The First Dama
Three one month exchanges (in Iceland, Sweden and Finland) with intensive workshops for 15 students, who created a final performance in February 2006 in Turku.
Worskhop method developed
During 2007-10 Dama hosted workshops in Rovaniemi Tallinn and Reykjavík. During these workshops the groups created final, public performances in just one week. The workshops produced various outcomes: dance performances, interactive installations, participatory installations, pervasive games, sound art performances, and often combinations of these. Also collaboration with 3rd parties were started: Raflost-festival in Dama IV and with The Ke∂ja conference in Dama VI.
2007 June: Dama 2.0 workshop in Rovaniemi
2008 November: Movement, space, sound, interaction workshop in Rovaniemi
2009 May: a multimedia performance workshop as a part of the electronic art festival RAFLOST in Reykjavík
2010 March: workshop in Tallinn
2010 October: Participatory Performance / Game workshop in Reykjavík
Workshops experiences continued
New workshop formats were tried out: Physical gaming and a city walk-through as the focus in Dama VII, in Dama 8 an outdoor performance, with all the students creating towards a common event and a workshop, in which certain topic was handled from many aspects, with various exercises, but no final outcome in Dama 9.
– Physical Gaming, Performing Space and Media workshop in Visby
– Outdoor snow / ice / dance / media performance workshop in Rovaniemi
Workshop White noise in Viljandi
Dama gets busy
In 2012, Dama expanded to Latvia and Lithuania, and started hosting 3-4 workshops each year. Most of the workshops concentrated on certain topics, but also collaborations with events (Dama 12) and festivals (Dama 15) continued. Also a more researcherly approach was tested in Dama 14.
2013 March: Workshop Symbols Maze in Riga
2013 May: Workshop Sarabande Undone in Copenhagen
2013 May: Workshop Illusions in Šiauliai
2013 November: Workshop Non-Linear Storytelling in Tallinn
2014 May: Workshop Performing Archives in Malmö
2014 May: /RAFLOSTi Workshop in Reykjavík
2014 November: workshop “Playces” in Visby
2015 January: workshop “Scan” in Copenhagen
Dama workshop collaborations
Workshops continued until 2016 with 3 to 4 workshops in a year, with Dama 18 and 26 new collaborations with cultural art festivals. Also the first workshop in Norway was organised in 2016.
2015 June: workshop in Kaukonen in collaboration with the Hiljaisuus -festival
2015 November: workshop in Viljandi
2016 January: workshop in Tallinn
2016 April: workshop in Riga
2016 October: workshop in Håøya island
2016 November: workshop in Šiauliai
2017 April: workshop in Réykjavík
2018 February: workshop in Rovaniemi
2018 June: workshop in Virtsu
Dama during the New Normal
2018 October: workshop in Riga
2019 June: workshop in Visby
There was no such thing as Dama 29 – Cancelled due to Corona pandemic
October 2020: workshop “There is a really thin line border between success and sucks ass”