Keynote speakers

Choreographic Toolbox
Professor Dr. Gabriele Klein, The University of Hamburg, Germany.
The research project called „The Choreographic Toolbox“ focused on working methods of contemporary artists. Together with 40 international choreographers, the researchers investigated working processes. The aim of the project was to develop a practical-theoretical concept for the mediation of contemporary choreography into a broader dance field that also meets its central characteristics.
Full professor for sociology of movemenent, sports and dance; chief of the section "culture, media, society", director of the Centre of Performance Studies. MA in Sociology, History, Pedagogy, Sport Science and Dance Studies 1997-1985. PhD at the Faculty for Social Science at the Ruhr-University of Bochum 1990

Dance Pedagogy in a Contemporary World
Professor Eeva Anttila, The Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland.

This presentation will take a critical look at western pedagogical and artistic traditions, and problematize some conventional beliefs and practices that no longer seem valid in current socio-political and cultural climate. It will also discuss the position of different dance styles and forms in relation to cultural currents and blurring of boundaries between art forms, popular and high culture, and professional and non-professional art.
Professor in Dance Pedagogy, MA in Dance from the UCLA 1992, Ed.Lic from the University of Helsinki 1997, Doctor of Arts at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland 2003.

Sustaining the Teaching of Dance Education: Relationships, Relationships and more Relationships
Associate Professor  Ralph Buck, Auckland University, New Zealand.

Implicit in the inclusion of dance in the school curriculum are philosophical, educational and political arguments that dance offers children a means for thinking, and a form for the expression and understanding of self, others and events. This paper argues that central to the inclusion of dance in the classroom are the meanings of dance that each teacher constructs in their classroom.
Head of Dance Studies. MA in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey 1989, PhD in Education from the University of Otago 2003. Ralph Bucks current research aims to record and profile a diversity of dance education and community dance practices around the world titled "Our Dance Stories".

Social Somatic Learning Didactics: Facilitating Students' in Exploring Their Embodied Self-identities and Potential
Associate Professor Becky Dyer from The Arizona State University, USA.

Becky Dyer will discuss the kind of didactics she has investigated and developed, and how it has helped students to explore their self identities and its potential.
Departement of Dance. M.F.A. in Dance, emphasis in choreography and performance, Texas Woman´s University 2002. PhD in Dance, emphasis in dance pedagogy and somatics, Texas Woman' s University 2010.

Difference as a generative force in the Dance Laboratory
Associate Professor Tone Pernille Østern, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.

The pedagogical approach developed in the Dance Laboratory uses difference as a generative force in the dance studio to build dialogue, content and form. Based on improvisation the Dance Laboratory creates choreography, and the lecture demonstration shows a glimpse of the group’s previous performance work.
MA in Education from Åbo Academy, Finland 1995. Professional Diploma in Community Dance, Laban Center for Movement and Dance, London 1996. Exam as a Dance Pedagogue from the University of Dance and Circus/DOCH, Sweden 1999. PhD of Art, Theatre Academy, Finland 2009. Director/Choreographer for the "Inclusive Dance Company" and Choreographer for the "Dance Laboratory".

Improvisation in jazz dance as a didactic and artistic tool
Associate Professor Katarina Lundmark from the University of Dance and Circus/DOCH, Stockholm, Sweden.

In her lecture demonstration Lundmark will talk about her work with developing dance didactics, how she formulated her definition of the genre, the concepts she finds fundamental in the work, the methodical system she constructed, the choices she made in relation to tradition, purpose and context. Lundmark will also show practical examples of different aspects of improvisation in jazz dance as a didactic and artistic tool.
Exam as Dance Pedagogue at DOCH 1986 and is further qualified by studies in Köln, Paris and New York as well as other places. Lundmark is also an accomlished dancer and has worked with different well known Swedish choreographers.

Functionality without function - relating technique to choreography
PhD candidate Rasmus Ölme from the University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm, Sweden.

Rasmus will speak of the research he´s doing as PhD candidate in choregraphic composition. The focus will be on the blending of the pedagogical and the choreographic work. The issue will be addressed through his perspective on functional movement and functionality as such.
Practitioner in the field of dance and choreography. After an international career as a dancer Ölme founded REFUG in 2001 and has since then combined choreographic production with teaching worldwide.

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