The ISOBAR seminars aim to contribute to the development of the art field both at regional and international levels and create synergies for exchange and collaborational projects across cultural and geographical boundaries. DanseFestival Barents believes it is important to mobilise the artists for discussion to gain insight into each other's art, culture and country. DFB's geographical location and composition of artists visiting the festival, seen in the light of different backgrounds and different cultural understandings, make ISOBAR particularly interesting. DFB wants the ISOBAR to remain artist-driven and collaborates with the artists to maintain this integrity. Our first ISOBAR seminar was held in 2017.
The ISOBAR program for 2018 is under development.
A Cloud of Milk (from ISOBAR 2018), Milla Koistinen. Foto: Andreas Enderman
DanseFestival Barents invites professionals who work with the production of art for children and youth to Hammerfest. During this year's festival we reflect on methods and approaches in the performing arts created in Norway and the Barents Region. We watch and discuss performances for and with children, local and international artists and professionals share their thoughts and experiences, we have roundtable discussions and conversations. How can we, as artists, mirror everyday life and the thoughts of children and young people in today's society and our region? Can we work with children's thoughts and reflections in a better and more constructive way? The aim of the seminar is to reflect, as well as to create a network for further collaboration and development of the field at a regional and national level.
We have invited Karstein Solli w/Seanse (NO), Samovarteateret (NO), Milla Koistinen (FI), Dimitrii Melnikov v/Druzhba (RU), Silje Solheim Johnsen & Ola Asdahl Rokknes (NO), Tinna Grétarsdóttir v/Bird & Bat/ASSITEJ Island (IS), Benno Voorham v/LAVA-Dansproduktion (S) and more to share their approach and artistic practice in performing arts for children and adolescents.