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    • 2013 WDA-Americas Conference & Festival – Vancouver, BC
      This is a place to post information about the experiences we all had at the: World Dance Alliance-Americas 2013 Conference and Festival Evolve + Involve: Dance as a Moving Question… July 29 – August 4, 2013 Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada What are your questions for dance in the 21st century? World Dance Alliance – Americas (WDA-A) is delighted to announce our 2013 Conference and Festival was held July 29 – August 4, 2013 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada. This event was hosted by WDA-A in conjunction with the 2013 Dance Critics Association Conference with support from Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department, and the Dance Centre. With Evolve + Involve: Dance as a Moving Question… as the focal point of the event, WDA-A encouraged broad investigations into the following questions: How is dance evolving in the 21st century? How are we as artists, educators, and researchers engaged with these emerging developments? With whom and how will we be involved as new practices emerge? How might these new engagements and involvements open further questions for dance’s future? With these questions in mind, we urge participants to propose new possibilities for the many different modes of presenting, experiencing, producing, and teaching dance. Proposals were not limited to or by the Conference and Festival’s theme, which was considered as a catalyst for discussion rather than a restraint.
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    • Auditions
      A place to post and discuss audition notices! You may also want to post the audition to the Events page.
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    • Calls for Collaboration – Project ListA
      Project ListA is a “Collaboration Call” for dance, the go-to place to float an idea and advertise for partners/collaborators, and a place to find a project that ignites your imagination and the partners/collaborators with whom to realize it! ListA is a play on words: the English “list” suggests both a register and inventory of (in this case) project ideas. With the additional “A” the word changes the Spanish “lista” which means ready! This Project ListA group serves a facilitation place, bringing dance artists together. It is up to the participants to carry the ideas forward, both creatively and financially! To place a collaboration call for your project or workshop idea
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    • Calls for Presentations
      This is a place to post and discuss call for papers, presentations, performances, etc. which other members might be interested in submitting to for consideration!
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    • Calls!
      This is a place to post and discuss call for papers, presentations, performances, etc. which other members might be interested in submitting to for consideration!
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    • Contact Improvisation
      According to its founder, Steve Paxton, “Contact improvisation is an activity related to familiar duet forms such as the embrace, wrestling, martial arts, and the jitterburg, encompassing the range of movement from stillness to highly athletic. The exigencies of the form dictate a mode of movement which is relaxed, constantly aware and prepared, and on-flowing. As a basic focus, the dancers remain in physical touch, mutually supportive and innovative, meditating upon the physical laws relating to their masses: gravity, momentum, inertia and friction. They do not strive to achieve results, but rather, to meet the constantly changing physical reality with appropriate placement and energy.”
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    • Creation & Presentation Network
      includes choreographers, arrangers, performers, designers, musicians, and all others who collaborate in creating dances of all kind. Co-Chairs: Sabrina Castillo (Guatemala) & Susan Douglas Roberts (USA)
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    • Dance Books & Book Reviews
      A place to post information on books about dance and reviews. Please share your insights on books that may be of interest to your fellow dance enthusiasts!
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    • Dance for Camera
      A place to post and talk about dance for camera and dance videos!
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    • Education and Training Network
      brings together teachers of all kinds of dance in any tradiiton, technique or methodology, along with writers, publicists, dance health practitioners, lobbyists, and all others who consider education part of their mission in dance. Co-Chairs: Lûcia Matos (Brazil) & Zihao Li (Canada)
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    • 4 years, 2 months ago

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    • Fundraising
      Place to post information about fundraising.
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    • Grants & Grant Writing
      A place to post grant opportunities, discuss grantsmanship, and share grant resources!
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    • Help & Testing
      Please post any help inquiries, problems with the website, or suggestions to this group! If you see someone's question and know the answer, please help out by responding. Remember, we are a member driven volunteer community!
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    • Latin America Community
      A group to inform the WDA/A community about activities going on in Latin America and the Caribbean. You can post events, workshops, research projects or papers, etc. so we can unite in informing what’s going on in the area. Also you can present yourselves so other WDA/A members can get to know you hopefully creating more networks within each other’s.
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    • Member Research
      As part of WDA's ongoing effort to facilitate the dissemination of our members research and provide a platform for members to receive feedback and commentary from others in the field, this group has been established.
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    • Research and Documentation Network
      dedicated to our dance heritage, encourages collecting dance records of all kinds, reconstructing past works, and identifying endangered dances and materials. Members include historians, librarians, anthropologists notators, and all involved in collecting materials and making visual records of dance. Co-Chairs: Linda Caldwell (USA) & Leda Muhana (Brazil)
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      Profile photo of Linda A. Caldwell Linda A. Caldwell

    • Somatic Studies
      A group for posting and discussions around somatics, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and other body studies.
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    • Study Abroad Programs
      a place to post opportunities and facilitate possibilities, discuss how to organization, and any other mater related to creating cross-cultural experiential opportunities!
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    • Support and Development Network
      focuses on creating and implementing plans of action for generating funding, new membership, and the new direction of initiatives for the World Dance Alliance within each region and globally. This new network resulted as a restructure of the organizational networks by combining the networks of Marketing & Promotion and Status & Welfare. Chairs: Scott Martin (USA)
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    • The Dance Community
      This is a place to post articles and discussions about what is means to be part of the dance community in today's cultures!
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