Dance Konference in Dansehallerne

Do you want to hear about dance as an artform in schools, and do you want to investigate the potential of art in participatory (choreographic) art?

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Please, join our conference in Dansehallerne on May 30th-31st 2017!

Dansehallerne hereby invites you for a two-day conference about Dance in schools and about participatory (choreographic) art. Join us and be part of exciting and challenging dialogues and movement laboratoires og get inspiration from artists, school teachers and academic researchers from Denmark and abroad.

NB – please choose, whether you want to join the conference for one or two days.

Day one: Dance in Schools

Tuesday May 30th 2017 at 10.00-16.30

When does dance as an artform matter in schools – and why?

Hear about dance as an artform in schools and be part of discussions about whether and how dance contributes to the education, the individual and common growth, learning and the social lives of children in schools.

Be part of movement laboratoires with dance companies Studio Wayne McGregor (UK) and Cacao Bleu (BEL), and the orchestra Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (DE).

Keynote speakers:

  • Paul Collard, director of Creativity, Culture and Education, The International Foundation for Creative Learning (UK).
  • Simon Axø, philosopher and principal of Testrup Højskole (DK).

The day will be facilitated by Karsten Thygesen, former teacher and headmaster of a school, and today CEO of



– a conference on participatory (choreographic) art projects. 

Dansehallerne, May 31st 2017 at 9.00-15.30

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How does the involvement of citizens, communities and audiences in art projects influence artwork, artists and arts institutions? 

Taking our point of departure in this question, we explore the potential and the challenges of participatory (choreographic) art. Experience Studio Wayne McGregor (UK), Poste Restante (SWE), Fevered Sleep (UK), Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (GER), hello!earth (DK), Wooloo (DK), and keynote speaker Birgit Eriksson (associate professor and leader of the network Take Part at Aarhus University, DK).

The main target group of the conference is artists, art and culture institutions as well as independent producers and project managers.

NB – This part of the conference will be in English and is part of the theatre festival CPH Stage.


The conference is organised by Dansehallerne with support from The Nordea Foundation.

The conference springs from Dansehallerne’s nationwide project “Ta’ Fat Om Dansen(Make Dance Matter) supported by the Nordea Foundation. This project has brought community dance activities to thousands of people in Denmark from 2014 to 2017.  A number of these cases will be presented during the conference.


Time & Place:

May 30th at 10.00-16.30 and May 31st at 9-15.30 in Dansehallerne, Bohrsgade 19, (2nd floor), 1799 Copenhagen V.



You may choose to register for one or two days.

Two-day-ticket (May 30th and 31st): 400 DKK (including lunch and coffee/tea during the day) / Buy ticket

Ticket for Needcompany*: 100 DKK

One-day-ticket May 30th: Dance in schools: 250 DKK (including lunch and coffee/tea during the day) / Buy ticket

One-day-ticket May 31st: Taking Part in the Arts?: 250 DKK (including lunch and coffee/tea during the day) / Buy ticket

(NB special student price – please show your student card at the conference registration:

Two-day-ticket: 200 DKK (including lunch and coffee/tea during the day) / buy ticket

One-day-ticket May 30th: 125 DKK (including lunch and coffee/tea during the day) / buy ticket

One-day-ticket May 31st: 125 DKK (including lunch and coffee/tea during the day) / buy ticket

*As a special offer and in collaboration with CPH Stage, we offer our conference guests tickets at a special price for the performance ‘The Blind Poet’ by Needcompany (BEL), playing at Skuespilhuset, The Royal Theatre, May 31st at 19.00 Read about the performance here


Anna Krarup +45 33 88 80 45