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REFLECTION ROOM – Seminar for professionals

There is a desire in the children’s theatre and dance sector, to create work that is excellent and relevant, which tells a more diverse range of stories, and reflects the experiences and lives of us all.

Time: Monday the 7th of May

Place: Kunstsmedjen at Musicon
Price: 80 DKK incl. coffee/tea and lunch (to be paied upon arrival)
Registration: Please sign up at

The seminar will be in English. If you need translation to Danish or French, it can be arranged.


is a place of… reflections. In the belief of the value of the conversation, we will use the day on exchange and explore without seeking a definite conclusion. A day of opening doors and looking into the rooms behind. Together with colleagues and professionals, with an interest in performing arts for the young audience, this is an opportunity to reflect upon essential matters within the cultural sector and society.
The topics of the day are:

  • Gender/sexual identity – moderated by Fiona Ferguson, Imaginate (Scotland)
  • (over)protection – moderated by Gerhard Verfaille, Cultuurcentrum Hasselt (Belgium)
  • Migration – moderated by Pascal Brunet (France)
  • Site specific work – moderated by Ådne Sekkelsten, Scenekunstbruket (Norway)
  • Intergenerational work – moderated by Thomas Eisenhardt, Aaben Dans, (Denmark)
  • Participatory work – moderated by Pernille Møller Taasinge, Aaben Dans (Denmark)

We have invited Mr. Pascal Brunet, director of “Relais Culture Europe” to come and inspire us as keynote speaker. Mr. Brunet has a huge knowledge and insight in international artistic work and cultural relations.

9.30 – 10.00: Coffee and introduction to the REFLECTION ROOM – Sign up for your two preferred sessions for the day.
10.00 – 11.00: Mr. Pascal Brunet
11.00 – 12.00 1 session in discussion fora
12.00 – 12.20: Physical intermezzo
12.20 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.15: 2. Session in discussion fora
14.15 – 14.30: Short break
14.30 – 15.00: Pascal Brunet will close the debate

Aaben Dans and SWOP festival are part of the European network PUSH. PUSH is a 2-year project working with five partners to ‘push’ and develop thinking, ideas and the artforms within theatre and dance for children and young people in Europe

PUSH partners: Imaginate/Scotland, The Ark/Ireland, Scenekunstbruket/Norway, Krokusfestival/Belgium and Aaben Dans/Denmark.