This collection of texts reflects some of the different discourses, practices and approaches explored by the participants of the Erasmus Intensive Project (IP) Practicing Composition: Making Practice initiated and coordinated by the MA SODA (Solo/ Dance/ Authorship) programme at the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT), University of the Arts, Berlin (2011–2013). The IP provided a framework for the live, interactive sharing, discussion and analysis of dramaturgical, compositional and choreographic approaches to physically based performance used in a number of practice-led graduate dance and choreographic Master’s programmes in Europe.

The book includes keynote lectures, descriptions and documentation of the workshops, with new dialogues inspired by encounters between IP partner programmes. Among the discussed topics are poiesis, poetics, latency, assemblage, formless, interruption, emergent choreography, collective learning environments, framed reality and post-identity politics.

Contributions from: Ric Allsopp, Niels Bovri, Joao DaSilva, Scott deLahunta, Ellen Jeffrey, Emilie Gallier, Konstantina Georgelou, Saara Hannula, Martin Hargreaves, Kiran Kumar, Miika Luoto, Sergiu Matis, Kirsi Monni, Sophia New, Mila Pavičević, Victoria Perez Royo, Goran Sergej Pristaš, Ari Tenhula, Jasna Žmak.