How do children experience dance?

Saturday 26 May 2012, 10-18, Aaben Dans, Roskilde

Over the past decade dance for young audiences has seen a remarkable development which has in fact turned it into a new and vibrant art form, particularly in Europe.

Aaben Dance, the regional theatre of the city of Roskilde, Denmark, is launching the international dance festival named SWOP, specifically aimed at children and young people.

As part of SWOP we are organising a seminar about children’s experience of dance in collaboration with The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance – Continuing Education:

About the seminar
Two specialists Liesbeth Wildschut, associate professor at Institute for Theatre, Film and TV, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, assistant professor at Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, will both contribute with a concrete case relating to how children experience dance.

Monna Dithmer, dance critique and performing arts editor at the leading daily Politiken, will be the moderator.

In addition to these two presentations and the subsequent discussion, the seminar includes two performances: the Dutch Keren Levi & Ugo Dehaes’ highly praised Couple-Like #2 and a new performance Chalk About #2 by Christine Devaney (Scotland) and Leandro Kees (Argentina/Germany).

The seminar will also include a presentation of Fresh Tracks Europe (FTE) – a new, innovative network for artists and producers who work with dance for young audiences. FTE-producers, choreographers participating in the SWOP festival as well as the dance educator Maria Speth will participate in the seminar.

When and where
Date: Saturday 26th May 2012, 10:00 – 18:00 (including two performances Chalk About #2 and Couple-Like #2).
Place: Aaben Dans, Rabalderstræde 1, 4000 Roskilde (30 km. from Copenhagen)
No. of participants: Max. 50
Working language: English
Prize:  300 kr. / 40 € (including lunch and tickets to the two performances)
Registration: The Danish National School of Theatre and Contemporary Dance – Continuing Education click here.
Host: Aaben Dans, read more here.

Download the program here.