ONGOING Workshops and lectures for choreographers, filmmakers, visual artist´s and actors

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ONGOING Workshops and lectures for choreographers, filmmakers, visual artist´s and actors

Time: June 9, 2014 all day
Location: Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sverige, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ireland
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Event Country: iceland, denmark, finland, sverige, norway, estonia, latvia, lithuania, poland, ireland
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Latest Activity: Jun 9, 2014

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Event Description

Workshops - Lectures:

Physical cinema - Physical theatre - Text to movement and movement to text. 

Objectives of the workshops/ lectures; 

As a visiting teacher on the course ‘Dance and New Media’ my objectives will be to introduce the students, from the different areas of performing arts and visual and media arts, to a new approach to observing and documenting movement and dance. An inter-disciplinary approach will be used and the students are not confined to their areas of expertise but will be exposed to other methods of working.


The fact that the students come from different Nordic, Baltic and other countries and that their areas of work extend from music to dance to visual arts has an added value. It is rare that this combination of students, disciplines and teachers can work together on an extended project.

Content of the teaching:

Teaching will encompass an introduction to my working methods, idea development, own field work, discussions and the making of small film clips to be used in the final week of the workshop.

At the end:

Apart from the students gathering their own material for the creating of a final collaborative showing, I expect the students to have experienced a unique way of working across disciplines, methodologies and countries. 


Art academy of Iceland, Icelandic Film School, University of Gothenburg Sverige, The University of Dance and Circus (Swedish: Dans- och cirkushögskolan, DOCH) Department of the performance of the arts Turku University of Applied Sciences Finland, Statens Scenekunstskole/ The Danish National School of  Performing Arts , University of Ulster Ireland, Lithuanian contemporary dance Academy / Airos Dance Theatre, Latvian Academy of Culture, Estonian academy of contemporary dance, Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University (BFM), including part of KEDJA (see here below) among other venues and festivals.

ECA engaged Helena as an expert to lead cross/ inter-disciplnary NORDPLUS workshops specifically focused upon the meeting point between dance and film. Helena is a dedicated pedagogue in this unique area of arts education and developed a comprehensive lecture presentation that introduced the entire concept of Physical Cinema for the participating film and dance teachers who are members of NORDPLUS ECA Network.

KEDJA 2008 - 2015   HJ as Teacher - lectures - mentor

The keðja project has since 2008 been the vastest meeting platform for dance artists as well as educators, producers, scholars and academics, artists from other sectors and dancing youth to meet and address important issues within the contemporary dance field in the Nordic-Baltic region.  Artistic events, workshops, seminars and other kinds of exchange has taken place, empowering dance people from the whole Nordic-Baltic region. keðjas activities has taken place in 8 countries involving more than 1500 dance professionals.


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