Dance moves - into the social and political context

Seminar Oktoberdans 2004

Dance moves - into the social and political context was a seminar during Oktoberdans 2004, at BIT Teatergarasjen. The seminar aimed to examine the tendencies of today’s dance production. How does contemporary dance reflect social and political currents? What is the force and potential of dance and how does it matter outside of its own field? A series of experienced performers and theorists were invited to reflect over these questions.


(Objekt ID 9833)
Object type Production
Produced by BIT Teatergarasjen
In collaboration with Performing Arts Hub Norway, Dance Information Norway
Language English
Keywords Seminar

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The seminar Dance moves - into the social and political context was held over two days during the festival Oktoberdans in Bergen in 2004.

Themes such as cultural development, diversity, identity and gender illuminate how the art of dance through its presence in the public room contributes to affecting the cultural understanding and contribute to confirming or changing current society.

Among the contributors were Cristina Caprioli (Sweden), Gunn Engelsrud (Norway), Karen Foss (Norway), Myriam van Imshoot (Belgium), André Lepecki (Portugal), Avanthi Meduri (India), Per Roar (Norway), Hooman Sharifi (Norway), Marit Strømmen (Norway). The project was led by Camilla Eeg.

The seminar was held in collaboration between Camilla Eeg and BIT Teatergarasjen and it was supported by The Norwegian Association of Performing Arts/NAPA, Centre for Dance, The Fund for Performing Artists and The Freedom of Expression Foundation Fritt Ord.

Source: BIT Teatergarasjen, Oktoberdans 2004. 03.12.2010: -arkiv

Contributors (10)
Name Role
Cristina Caprioli – Other
Camilla Eeg-Tverbakk – Other
Gunn Engelsrud – Other
Karen Foss – Other
André Lepecki – Other
Avanthi Meduri – Other
Per Roar – Other
Hooman Sharifi – Other
Marit Strømmen – Other
Myriam Van Imschoot – Other
Performance dates
October 16, 2004 10:00 – Sardinen USF, USF Verftet seminar
October 15, 2004 10:00 – Sardinen USF, USF Verftet seminar
Festivals (1)
Oktoberdans October 15, 2004