TEXT AND DANCE – case studies in dance writing. Writing Movement seminar in English in Helsinki

www.Liikekieli.com  organizes a SEMINAR as a part of Writing Movement:

TEXT AND DANCE – case studies in dance writing

Saturday 16.11.2013 at Theatre Academy, Helsinki (auditorium 1, Haapaniemenkatu 6)

OPENING WORDS by Veera Lamberg, editor in chief, Liikekieli.com
10.00-11.00 critic Ott Karulin, Estonia: CRITIC AS A PART OF THE ARTISTIC PROCESS
11.00-11.30 discussion about Karulin’s presentation
11.30-11.45 pause
11.45-12.45 choreographer Moa Sahlin and poet Sara Hallström, Sweden: WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CHOREOGRAPHY AND POETRY
12.45-13.15 discussion about Sahlin’s and Hallström’s presentation

13.15-14.00 lunch pause

14.00-15.00 choreographer Alan Lucien Øyen, Norway: CO-OPERATION BETWEEN A WRITER AND A CHOREOGRAPHER
15.00-15.30 discussion about Alan’s presentation

The seminar is free of charge and open for everybody. It will be held in English.

Ott Karulin (b.1980) is the head of Estonian Theatre Agency and has written theatre
reviews for the last ten years. In spring 2013 he defended his PhD in theatre research at
the university of Tartu with a dissertation titled ”Rakvere Theatre in search of Full Games in
1985 to 2009”. Karulin has been working in Estonia in artistic processes with
choreographers and directors and in that way challenged the boundaries of how a critic
usually works.

Moa Sahlin (b.1974) is a Swedish choreographer and dance pedagog with MA in
choreography from Laban, London 2005. She works as artistic director of Dansbyrån
Göteborg, an innovative platform for artistic development in dance. Her own work focuses
on feministic contemporary dance art where she is interested in art theory, community
work and postmodern ideas.

Sara Hallström (b.1979) is Swedish poet and pedagog. She is also studying to become a
pre-school teacher. Since 2004 she has released five different works of poetry of which
two are collaborations with other artists, and at one time she also wrote a children´s book.
Her poems often deal a lot with the body, sounds, place, feelings, power(s), habits and the

Alan Lucien Øyen (b.1978) is one of Norway’s most known and prized choreographers.
Since 2004 he has made many ballet and contemporary dance works for dance companies
in Norway and abroad. He is the founder and artistic director of his own company Winter
Guests. Alan Lucien Øyen often creates text himself to his choreographic works and many
times the performers on stage are themselves writers, choreographers and directors.

Writing Movement -hanke 2013

Project coordinators
Jenni Sainio, jenni.sainio@liikekieli.com, +358 40 722 1903
Veera Lamberg, veera.lamberg@liikekieli.com, +358 50 544 8104

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