TILT Grow seminar and master class: The role of dance in the public space


Panta Rei Dance Theater and Dansens Hus invite you to an open seminar and master class with the theme “Dance in the public space” featuring a plethora of national and international choreographers.

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– Who do you NOT see among the audience at your performances?
(Sonya Lindfors, choreographer)

Panta Rei Dance Theater and Dansens Hus invite to an open seminar and master class with the theme “Dance in the public space” with a star gallery of national and international choreographers.

Featuring the Australian choreographer James Batchelor and artist, producer and playwright Bek Berger, known for the solo Hyperspace which has been named one of the twenty best dance productions in Europe.

Several Norwegian artists contribute with their expertise and experience. In addition, Samme Raeymaekers will give his perspective as Artistic Director at Dansens Hus.

How can we create more presence of dance art in the public space? How can we aim for new arenas, create art on different terms than in the usual black box? And is dancing in a public space more important now than ever – in a post pandemic world? There will be lectures and discussions. It will be a master class. It will be a performance. Welcome!

Full program below.

PS: Limited number of places. Send an email to silje@pantareidanseteater.com for registration. Please state in your email if you would like to attend just one or both days..

Program Day 1 / Seminar

Choreographer James Batchelor, artist, producer and playwright Bek Berger and several Norwegian dance artists contribute expertise and experience during this seminar. In addition, Samme Raeymaekers, artistic director at Dansens Hus will give his perspective as artistic director at Dansens Hus.

We present examples of artistic work in public spaces and invite participants to explore their own artistic ideas and experiences through exciting discussions about the current dance scene.

Date: Friday, May 27th
Time: 09:00 -15: 00
Location: Dansens Hus

Program day 2 / Master class

We invite all choreographers, dancers and performers to an open master class with Bek Berger and James Batchelor. We follow up the themes from yesterday, get an insight into the Hyperspace method – and get to experience the remarkable solo towards the end of the day.

Hyperspace is a solo that presents a vision of the human body seen through the prism of cosmology, a mapping of the universe in and around it.

The solo is based on attention zones that shrink and expand during a performance. The method explores the idea of ​​mapping space as a bodily process, and takes minimalism to a new level. Batchelor proves with this solo that even the slightest movement can be virtuoso. The hyperspace method has been tested in theatres’ of various shapes and sizes across Europe and Australia, as well as non-theatrical and outdoor venues.

James and Bek will share their approach to “site-responsive” work this day. Using James’ movement material from Hyperspace as a starting point, the master class will provide the participants with useful tools that can be used in the development of their own projects.

James and Beck are two artists you should definitely get acquainted with!

Date: Saturday, May 28th
Time: 11: 00-15: 00
Venue: Dance House, Main Stage

Registration: silje@pantareidanseteater.com

Get a taste of Hyperspace “here”: https: //vimeo.com/350007804