Online catalogue is here!

We are very pleased to finally be presenting the NOBA online catalogue! What we are presenting now is the first selection and more groups will be added over the coming weeks! The idea with the catalogue is to display all of the amazing talent we have in the field of dance for children and young audiences in the Nordic-Baltic region. The catalogue is for professional dance groups and choreographers producing dance for children and young audiences in the Nordic-Baltic countries. The catalogue is always open to new submissions, so please fill out this survey or help us spread the word to whomever it may concern. Also, please let us know your thoughts on the catalogue!

Save the dates!

Save the dates!
The next NOBA network meeting will take place in Reykjavik in Iceland between August 28-30 during Reykjavik Dance Festival. As of now, the exact date for the actual network meeting is yet to be decided, but please save the dates and we will get back to you as soon as we can with more information.

The NOBA travel grant
The NOBA travel grant covers travel costs to and from the network meetings for members of the network who either freelance or may not have their travel expenses covered by their organization. Simply send name, position, name of the organization, contact details and how much you’re applying for to the network coordinator Malin Enberg at malin@producentbyran.se. Application deadline is June 19th! In order to be eligible for travel grant you need to be a member of the network, so sign up by emailing your name, organization, function and country of residence to info@nobadance.org

Open Call – dance for young audiences

The „junges tanzhaus“ at the tanzhaus nrw would like to invite upcoming choreographers who are approaching the field of contemporary dance for children in an experimental way.

We are looking for a 20 minute performance and intend to select three concepts that will be shown in one evening.

We ask for bold concepts that deal with children’s changing patterns of perception in which you should remain true to your personal artistic language, however easily accessible to a young audience. Focusing on a particular target group should not restrict the artistic process.

For the concept we are contemplating a field research, meaning a thematic or methodic research phase involving children from the surroundings of the tanzhaus nrw (like for example an internship in a math class, because you are dealing with algebra, or improvisations with kindergarten kids, because you are developing a solo about crowd behavior). How and with which group you would like to work, should be part of the concept.

One of the performances will be selected by a children´s jury to develop it further into an evening filling piece.

We will not distinguish between concepts FOR and WITH children.

Application:
Concept (max. 5000 signs)
Budget
CV
(Video)Material with artistic work
Preference for a time frame

Timeline:
Start: Summer/ autumn 2014
About 1 week field research
2 weeks rehearsals in tanzhaus nrw
Premiere: Sunday, 26th of October 2014

Please send your application until 15 May 2014 to:
Junges Tanzhaus/Mijke Harmsen, tanzhaus nrw, Erkrather Str. 30, 40233 Düsseldorf,
+49-(0)211-17270-41, mharmsen@tanzhaus-nrw.de, www.tanzhaus-nrw.de

The NOBA travel grant

The NOBA travel grant covers travel costs for the network meetings for members of the network who either freelance or may not have their travel expenses covered by their organization. Simply send name, position, name of the organization, contact details and how much you’re applying for to the network coordinator Malin Enberg at malin@producentbyran.se. Application deadline is now on Sunday March 23rd. In order to be eligible for travel grant you need to be a member of the network, so sign up by emailing your name, organization, function and country of residence to info@nobadance.org

The next NOBA network meeting at SWOP in Roskilde!

The next network meeting will take place in Roskilde on April 27-28 during the SWOP Festival. And since one of the key aspects of NOBA is to actually meet each other, we decided to host a speed dating on Sunday 27 April at Aaben Dans’ venue Laboratoriet. The speed dating will take place between 15:00-16:00 and we’ll get back to you with more information soon. For more details about the full festival program, please head on over to the SWOP web site.

During the SWOP Festival, Aaben Dans are also arranging a symposium about the senses and the bodily perception. As part of the symposium we’ll see performances, hear presentations and discuss that thing which is so basal and that so many of us forget to discuss: the senses.

“Are we forgetting to use our senses when creating performances for young audiences? What is Aistesis? How come some performances just go right into you? How does understanding come about? Is the narrative more understandable than the perceived? What are the senses really, and how do artists, pedagogues and others working with performances for young audiences utilize the senses?”

The symposium is moderated by dramaturgist Mette Wolf Iversen

The symposium is held in English, but will be translated when necessary. It is free of charge, but you have to pay for your own lunch. Please note that maximum capacity for this is 40 people, so make sure you register at: billet@aabendans.dk

Preliminary program for April 28
10:00 – ”Mange små ingentinger”, performance at Roskilde Library by Francesca Sorgato
11.30 – presentation by philosopher Janus Hecht about perception and aisthesis – the Greek term which aesthetics are based upon.
12.30 – lunch
13:30 – presentation by Nanett Borre, pedagogue and yoga instructor. She also holds a diploma in (sports and bodily motor skills). Nanett talks about actively using both the body and the senses, and about the important of using our senses when we experience things.
14:30 – “sensation walk” with Thomas Eisenhardt.
15:15 – discussion with the presenters and Thomas Eisenhardt, artistic director of Aaben Dans, Catherine Poher, instructor, Francesca Sorgato, performer and choreographer, Dalija Acin Thelander, choreographer and creator of the performance Babyspace.
16:45 – pause
17:00 – participatory musical surprise.

Site is online

Finally, the NOBA site is online! From now on this is where we will be posting news about upcoming activities. There are still a few things on the site that we haven’t released yet, so keep your eyes and ears open. And also let us know what’s happening in dance for children and young audiences! Let us know about your festival, tour, company, upcoming premiere or whatever and we’ll gladly help you spread the word. We are here for you, so let us know!

The NOBA online catalogue

Right now we are collecting information about Nordic-Baltic dance performances, choreographers and companies working with dance for young audiences. This will then be presented in the form of an online catalogue, part of the NOBA web site.

The idea with the NOBA online catalogue is to display all of the amazing talent we have in the field of dance for children and young audiences in the Nordic-Baltic region. The catalogue is for professional dance groups and choreographers producing dance for children and young audiences in the Nordic-Baltic countries. The final selection for the catalogue will be made by the NOBA steering group. Please help us build this online catalogue and fill out this survey or help us spread the word to whomever it may concern! Keep an eye on this web site as we will be publishing the first edition of the catalogue soon.

Fill in the survey here.

Like us on Facebook

Since the end of August, we’ve been managing most of our communications through our Facebook page. Please like us on Facebook as this can also be your way of spreading information about events relevant to the field of dance for children and young audiences in the Nordic-Baltic region.

You will find us a www.facebook.com/nobadancenetwork.

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About NOBA

NOBA is the Nordic-Baltic Dance Network for Young Audiences.

Our goal is to raise awareness, increase mobility and share information. The network is open to anyone working within dance for young audiences.

NOBA is made possible with financial aid from:
Nordic Culture Point, Swedish Arts Council and Region Västra Götaland

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