectators are present.
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Life-Long Learning Programme

The Life-Long Learning Programme is the programme for educational co-operation in Europe, financed by the European Commission. The programme enables individuals at all stages of their lives to pursue stimulating learning opportunities across Europe. It consists of several sub-programmes. DOCH is part of the Erasmus Exchange Programme.
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Masca, Romania

Masca Theatre, founded on May 24, 1990, is the only gesture, pantomime and body expression theatre in Romania. With a company made up of young professional actors, Masca Theatre is led by the actor and director Mihail Målaimare.
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MDT, Sweden

MDT is an international co-production platform and a leading venue for contemporary choreography and performance situated in a reconstructed torpedo workshop in the Stockholm city center. MDT has since 1986 supported and collaborated with Swedish and international emerging artists.
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Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Spain

As a public entity MACBA assumes responsibility for disseminating contemporary art, offering a diverse range of visions, and generating critical debates on art and culture, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences. MACBA is an open institution where citizens can find a space of public representation, and also prioritises education and innovation in its field.
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Nordiskt Forum för Dansforskning/Nordic Forum for Dance Research (NOFOD)

NOFOD is a non-profit organisation that promotes collaboration between dance scholars and practitioners, through seminars and conferences as well as spreading information through discussions, performances and publications on dance. The purpose of the organisation is to enhance, empower and bring together diverse forms of dance research, knowledge and practice especially in the Nordic context.
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Explorations and Collaborations in the Arts (ECA)
The NORDPLUS Explorations and Collaborations in the Arts /The ECA Network is dedicated to developing innovative cross/interdisciplinary course curricula between various university level art education programs. The history of “classical” as well as modern/contemporary dance has been shown to embrace other art forms. The ECA Network represents an enormous Scandinavian and Baltic geographical sweep and includes 17 university level arts institutions from Greenland, through Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, to Lithuania.
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Nordiska koreografinätverket/Nordic Network of Choreography (NordKor)
NordKor is a network between governmental institutions providing education in choreography in Sweden, Finland and Norway. The main purpose of the network is to create professional and socially relevant meeting places for students in choreography. The students are few at each institution, which is why it is important that they get the opportunity of co-operating in different projects. To meet other choreography students, exchange ideas, knowledge and reflections as well as meeting with the teachers at the different institutions and professionals.

Reflecting Dance Pedagogy in Nordic Educational Settings
The project brings together dance pedagogues from the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland, DOCH, Sweden and Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway, in order to familiarise them with each other’s institutions and curriculum in dance pedagogy. In addition, the project aims at exchanging and enhancing knowledge of the practice of dance pedagogy in different educational settings through seminars, teaching practice and the initiation of possible joint research projects between the participants.

Ponderosa, Germany

Ponderosa offers artist residencies, studio rental, lodging, Summer School Program - P.O.R.C.H., workshops, contact jams and performances. Ponderosa is a non-profit organization that belongs to a larger cooperative, and gives space to many different ways of living, creating and developing our farm, and the Brandenburg region and it’s surrounding history and landscape.
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Performing Arts Forum (PAF), France

PAF is a place for the professional and not-yet professional practitioners and activists in the field of performing arts, visual art, literature, music, new media and internet, theory and cultural production, and scientists who seek to research and determine their own conditions of work. PAF is for people who can motorize their own artistic production and knowledge production not only responding to the opportunities given by the institutional market.
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SHARE is an international networking project, comprising 39 partners working together on enhancing the ‘3rd cycle’ of arts research and education, and creates a European-wide exchange framework for the widely different experiences, practices and ideas that make up the lively domain of artistic and cultural research.
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Society for Artistic Research (SAR)

The Society for Artistic Research is an independent, non-profit association set up for the sole purpose of publishing the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR). JAR is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.
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Society for Dance History Scholars (SDHS), USA

SDHS advances the field of dance studies through research, publication, performance, and outreach to audiences across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. As a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies, SDHS holds wide-ranging annual conferences; publishes new scholarship through its proceedings and book series; collaborates regularly with peer organizations in the U.S. and abroad; and presents yearly awards for exemplary scholarship, including the de la Torre Bueno Prize®.
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The Tanzquartier Wien (TQW), Austria

TQW is one of the most important dance houses in Europe when it comes to thinking ahead and promoting contemporary dance and performance and the related theoretical discourses and standpoints. Against the background of a transdisciplinary understanding of art that is also reflected in the location of the TQW at the centre of the MuseumsQuartier, the tracing of contemporary developments and pioneering tendencies in dance creation and the dialogic proximity with arts determine our actions as well as the formats.
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Tisch School of the Arts, USA

For over 45 years, the Tisch School of the Arts has drawn on the vast resources of New York City and New York University to create an extraordinary training ground for artists, scholars of the arts, and creative entrepreneurs. In 2007, the school opened its graduate campus in Singapore, fulfilling its quest to educate artists around the world.
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Weld, Sweden

Weld is a platform for dance and art. Weld strive to deepen, develop and strenghten the art form as well as the concept of dance through national and international exchanges and collaborations.
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