The Nomadic College (NC) is a bi-annual gathering organized by the Axis Syllabus International Research Community (ASIRC) which provides workshops, lectures, a choreographic laboratory, jams and artist residencies all over Europe, North and South America. After a successful pilot project in June 2012 the ASIRC and Earthdance will collaborate again to bring the NC back to the beautiful Earthdance grounds June 3 - 29 2013.
GUEST LODGE & MEALS
Registrants for single days = $55/day
Registrants for 1-2 weeks = $50/day
Registrants for 3-4 weeks = $45/day
CAMPING & MEALS
Registrants for single days = $40/day
Registrants for 1- 4 weeks = $35/day
0-3 yrs free
13yrs + normal rate
Commuting (includes 3 meals per day) = $30/day
Please note that a full week is considered Sunday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. Please list only the nights that you are staying over (generally Sunday-Saturday) otherwise you'll be charged for an extra day. The single day option is if you are planning to stay as a guest for less than a week. If you are planning to come early or stay longer than a period of a week please be in touch with Hilary at email@example.com to make those arrangements and only register here for the full weeks that you'll be attending Nomadic College.
Your payment here is for room and board and must be paid via paypal or sent by check in full for you to be considered fully registered. You'll pay tuition upon your arrival at Earthdance. The Nomadic College asks that you pay your workshop fees in cash upon arrival at Earthdance. If this is not possible contact them to make alternative arrangements.
Please note that in the case of cancellation, ED and NC will keep 30% of your Room & Board. If you cancel after May 17th ED & NC we will keep your entire deposit.
Other Nomadic College Offerings throughout June open to local community:
TUESDAY June 11th 8pm
TUESDAY June 18 8pm
Francesca Pedulla: Tradition and Contemporaneity in West Africa - real or fabricated dichotomy
In this lecture I will make a brief tour through various aspects of the social functions of west African dance, as well as discuss the emergence of the concept of African dance as "representative art", and the concept of "contemporary African dance".
I will discuss the current, vivid philosophical and political arguments concerning contemporary and traditional dance, from the perspective that these could be occidental viewpoints, that may have been imported at different historical periods, and then "placed" in opposition.
Ultimately I would like to open a reflective pathway or bridge for conjecture on how Africans could profit from occidental perception modalities while benefitting from their own sophisticated heritage.
Couldn't this bridge be crossed in both directions?
TUESDAY June 25 8pm
Catherine Lavoie-Marcus (CAN): The art of writing dance
This conference will provide an overview of major dance notation systems and scores that have existed throughout history : that of Raoul-Auger Feuillet (1700) Rudolf Laban, Rudolf Benesh (early 20th century), Anna Halprin (1960’s-1970’s) and contemporary choreographers. We will highlight the difference between a « notation » and a « score » in terms of its purpose, function and philosophy. We will shed the light on the philosophical challenges that are carried out by the central questions : is it possible to translate a dance into signs, to create/reproduce a dance from signs ?