Sporočilo Dekana Akademije za ples, organizatorja in moderatorja plesne sekcije
At the 10th Annual Conference of Europe’s Sciences and Arts Leaders and Scholars It‘s About People: Embracing Digital Transformation for a Sustainable and Ethical Future that was held online between March 11 and 18, 2022, the Alma Mater Europaea Dance Academy had its own dance section titled Recent experiences are shaping our future; potentials of dance as art, science, education, and mediation in the post-pandemic period.
The Conferences held in 2021 and 2022 were dedicated to digital influences on our society. We live in a post-postmodern paradigm with many faces. One of it has become an increasing issue due to the COVID-19 situation and life in physical isolation. It was named digimodernism by Dr Alan Kirby: while in postmodernism we read, watched and listened, in digimodernism we click, surf, download and use smartphones for recording. That is why we dedicated our dance section to dance and dance education in a digital environment. Our intent was to provide an academic insight into all the implications that this new paradigm put forward, as well as all the possibilities and limitations the new era brought to dance art.
In the first part of this year‘s conference, we hosted two distinguished keynote speakers from the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Dr Michelle Groves, and Dr Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel. After their presentations we continued with a panel discussion where we were joined by our guest speaker Mr. Jan Linkens from the Royal Conservatory in the Hague.
After the panel discussion we continued with the presentation of the Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences Monitor XXIII/1. This latest edition, the first number under the new editorial board, offered a thematic block dedicated to contemporary dance and video and the changes that digitalisation has brought into the traditional arts. The four texts relating to dance were presented by their authors at the Conference. The journal is available in hard copy and online on our website and on AMEU website under AMEU PRESS. In the third and fourth parts of the Conference we continued with the presentations of papers on the topic of dance and the digital era; dance mediation and psychological and educational aspects in dance.
Beside me, the moderator was also Rosana Hribar, assistant professor and head of the Contemporary Dance Department of our Dance Academy. In this Proceedings book you can find seven peer-reviewed articles that represent some of the topics discussed at the Conference, while abstracts of papers of other participants of the dance section can be found in the Book of abstracts of the 10th Conference on the AMEU website.