This will include a brief presentation of existing proposals for ongoing groups and research projects, of each organiser's areas of responsibility, other practical information and announcements. Followed by a welcome jam facilitated by the team!
We will facilitate the formation of the ongoing groups on the first morning (6 July). At this point you will have had the opportunity to study the online shared documents with the participants’ proposals (for ongoing group themes and research projects) for a while. You will have received further information on this issue in the opening session. So we hope the process will go smoothly. Bear in mind that some research projects that have garnered a lot of interest will turn into ongoing groups.
We encourage you to commit to the ongoing group you choose on the first day. If the group you have chosen really doesn't work out for you, you can of course ask to join another group (if it is open to new members, that is).
More information here.
This is the time to take a nap or a walk; reflect; relax; meet with people you know and/or share a language with and talk about how it's going for you; or whatever else you might need to do to feel restored and ready for new experiences afterwards.
Afternoon study labs and research projects
We have reserved the first two afternoon slots (on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 July) for the research projects (see here). As PAF has many rooms and outdoor spaces that may be available and really worth discovering by getting lost in the corridors, you can choose to organise other labs too! The afternoon programme on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July will be open.
More information about study labs here.
We propose a daily half-hour slot for documentation as a time for collecting, sharing and presenting documentation material in original and spontaneous ways. PAF has three video projectors that we can set up in a space dedicated to documentation. We are also planning to gather books and other resources on contact improvisation and have them available for you to look at.
This is the time when the whole group will gather for announcements, propose changes and discuss any issues that may have arisen. We will do our best to keep these meetings short and efficient. At one of these evening meetings, Colleen Bartley and Dieter Heitkamp will present the Round Robin Project. There might be an extended meeting on one evening if it proves necessary.
This slot is for different kinds of jams, bodywork and study labs. PAF is available and open to be used 24 hours a day as long as we respect the other residents’ needs for quiet.
We invite all participants to join this session in which there will be discussions, presentations of papers, videos and performed interventions.
A party à la française
Closing session and buffet
This will be the moment for evaluations, announcements, goodbyes, photos, hugs, an informal buffet AND a CLEANING PERFORMANCE!
We have not scheduled any time off during this ECITE due to its relatively short duration. If you need some free time, we encourage you to just take it! We will be happy to suggest some walking or cycling paths (bring your own bike!)