Monday 28 April 2014 10.00-18.00

Ticket are free of charge. Lunch can be bought on location.

Are we using our senses when working with children? What is Aisthesis? Why does certain performances touch us more than others? How to reach understanding between parties? Is it easier to understand the narrative process than the sensory process? How to define senses and how can teachers, artists and others use these when working with children?

Aaben Dans organises a symposium during the SWOP festival on sensing and the physical perception. This includes performances, presentations and discussions about the topic.

Everything will be held in English and is moderated by Mette Wolf Iversen.

Preliminary program:

10.00: Pleins de petit riens, performance at Roskilde library by Francesca Sorgato. After the performance, the day will continue at “Laboratoriet” at Muscion (Rabalderstræde 10)

11.30: Presentation by philosopher Janus Hecht about perception and Aisthesis – det Greek word aesthetic builds upon. Janus is philosopher and has a degree from CBS, Copenhagen University and Aarhus University. He is a blogger on art and philosophy on and worked with philosophy and performing arts in Making and Remaking of Reality in collaboration with Emil Hansen, Instructor of Performing Arts.

12.30: Lunch

13.30: Presentation by Nanett Borre, educator and yoga teacher. She also has a diploma in PE. Author of the book: ”Glade små ben”. Nanett talks about how to use the body and the senses actively.

14.30: Walk of senses by Thomas Eisenhardt for all participants.

15.15: Discussion with Janus Hecht, Nanett Borre and Thomas Eisenhardt, Artistic Manager of Aaben Dans, Catherine Poher, Instructor, Francesca Sorgato, performer og instructor of Pleins de petit riens, Dalija Acin Thelander, choreographer and creator of babyspace as well as all participants.

16.45 – 17.00: Break

17.00-18.00: Surprise for everyone based on music and movements.

The day addresses professional groups such as teachers, dancers, educators etc. No specific knowledge about the topic is necessary – everyone interested in senses, perception, the body, movements, children/young people can participate!

Please sign up at: Limited space