What:            Great art for small people: How do we engage the youngest audience?

When:            Wednesday December 10th at 10h00-11h30.

Where:          Bærum Cultural Centre, in the Foyer Café


Theatre and dance for babies are becoming more and more popular. The demand for good performances is increasing.

What characterizes good art for the youngest audience? How do we cater for babies’ ways of experience and expression? What trends and methods are currently predominant in theatre and dance for babies?

We have invited artists and scholars to share their experience and findings in a seminar on the very youngest audience. An inspirational introduction will be followed by an informal panel discussion, where seminar partcipants are invited to take part.

The seminar takes place during ICE HOT– Nordic Dance Platform. The first two days are designated productions for KIDS – which provides a perfect setting for encounters and interchange between the platform delegates and Norwegian companies dedicated to a young audience.

The seminar is co-produced by Bærum Cultural Centre, regional center of excellence for dance, Dansens hus/ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform and ASSITEJ Norway.

The seminar will be held in English.



0930  Coffee and croissants

1000   Welcome to ASSITEJ- forum!


1010  Introductory talk

Great art for small people: How do we engage the youngest audience?

Ben Fletcher-Watson, PhD, Researcher at Institute for Capitalising on Creativity, St. Andrews.

You cn read Ben’s text here: Great art for small people_Ben Fletcher-Watson


1040   Panel discussion

Panellists: Ben Fletcher-Watson, Inger Cecilie Bertran de Lis, Ida Uvaas, Leif Hernes

Moderator: Hilde Annette Aakre

1110  Open discussion, questions from the floor.


1130 Mingle!