The congress program will include a range of exciting activities with focused gatherings in the spirit of Panpapanpalya 2018 8-13 July.

Sunday from 4pm:

Opening Event for everyone, with a Kaurna welcome to country, including traditional and contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performances at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square) and Adelaide Town Hall.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Each day will include:

  • Dance Flavours – morning starter classes open to everyone
  • Creative Gatherings – collaborative mixes of countries and age groups
  • Twin Labs – sharing of Twinning Projects
  • Key Note speakers
  • Papers, Panel discussions, Project Dialogues, Dance Research Workshops, Lecture demonstrations, Workshops, Posters/Installations & Pecha Kucha.
  • Teachers’ Gatherings – for dance educators to share ideas and practices
  • Young Peoples Gatherings – interaction between peers from across the world

Delegate Performance program will take place on Monday & Tuesday late afternoon/evening.

During the week there will be the opportunity to book to see professional performances by The Australian Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre and a new independent choreographic work. Watch this space for further updates.

Wednesday will be a day for Cultural Tours within Adelaide and local environs.

Friday – in addition to the above week program, there will be the sharing of Creative Gatherings and Closing Event & Farewell Party (with announcement of next daCi and WDA events).

Scholarly Gatherings:

Creative Gatherings – a collaborative week-long dance project for congress participants across the countries

Building on Creative Meeting Points at the past Taiwan and Copenhagen events, the focus at Panpapanpalya 2018 will be on creative gatherings of dance in the life-healing context of the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Close to the congress city venues, site specific processes will explore responses to different spaces within the precinct as performance locations with diverse intergenerational participants as dancers.

Dance Flavours – daily ‘tasters’ designed to share dance cultures of the world

Dance Flavours are daily warm up classes, which invite all congress participants to enter the dance floor. We have invited local dance teacher to teach Dance Flavours to give a taste of the Australian dance community and to give you the possibilities to experience dance styles and ways of moving. It is also a way of meeting other participants at the congress through moving together.

Young People’s Gatherings

Over three days, youth members of the daCi SpringBoard will facilitate interactive gatherings for young people to come together with their peers from across the world. The focus is on discussing goals and aspirations for their developing identities as active world citizens who dance, share concerns and are informed about local and global issues

Teachers' Gatherings for dance educators to share ideas and practices;

Over three days, teachers from a range of contexts will gather to share practices and ideas, identifying issues, challenges and solutions. Experienced facilitators will lead these sessions. This is an ideal opportunity to talk with and listen to fellow teachers across the world. Teachers will network, build connections, swap contact details and arrange coffee conversations throughout the congress. The gatherings will consider the 2015 Copenhagen Declaration and support work towards an Adelaide Declaration for 2018.

Twinning Projects sharing outcomes, known as Twin Labs, for projects involving combinations of groups, such as two youth dance companies, a small group of child care centres, a regional-metropolitan exchange or a tertiary collaboration organised long-distance and culminating at the congress;

A Performance Program – a curated series of works spanning early years, young people, tertiary/university students, professionals and beyond;

Closing Event Friday 13 July 2018 and a celebration for everyone.

Program content will be updated regularly!