DAI Week nr. 7 June 2021 at PAF (St.Erme).
DAI WEEK 7 ~ from 1 to 10 June, 2021 at PAF (St. Erme)
The tutors and guests on board this month to contribute to the defining components of our program are as follows:
How to do Things with Theory:
COOP study groups:
(in partnership with Bulegoa/zb, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, SAVVY Contemporary, State of Concept.)
Akinbode Akinbiyi, Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga, Marwa Arsanios, Clementine Edwards, Leon Filter, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Miyuki Inoue, Kamila Metwaly, Snejanka Mihaylova, Rory Pilgrim Ana Teixeira Pinto, Ying Que, Francesc Ruiz, Marianna Takou, Leire Vergara, Nikos Doulos and with remote contributions by Katherine MacBride, iLiana Fokianaki and HTDTWT tutors, Amit S. Rai, Rachel O'Reilly, Ghalya Saadawi, Hypatia Vourloumis, Grant Watson.
To read more about how the curriculum components structure our program you can consult our syllabus.
The detailed day-to-day program for the entire week at PAF is to be found below.
PLEASE RETURN TO THE BULLETIN ON A DAILY BASIS AS THE SCHEDULE MAY BE UPDATED
Tuesday 1 ~ Arrival
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
19:30 - 21:30 Peter meets Kitchen presenters on Kitchen locations
Thursday 10 ~ Departure
DAI returns to St Erme, France, where for the duration of the DAI WEEK #7 (June) & #8 (July) we will make use of the spaces and facilities at beautiful PAF - PerformingArtsForum.
Coming together in flesh as a community of practitioners for the first time since November 2020 and by strictly following PAF’s COVID-19 guidelines and DAI’s COVID-19 protocol, students, faculty and crew will embark on another DAI-journey, grouping and re-grouping for face to face tutorials, study groups, seminars, workshops, live presentations and performances, student led activities and countless communal dinners.
Our gratitude goes to Jan Ritsema, theatre-maker and founder of PAF, and to PAF's Andrea Rodrigo and all other members of the collective. Thank you for hosting us, and thank you even more for your vision and stamina to bring this project into the world. Here in St. Erme no juries, no gatekeepers, some conditions but no selection: PAF is one of the very few truly open art residencies on the planet: a political project of love and generosity!
DAI Week #7 Crew (making it all possible), present in St. Erme:
*senior program co-ordinator hospitality & care | emergency response certificate holder | location scout: Jacq van der Spek, assisted by Zachary Schoenhut (DAI, 2020) and Anastasia McCammon (DAI, 2020).
PERFORMING ARTS FORUM (PAF)
15, Rue Haute
02820 St Erme Outre et Ramecourt
By joining DAI to PAF, you commit yourself to complying to the houserules as stipulated by PAF and DAI:
MOST IMPORTANT RULES AT PAF:
PAF is not a hotel or a facility serving you. It is informal. There is no staff. It’s well functioning, maintenance and cleaning is dependent on every resident.
The general principles of PAF are:
– Don’t leave traces
– Make things possible for each other.
– The doer decides.
More specific guidelines for the DAI circus at PAF:
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY !!!!
- The building is a bewildering maze of hidden corridors, halls, rooms, libraries, cellars, attics and courtyards. As you can imagine it is impossible to keep the cold outside. In order to keep, at least, our work and living spaces warm it is conditional to ALWAYS carefully close all the doors that you have opened behind you. Of course ‘classrooms’ should be aired frequently.
- During the DAI-Week we are the only guests and we are welcome to make use of all the spaces that are not occupied by the regulars who live here. Our classrooms, tutor's rooms and several communal spaces have been marked. Jacq made a ground plan where you can find the most important spaces.
- The elevator is exclusively in use for transport of food and equipment by staff. Never use it by yourself !
- All cups, plates, cutlery taken out of the kitchens or dining rooms always need to be returned and put away in the dishwashers - remember there is no staff to collect stuff and the building is immense).
- Departure day: a careful final cleaning round of all spaces that you have been using, including hallways, stair and all communal spaces is paramount !
– NO SMOKING ALLOWED INSIDE THE BUILDING - THERE ARE PLENTY OF COVERED AREAS IN THE COURTYARD AND THE GARDEN ~ BUT DO NOT STAND TO CLOSE TO OPEN WINDOWS WHERE PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE THEIR CHERISHED SMOKE-FREE BEDROOMS. Smoking in the garden OK, but here again: do not leaves traces (luckily there are also plenty of ashtrays).