teen generator @ INK pula
access to dance @ belgrade, serbia

„Teach and Reach“ is an educational format intended for reflexive educational methodologies and relaying of specific knowledge and skills to all educators and pedagogues who are involved. Every partner organization in the platform selects one local artist/pedagogue to participate in the program, while the local organization that hosts the lab opens has the possibility to invite a smaller group of local artists to join the program. By doing this, Generator platform strives to strengthen and develop the local artistic community and stimulate local artistic production for young audiences. Labs involve exchange and return of information between users, local workshops for young audiences, exchange with local educational institutions (schools and kindergartens) and also, with local dance pedagogues. Every lab covers a specific topic and is mentored by a working professional from the field of contemporary dance and education.


In 2019, Generator platform implemented two educational labs. The first one, which was held in Mediterranean Dance Center in San Vincenti, Istria in April 2019, was exploring the case study of „Teen Generator“ -educational booklets for teenagers. It is a methodology partly taken from France, which aims to bring the history and idea of contemporary dance closer through two educational booklets, theoretical lectures and talks, video materials, and dance and movement workshops. Within the lab, a visit to two schools was organized - a bigger one in Rovinj, and a smaller, local one in San Vincenti during which the artist from the lab explained the concepts needed for a conversation about contemporary dance, as well as motivated the children with various practical exercises to get familiar with some of the important choreographers and artists represented in the work materials. The third test group consisted of students from the Drama Studio INK. This was a slightly older population, mostly high school students who were already acquainted with contemporary dance and it falls under their direct interest.

The second lab called „Access to Dance“ took place in Belgrade, Serbia where Amelie Mallmann, a dance mediator/educator from TANZKOMPLIZEN, Berlin, Germany, worked with a group of artists/pedagogues selected from the Generator platform. The workshop/laboratory "Access to Dance" was organized with the purpose of supporting and developing educational methodologies and transferring specific knowledge and skills between participants (artists, educators and pedagogues, dance pedagogues from Austria, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia) in the field of performing arts and contemporary dance for young audience. The lab dealt with issues such as: how to watch contemporary dance, how we as teachers and artists can prepare children and teenagers for a dance piece.