Dear list, This would be important grant for your research. Warmest Regards, Yukihiko YOSHIDA > >REQUEST FOR RESEARCHERS’ RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS 2007 >Programme: “profession culture" > >The National Centre for Dance (CND) is a wide?ranging French public >institution, the duties of which are structured around four principal >objectives: to contribute to the development of choreographic culture, >to further rapid expansion with regard to the composition and >circulation of works, and to offer choreographic performers and dance >instructors a quality educational environment while providing >personalised support to dance professionals. (www.cnd.fr ><http://www.cnd.fr> <http://www.cnd.fr> ) > >In the context of a partnership between the National Centre for Dance >and the French Ministry for Culture and Communication, the Department >for the Development of Choreographic Culture (DDCC) is calling for >applications for two research residencies. > >The DDCC, headed by Claire Rousier, contributes to the development of >choreographic culture through the provision of a media library >specialising in dance, through research support, and through a policy >of cultural heritage revival. The latter takes the form of an editorial >programme and the organisation of exhibitions, colloquia and various >public events. > >OBJECTIVE OF THE FIRST CND RESEARCH MISSION (from January to May 2007) > >The objective of the proposed residency is to provide a detailed >analysis of documents from the Lisa Ullmann archive resource relating >to kinetography (for which a general outline has already been prepared >- see attached >file) >and to study these in connection with selected files from the archives >of Albrecht Knust (similarly available in the CND media?library >collections). >The purpose of this will be to throw light on the activities of the >various centres specialising in kinetography in Europe and the United >States and to investigate the establishment - starting at the end of >the 1950s - of an international network of notators, who were brought >together, in particular, within the ICKL organisation. In fact, Knust’s >archives also contain numerous documents with regard to ICKL and, in >particular, all drafts, letters and articles relating to meetings that >were organised every second year by the body which was founded by L. >Ullmann. A. Knust was the first chairman of this body in 1961, and then >president from 1969 (see the general outline of the principal folders >concerned in the Knust resource, further down). > >PRESENTATION OF THE ARCHIVE RESOURCE > >The resource entitled “Lisa Ullmann's Legacy” was initially >presented >in its entirety in 7 boxes numbered 79a to 79g, containing 54 folders >numbered >1 to 54. > >Lisa Ullmann, the last companion of Rudolf von Laban, donated the >resource to Roderyk Lange to add to the Albrecht Knust archives that >were already stored at the Centre of Dance Studies in Jersey. The date >of this donation is yet to be determined, but it took place after 1984 >(the date of the most recent document placed so far in the resource). >At the end of 2003, this resource was transferred to the National >Centre for Dance with the substantial professional archive resource of >A. Knust. These were L. >Ullmann’s archives specifically relating to kinetography and which >contain, in particular, folders and documents regarding the activities >and meetings of the ICKL (International Council of Kinetography Laban) >and, of course, her relationship with A. Knust. We also find documents >among them relating to her dance instruction and class notations from >certain of her pupils. >Lastly, there is general documentation (periodicals in particular) >regarding dance and movement writing. It was in 1959, after the death >of Rudolf von Laban, that his last companion and executor of his will >invited all notation experts to Addlestone. She had founded the Art of >Movement Studio with Laban in Manchester, in 1948; it was moved to >Addlestone (Surrey) in 1953 and would subsequently be renamed the Laban >Art of movement Centre. The group of experts decided to found an >international council and to continue on with exchange efforts aimed at >minimising the differences that separated the two branches of the >system of writing, kinetography and labanotation. >Lisa Ullmann has since worked systematically with notators in the >course of her instruction. Notation is, moreover, a mandatory subject >in the curricula proposed by the school. The majority of documents in >her resource are in English, the remainder being written in German. > >OBJECTIVE OF THE SECOND CND RESEARCH MISSION (From October to December >2007) >Researchers wishing to apply for this residency must suggest an >original research programme based on an archive resource from one of >the Parisian cultural heritage institutions or from another archive >resource belonging to the CND media library. A basic description of >these resources can be found online at the following Internet address: >http://mediatheque.cnd.fr/ > >GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR ACCEPTED APPLICANTS > >A grant of EUR1,000 will be paid monthly to each individual >participating in the programme. >These expenses, as well as welfare cover charges, are taken into >account in the budget of the Delegation for Development and >International Affairs >(DDAI) of the Ministry for Culture and Communication, within the >framework of the “profession culture” programme, the management >of >which is entrusted to EGIDE (French agency for international mobility). > >The CND has accommodation available in the Cite des Arts (Paris, 4th >arrondissement) and suggest that research?grant holders stay there >while completing their CND research mission. > >For the entire duration of the residency, an office with telephone and >fax facilities in the DDCC will be made available to research?grant >holders. > >Length of residencies available to applicants: >- 4 months between 8 January and the end of May 2007 >- 3 months between October and December 2007 > >HOW TO APPLY > >Please send your applications before 20 November 2006, in French, to >Claire Rousier (claire.rousier@xxxxxx ><http://by113fd.bay113.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=00000000 >-0000 >-0000-0000-000000000001&a=856de111b759afd4529cc632a4485fcb2bdc2975dd27b >33e4a >36c80e4c9fef44&mailto=1&to=claire.rousier@xxxxxx&msg=D5394C1E-15E4-4D4B >-945E >-43314A7DA29> ><http://by113fd.bay113.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/compose?curmbox=00000000 >-0000 >-0000-0000-000000000001&a=856de111b759afd4529cc632a4485fcb2bdc2975d >d27b3 >3e4a36c80e4c9fef44&mailto=1&to=claire.rousier@xxxxxx&msg=D5 >394C1 >E-15E4-4D4B-945E-43314A7DA29> ) with: > >- CV >- cover letter in support of your application >- research proposal: XXX characters maximum (incl. spaces) >- preferred residency date > >A minimum level of French is required in order to apply. > >Replies will be made public on 4 december 2006. > >The request for applications is made subject to DDAI’s confirmation of >the grants, at the latest, on 31/12/06.