Knowledge Production, Archives and Artistic Research – University of Copenhagen

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Knowledge Production, Archives and Artistic Research

Network activities centre on the sharing of methodological approaches to artistic research in performing arts (dance, theatre and performance) as generated through archival matter both material and immaterial. The larger aim of the network is to explore the potential for future collaborations

Cape Town University. The empty piedestal was left after the removal of the statue of Cecil B. Rhodes on 9 April 2015 in connection with the student protest movement #RhodesMustFall. Foto: Peter Vadim

Network start: May 2016

Funded by the International Network Programme (INP), Danish Ministry of Research and Innovation

Project Manager

Karen Vedel, Dept. Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

Network Partners

  • University of Copenhagen
    • Department of Arts and Cultural Studies (Associate Professor Karen Vedel)
    • Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (Associate Professor Charlotte Svendler Nielsen)
  • University of Cape Town
    • UCT School of Dance, Department of Theatre and Performance. (Director Gerard M. Samuel and senior lecturer Lisa Wilson).
    • Department of Theatre and Performance. (Professor Mark Fleishman)

Network activities

June 2016

  • Guest lecture by Mark Fleishman: Archives between artistic practice and the  Academy (SIBMAS conference)
  • Network meeting Archives between artistic practice and the  Academy
    • Participants: Mark Fleishman, Gerard M. Samuel, Karen Vedel, Annelis Kuhlmann (Aarhus University), Astrid von Rosen (Gothenburg University), Alda Terraciano (University College London). 
  • Network meeting Knowledge production and dance based research
    • Participants: Gerard M. Samuel, Karen Vedel, Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Inger Damsholt, Peter Vadim Juhl, Susanne Ravn et al.

October 2016

  • Network meeting: Archives, Knowledge and Performance as Research.
    • Participants: members of academic staff from Dramaturgy, Aarhus University and Theatre and Peformance Studies, University of Copenhagen
  • Workshop by Lisa Wilson: Intercultural dance pedagogy at the Danish National School of Performing Arts
  • Collegial meeting between Mark Fleishman and Ralf Richardt Strøbech, The Danish National School of Performing Arts
  • Guest lecture by Mark Fleishman at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies:  “Making Space for Ideas. Performance as Research in the Work of Magnet Theatre”
  • Workshop: Dance based research methodologies
    • Participants: Gerard M. Samuel, Karen Vedel, Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Peter Vadim Juhl, Anu Rajala-Errkut, Laura Navndrup, Mette Obling Høeg et al.

Februrary 2017

  • Pilot project Red Apples – Green Apples. Phase 1: Cape Town
    • Collaborators:
      • Danish Culture Institute, Copenhagen, Olav Gerlach Hansen
      • Independent dance artist Anu Rajala-Errkut, Copenhagen
      • Independent dance artist Peter Vadim, Copenhagen
      • Principal Liesl Hartmann and textile artist Fabian Harzenberg, Peter Clarke Arts Centre, Cape Town
      • Graduate Student UCT School of Dance Jamie Lee Jansen
      • Grade 5. Norma Road Primary School, Athlone, Cape Town
  • Research Seminar: UCT School of Dance
  • Network meeting: Karen Vedel and Mark Fleishman
  • Notice (in Danish): http://nexs.ku.dk/nyheder/2017-nyheder/nyt-forskningssamarbejde-om-undervisning-med-skoleboern-i-cape-town-og-koebenhavn/

May 2017

  • Project development Mark Fleishman and Karen Vedel

September 2017

  • Pilot project Copenhagen Red Apples – Green Apples. Phase 2: Copenhagen
    • Collaborators:
      • Danish Culture Institute, Copenhagen, Olav Gerlach Hansen
      • Independent dance artist Anu Rajala-Errkut, Copenhagen
      • Independent dance artist Peter Vadim, Copenhagen
      • Principal Liesl Hartmann and textile artist Fabian Harzenberg, Peter Clarke Arts Centre, Cape Town
      • Graduate Student UCT School of Dance Jamie Lee Jansen
      • Peder Lykke Skolen, 2300 Copenhagen S