Invitation to the 9th Scientific Conference with International Participation under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 9:00 - 16:00 ON-LINE
Dance and Dance Education in a Digital Environment – All the World's a Stage
Dr. Svebor Sečak,
Associate Professor and Dean of the AMEU Dance Academy
Dear participants of the Conference,
we live in a post-postmodern paradigm with many faces. One of it has become an increasing issue due to the COVID-19 situation and life in physical isolation. It was named digimodernism by Dr. Alan Kirby: while in postmodernism we read, watched and listened, in digimodernism we click, surf, download and use smartphones for recording. That is why this is the right moment to dedicate our dance section of this year`s Conference to dance and dance education in a digital environment. We must provide an academic insight into all the implications that this new paradigm puts forward, as well as all the possibilities and limitations the new era brings to dance art.
This year we are also hosting eminent keynote speakers from various fields of dance art and education:
Tarek Assam - Germany, Egypt
Tarek Assam is a German-Egyptian ballet stage director, ballet director at Stadttheater Giessen, the curator and European director of the Music and Dance Festival Greater Bay in Shenzhen, China and a presidium member and speaker of the Federal German conference of ballet and dance theatre directors, BBTK. His opus is marked by current themes and inclusion in the wide network of universities and ensembles in China, USA and Europe.
Darrel Toulon – Dominica (Caribbean)
Darrel Toulon was born in Dominica (Caribbean). As Ballet Director of Opera Graz (2001-2015), he engaged dancers and choreographers from 29 countries, thereby championing cultural diversity; regularly collaborated with protagonists of the Graz free scene and is on the Advisory Board of Graz Year of Culture Year 2020. Darrel Toulon is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Alpha Group, and currently teaches Dance Arts at Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz.
Risima Risimkin – North Macedonia
Risima Risimkin is one of the leading Macedonian choreographers and artistic leader of the Dance Fest Skopje Festival and Dance Theatre Skopje. Risima is the founder of the cultural centre Interart (1996) that contributed to the development of the contemporary dance scene in Macedonia. In seasons 2012/2013 she was the head of the National ballet in Antalya, Turkey. Currently she gives lectures at the University Goce Delčev in Štip where she is the head of the contemporary dance department.
ZOOM STAGE 4 - LINK
The first part of the Conference, from 9:00 - 10:45 will be held in English. The second part, starting at 11.00, will be conducted in English, Slovene and Croatian, depending on the author of the paper.
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