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WhoLoDancE: Deliverable 9.1 - Kick-off meeting report

Di Pietro, Stefano

The WhoLoDancE Kick-Off Meeting has been organised in January 18th-19th, 2016, hosted by the project coordinator, Lynkeus, at its premises in Rome.
One of the main concerns for projects like WholoDance, which brings together artistic and technical partners, is to coordinate harmoniously the process of developing technologically advanced tools while preserving the artistic value that is at the core of the kind of innovation Wholodance aims to create. For this reason, dedicated moments of brainstorming were organised during the meeting, to solve possible issues or misunderstanding, in order to avoid any possible artistic as well as technical issues capable of jeopardising the fulfilment of the project objectives.
In particular, the dance companies, together with the leader of WP1 ATHENA and the leader of WP7 COVUNI, during a separate session, agreed upon the first version of a short list of movement and learning principles, which are needed to set the theoretical background at the core of Wholodance. More details on this meeting are provided in the description of WP1.
As a result of the whole process, a list of issues and relevant action points has been implemented. This list is provided below in a short version, and at the end of each WP description.
Also, at the end of the meeting, a number of tools developed by the partners during former projects have been presented and discussed, in particular focusing on their possible re-usability and interoperability within the WhoLoDancE framework.
With regard to the coordination effort, a monthly teleconference has been scheduled for the next six months of the project, and at least additional TC per month has been envisioned to solve the issues that may arise during the project development.
To facilitate the cooperation among partners, a google drive account, a dedicated Dropbox folder and a Vimeo channel have been created. The latter will also serve for the dissemination of the project. On this regard, partners agreed upon a number of selected dissemination opportunities, while Dance Companies presented a number of dance performances that can be developed within Wholodance and can be of use for the dissemination events that are envisioned.

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