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austria_feedback seminar

12.-14.02.2017: LECTURE & Workshop. 'DasArts Feedback Method - how do we share our knowledge and expertise?', Vienna, Austria


There will be a public introduction lecture on Feb 12, 2017 from 10h to 13h

The lecture will be held by Manolis Tsipos who will give a detailed overview of the 'DasArts Feedback Method', its origins and the ways in which it can be applied.
Please note: The following three day seminar is currently booked out and is not open to the public.

The 3-day seminar will take place at TANZ*HOTEL | RESORT 1020 in Vienna from Feb 12 to 14, 2017.
We can accommodate a max. of 20 participants. The regular course fee is € 50. BOOKED OUT!

In cooperation with our Irish partner organisation 'Squarehead Productions' we have invited Manolis Tsipos, an alumni of the 'DasArts' Master programme (Theatre University Amsterdam), to lead an intensive seminar conveying an innovating Feedback Method they developed in collaboration with the philosopher Karim Benammar.

Collective feedback has to deal with many different views of the work, which somehow all need to be articulated and exchanged within one session. The latter becomes very important when dealing with hybrid, cross-disciplinary artistic practices which are often met in the context of the contemporary performing arts. Such practices are often hard to be defined and their product not easily discussed; DasArts is an educational institution which brings these artistic practices in the foreground of today’s art discourse, also by vigorously implementing this feedback method. This unique method allows a whole new attitude toward professional collaboration through giving and receiving feedback on each other's works in process, while expanding the boundaries of the learning process.

DasArts’ central aims for those feedback situations are: to empower the artist who is receiving feedback on his or her work, to go beyond expressions of judgment, to allow fundamental criticism, to create a sense of (self-) discipline for the sake of precision and clarity, and, last but not least, to increase the enjoyment of giving and receiving feedback.

The method has 10 distinct formats. These are the following

// One-to-One Talks
// Affirmative Feedback – “What Worked for me”
// Perspectives
// Open Questions
// Point Reflection / Concept Reflection
// Gossip round or open discussion (if no gossip round)
// Tips & Tricks
// Last word to the maker
// Letters

For more information, read an interview of Barbara van Lindt, managing director of DasArts, on the method. As well as an interview of Manolis Tsipos and Sonia Jokiniemi, DasArts alumni, on their experience as moderators of the method in several set-ups in Holland and abroad: