On Thursday February 9 we kick-off Step’s Dance Club with the first of five meetings occurring throughout spring 2023!
During these five occasions, the teachers will get the opportunity to delve deeper into dance for young audiences. There will be performances and talks, introduction to tools for talking about dance, there will be time for reflection and some movement. What is dance for young audiences and what regional and local structures surround it? How can we learn to interpret and discuss what we experience during a dance performance and what can the artistic process look like? Part of the course also include a visit to the dance and theatre festival Imaginate in Edinburgh, where the Swedish teachers get the opportunity to meet representatives from both the festival and from Teachers’ Theatre Club.
The group consists of fourteen representatives from preschool, elementary school and special schools in the municipalities Falkenberg, Göteborg, Mölndal, Halmstad, Kungsbacka and Lerum. The course has been developed by Step and is led by Sandra Grehn.
Sandra Grehn is a performing arts researcher who teaches Theatre Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University and Linnæus University. She is also a freelance lecturer and moderator as well as a performing arts critic at Göteborgs-Posten. Her dissertation revolves around three plays at Backa Teater in Gothenburg, and she has been working with questions concerning performing art’s role in society, development of professional performing arts for young audiences and participatory perspectives.
We look forward to starting the work with our teachers’ group!