Focus, articulate and discuss vital and rugent issues regarding the place, the essence, the present and continuation of contemporary dance - a Greek perspective
In occasion of the EDN meeting in Athens that took place in November 2015, the local dancehouse, The Isadora & Raymond Duncan Dance Research Center, organized a series of events under the title Map of contemporary Dance in Greece.
The first event was the Greek Laboratory. It was an open invitation to the dance community to convene in order to focus, articulate and discuss vital and urgent issues regarding the place, the essence, the present and the continuation of contemporary dance.
Hereafter you can find the questions posed during the laboratory. They are followed by some intriguing issues discussed, in order to provoke further thinking and reflection.
Why we do not have academic dance studies (in Greece)?
Keywords: Interest, Intermedial, Institutions
Is dance a professional occupation (in Greece) nowadays?
Keywords: employment, structures, artistic acknowledgement
What are the advantages of ‘Greek dance’?
Keywords: Exchange, self-confidence, strategy
Is there a Greek dance scene and if yes does it have specific characteristics?
Keywords: dramaturgy-research, clear artistic identity, peer exchange
What do you want to see/what is missing?
Keywords: Need, Dramaturgy/craft, personal
How can we exist between populism and elitism?
Keywords: artistic questions, intentions, economic, social, political and aesthetic dimensions
How can the works have a continuation in time? How can you built sustainability?
Keywords: Event, people/network, artistic education
Except funding, what else can we ask from the State?
Keywords: Space-time, networking, generosity
Why do we not pose questions?
Keywords: non-linguistic nature of dance, expression as an esoteric matter, self-closure of the field
How the personal can become collective or how the individual effort can become structural reform?
Keywords: Open scheme, re-definition, common needs
Is there solidarity among the dance people in Greece?
Keywords: Confidence, collaboration, education