Espoo, September 30 – October 2, 2015

We are happy to announce that the sixth – and last – NOBA meeting will be held in Espoo, Finland, September 30 – October 2. The meeting is organized by Glims & Gloms Dance Theatre, and held in Vindängen Community Centre in Espoo.


- International seminar on the possibilities of audience outreach

Dance – watched, experienced and experimented – functions as a medium for understanding and strengthening children’s and young people’s identities through embodiment. The collaboration between artists, schools and communities offers opportunities for the applied use of dance in different subjects through phenomenon-based learning.

The Espoo-based Glims & Gloms Dance Theatre will be hosting a seminar on this theme together with NOBA (Nordic-Baltic Dance Network for Young Audiences). The seminar, which is directed to artists, culture workers and school teachers, aims to introduce, give new ideas and function as a meeting place for artists and teachers. The seminar offers an opportunity to meet artists and discuss the possibilities that dance has to offer.

The seminar will present some already materialized and ongoing projects and funding possibilities of audience outreach in Finland and the Nordic countries.

The themes of the seminar: funding, the encounter between the field of art and the surroundings, cultural identity, embodiment, growing as a human being, communication skills and phenomenon-based learning.

Maximum 100 attendees, free of charge
Coffee service, lunch at own expense
The language of the seminar is English


Wednesday, September 30

18:00-20:00 - Exhibition Centre WeeGee (optional)
An opportunity to visit Exhibition Centre WeeGee. Free admission 18:00-20:00.
Venue: Exhibition Centre WeeGee, Espoo More information >

20:00 - Opening ceremony
We are planning for opening cocktails at Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden
(further information will come)
Venue: Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden, Espoo

Thursday, October 1

9:50-10:40 - Kutitus festival (optional)
Take the opportunity to see a performance at the Kutitus festival
Venue: Espoo Cultural Centre Festival information and tickets >

The seminar program will take place at Vindängen Music hall, Vindängen 5 (Tuulikuja 5, Tapiola, Espoo)

10:30 - Morning coffee and mingling

11:00 - Welcome and NOBA presentation 

11:10-12:45 - Is it all about the money?
• Kaikukortti presentation / Aura Linnapuomi More information >
• The Hanasaari Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre More information >
• PiiPoo – accessible centre for art and culture / Pilvi Kuitu More information >
• Presentation TILT project -  funding / Anne Ekenes, Panta Rei Danseteater More information >
• One speakers will be confirmed later

12:45-13:30 - Lunch (at own expense)

13:30-14:50 - Case studies
• Presentation TILT project / Anne Ekenes, Panta Rei Danseteater More information >
• KULPS! Presentation / Kaisa Koskela, City of Espoo More information >
• “Against School Bullying” workshop at Espoo primary schools / Tuomo Railo, Glims & Gloms Dance Theatre More information >
• What kind of cooperation schools are looking for? / Teacher Reetta Ahola, Mainingin koulu
More information >
• “My Name Is” – community art project / Jenni Koistinen, Zodiak – Center for New Dance
More information (in Finnish) >
• Ilmiö X / Tiina Susiluoto, Annantalo Arts Centre, Helsinki More information >

14:50-15:00 - Coffee and mingling

15:00-16:00 – Round table discussion
• Moderated by Pilvi Kuitu

16:00 - Day over

Friday, October 2

Dance workshops for dancers, choreographers and teachers who are interested in dance as a tool for learning. Remember to registrate! Max. 25 participants. Register here >
Venue: Vindängen Music hall, Vindängen 5 (Tuulikuja 5, Tapiola, Espoo)

09:45 - Morning coffee and mingling

10:00 - Workshop

12:00 - Lunch and mingling (at own expense)

12:45 - Day over

Subject to change without notice.


Welcome! /NOBA

Maximum 100 attendees, free of charge
Coffee service, lunch at own expense
The language of the seminar is English
For questions, thoughts and comments please contact


And don´t forget that you can apply for the NOBA travet grant and get your travel to Espoo funded! 



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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