Roskilde, April 27-28, 2014

Roskilde April 27-28, 2014

The third NOBA network meeting is hosted in Roskilde on April 27-28 during the SWOP Festival in collaboration with Aaben Dans. The topic for the meeting is the use of our senses when creating performing arts and will feature a symposium about the senses and the bodily perception. The symposium will feature performances, presentations and discussions. And seeing as NOBA aims at being a social network the meeting will also feature a speed dating session on Sunday 27th April at Aaben Dans’ venue Laboratoriet between 15:00-16:00.


Main questions

  • 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?



  • Janus Hecht, philosopher.
  • Nanett Borre, pedagogue and yoga instructor.
  • 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.


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:

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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