Cancelled: Future(s) of Dance Education(s): Opportunities and Challenges

Cancelled: Future(s) of Dance Education(s): Opportunities and Challenges

International Conference in Trondheim, Norway

23–25 April 2020, Trondheim, Norway

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To safeguard public health and wellbeing, we are regretfully informing you that the conference is cancelled as the world is now facing the pandemic of the corona-virus (COVID-19).

We are really, really sorry for having to cancel and apologize for all the inconveniences this change may cause you.

Please be safe and take care of yourself and your communities.

Future(s) of Dance Education(s): Opportunities and Challenges, was supposed to be an international conference for dance practitioners, teachers and researchers, within the field of dance education in pre-school, primary school, upper secondary school, higher education, cultural school, private dance school and other educational environments.

Department of Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, was intended to host the conference in collaboration with Uniarts Helsinki´s CERADA, Stockholm University of the Arts – DOCH and SANS, Norway (Center for dance practice, previous Dance in School/Dans i skolen)

The objective of the conference

The functions of dance education are changing in tandem with social, cultural and political changes. Therefore, it is timely to reflect critically on and adapt educational practices in dance. Such reflection addresses for example lifelong learning, resilience, embodied and holistic learning, but also the individual willingness to take risks and confront habitual modes of working and go beyond normative boundaries. With this conference we wanted to illuminate the power of the art of dance in society and in people´s lives.
Based on the current momentum of interests in the potential of arts education, it was a goal with this conference to illuminate research and practices, which focus on these issues and facilitate the possibility to strengthen the field and to exchange knowledge. We hoped that new networks would be created at the conference, and that it would result in initiating new research projects.

Visioning possible and alternative futures helps us take informed steps in constructing new opportunities for dance, dance education and dance educational research in many different contexts.

Invited keynote speakers

Invited keynote speakers

Rose Martin

  • Topic: «Change is coming, whether you like it or not»: Critical questions for the future(s) of dance education.

Elle Sofe Sara

  • Topic: «Ieš don fertet - do it yourself!»

Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

  • Topic: «Dance as a future base for pedagogic practice of teaching in schools?»