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ISOBAR seminar

We invite professionals to participate in a seminar series to contribute to the further development of production of art for children and youth.

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.

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A Cloud of Milk, Milla Koistinen. Foto: Andreas Enderman

During the festival we will also be visited by Danse- og teatersentrum and Barents DansRåd. We also hope to see the Norwegian Barentssecretariat.

The seminar´s main language is English. We will arrange for interpetators for Russian participants. We start around lunchtime Wednesday and finish ca. 3 p.m. Sunday.

We have limited capacity.
Register here

5000 NOK (incl. seminar, all meals, festival pass, single room SMART hotel 8 -12)
3400 NOK (incl. seminar, all meals, festival pass)
1800 NOK (incl. seminar, lunch, festival pass)

Daypass seminar:
1250 NOK (incl. seminar, all meals, festival daypass)
900 NOK (only ISOBAR daypass)

Dance artist that participate in PRODA (Professional Dance Training Classes) and are a member of Forum for nordnorske Dansekunstnere can apply for travel and accommodation support. Contact Maria Landmark: marialandmark(at)gmail.com, 99548379

Deadline Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere travel support: 26 sept. www.ffuk.no

ISOBAR questions: Moderator Gull Øzger, isobar(at)dansefestivalbarents.no, 48496148
Practical questions: Produsent Mette-Marith Aspmo, maspm(at)online.no, 950626736

The project is a collaboration between DanseFestival Barents and Barents DanceCouncil.The project is supported by The Norwegian Barentssecretariat, Norsk-Islandsk kultursamarbeid (Norwegian-Icelandic cultural collaboration) and Seanse