Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Future(s) of Dance Education(s): Opportunities and Challenges proudly announces three exciting keynote speakers that will share their knowledge through three different keynotes on the conference:

Rose Martin

Rose Martin. Foto

Rose Martin

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

Keynote 23 April

Rose Martin, Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland. From January 2020 she will commence as Associate Professor in Arts Education with a focus on Multiculturalism at NTNU. Rose’s research explores intercultural arts education, arts in locations of conflict, occupation and trauma, and specifically in the realms of dance education, community dance, dance and politics.

Elle Sofe Sara

Elle Sofe Sara. Foto
Foto: Per Heimly

Elle Sofe Sara

«Ieš don fertet - do it yourself!»

Ella Sofe Sara is based in Guovdageaidnu, and is a choreographer and director who works at the interlaces of video art, filmmaking and dance. In her works she regularly sheds light on the social, political and cultural peculiarities and challenges of the Sámi People. She holds a Master's degree in Choreography at the Oslo Academy of the Arts and studied Dance at the Laban School in London.

Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

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

Keynote 25 April

Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, Associate Professor, Head of Studies at the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen. Currently carrying out research with an educational perspective in an interdisciplinary dance-visual arts project involving children in Cape Town and Copenhagen. Collaborator of the Finnish strategic research project ArtsEqual 2015-2020. From 2019 co-chair of the European Observatories of Arts and Cultural Education linked to UNESCO.