By: Tone H. Erlien
Finally, my project will be realized
For an update many of you maybe are curious knowing about, I can finally say IT`S HAPPENING!
As you all know I was working on applications and project plans during the last year of Choreomundus. Several times I returned to Trondheim for meetings and what I answered you when you asked how it went was; Well, the meeting went good but I have to wait and see if the applications went through. After revising the applications and plans thoroughly, we (Marit Stranden, the director of the now Sff-senter and I) sent in applications for the Trondheim municipality and South-Trøndelag county and the Norwegian Art Council. Mid-December we finally got positive answers of the two allocations. When Christmas came I could finally take a deep breath and be very happy with the thought of starting planning three dance exhibitions. The Norwegian center of folk music and folk dance will own the project, I will be the project manager and we will collaborate the three largest museums of South-Trøndelag and many others in a very exciting and growing network, collaborating about new museology, intangible cultural heritage and DANCE dissemination and practice.
The idea of the project is to make interactive exhibitions with the engagement of the dance communities, dance research network and the main museums in Trondheim. The goal is to produce three rich exhibitions that can serve as a start of permanent dance exhibitions and installations in Trondheim. I can´t wait to start officially 1st of February!
As for now I can say that the first exhibition, named “Dances in Norway” will be presented next spring (2016) at Ringve - the music museum in Trondheim, then one exhibition, “Dance hits the last 100 years” at the Folk museum Sverresborg and last but not least, a motion capture interactive installation as the third exhibition at Rockheim late 2017!
This three-year project will create a blog and a webpage for promoting development, events, the work with the exhibitions, great achievements in addition to post relevant dance research and material. This will also serve as a bank of knowledge material and practical dance tips for the exhibition guests and school classes coming to experience the exhibitions.
I´ll keep you posted!
By: Tone H. Erlien
Look how handsome he was!
The book is divided into four parts. 1) Egil Bakka´s legacy to fieldwork and teaching 2) Fieldwork past and present 3) Methods, didactics, terminology and typology 4) Nordic and international dance history
Some texts are in Norwegian but most in English, written by colleagues at Norsk senter for folkemusikk og folkedans and dance research colleagues from all over the world. Choreomundus is represented on the greeting page and with the nice picture at the back.
Just tell me if you want a better content overview of the book, I`ll do my best to summarize it.
By: Tone H. Erlien
Yes, my newest project! In Norway at the moment there is a focus and intention of giving culture heritage a new direction into the world of digital communication and digital platforms. You have maybe heard of Europeana? If not, check it out! Norvegiana and one of their platforms www.digitaltforalt.no is a initiative from five huge departments in Norway, that come together and suppert this project where people write and disseminate histories, photos, movies etc for sharing and putting the lights on our cultural heritage. And from this, many touristic sites have created apps for use while visiting the sites, for information about heritage monuments, areas, houses etc. And, regarding the intangible, there are still a lot that can be done and innovative thoughts to be made, but I have started talking to people in the Art Council about including the living heritage in such dissemination tools, both on regional level here in Trondheim and Sør-Trøndelag County and national level in a nation wide map-app you can use wherever you are in Norway, searching for information about important historical sites at the GPS coordinates you are at.
And, a similar but likewise different thing; I will make an app for overview over all of the dance activities in Trondheim, all classes, performances and social dance nights, that can be a useful tool both for the dance organisation, the dance club members, wanna-become dancers, and new- in- town- want- to- find- tango- lessons- persons.
This will be primarily a sort of a calendar, but later I intend to incorporate a sharing function, like in Instagram, for posting videos, pictures and recommendations. I have sent application to the local council of culture in Trondheim, and they support the idea and the project financially. I will gather all dance organisations in Trondheim for a info-meeting for creating a beta-version, and this meeting I will also open for discussion the case of making a reference group for dance in Trondheim.
Just send me a message and I will give you some interesting links to inspire your project with digital dissemination platforms! :D
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