What is The DGC Ballet Project?

The Dreaming, Growing, Contributing Ballet Project is a community-based, long-term project initiated for the 8th edition of the Romanian Festival Grand Assemblé, Cluj-Napoca, 21-24 October 2022. It is designed in three interconnected learning, performing, and teaching building blocks. The sharing of ideas among students, dancers, teachers, and researchers should support the shift towards independent thinking. It fosters the ability to collaborate and communicate, encouraging the personal creativity.

STUDENTS

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DANCERS

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TEACHERS

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in-person (conference)

online ( video or written text)

RESEARCHERS

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online ( video or written text)

How does it work?

You are welcome to send us for publicly sharing:

  1. A video of yourself answering the questions below
  2. A written text answering the questions below
  3. You may also share a picture of yourself, mentioning your first name, age, and country. (If you prefer not to mention any of them, we will respect your wish). Thank you for keeping it elegant & respectful! If the content is contrary to common sense, we will allow us not to publish it. 

For whom:

Very young ballet students:

  • How would you describe your ballet dreams?
  • Who are the ballet dancers that inspire you the most? 
  • Where do you have the most severe difficulty in ballet?
  • What exactly would you need to become the ballet dancer of your dreams?

Ballet dancers:

  • What are your dreams?
  • How do you want to grow?
  • What exactly would you need to become the ballet dancer of your dreams?
  • Which contribution to society do you aim to offer?

Ballet teachers:

  • Which teaching experiences do you want to have?
  • How do you want to keep growing in what you do?
  • Which is your remarkable strength?
  • Where in the teaching process would you need more support?
  • One piece of advice to your student 
  • One piece of advice to your colleagues
  • One piece of advice to the parents of your student

Researchers:

  • Ballet Skills in the 21st-Century – Which old skills are still working or not working anymore?
  • Ballet Education – How could it become an academic discipline?
  • Ballet & Transdisciplinarity – Where exactly could the bridges between ballet & science be?

LEARNING 

Learning is “ hammering at two sides of the question” with the hope of getting everything out.

(Confucius, 551-479 BC)

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PERFORMING

“Dancers are unique artists in their own right, co-creating in collaborative work processes.”

(Roche, 2011)

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TEACHING

Teach in an environment “where those near are pleased, and those far away are drawn to it.” 

(Confucius 551-479 BC)

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Choose to send us your information via:

email: simonanoja@gmail.com

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We are proud to list here the constantly updating outcome (in chronological order)