Oslo Parkour Park. October - Kl 09.30- 15.30 Register
Are you an artist and a parent? Do you need more resources? Are you aware of what legal rights you have as a parent in Norway in general, and your rights as an artistic performer in particular? Are you thinking of having children and want more information about support, structures and practical experiences from other artists?
This practical seminar shares fresh data from our survey about parenting for artists in Norway, research from movement artist Katelyn Skelley and info and debate with Balansekunst. Ilse Ghekiere and Olive Bieringa from PRAXIS Oslo facilitate the day with time for physical explorations and exchange of practical experiences.
The day is divided into two 2,5 hour sessions that can be experienced separately or as a whole day. Please note that the seminar is moderated in English, Expressions/conversations in Norwegian are of course welcome.
09.30-9.45 Welcome 9.45 - 10.15 Contemplative dance practice: a reflective meditation and movement practice artists of all disciplines with Olive Bieringa 10.15 - 10.45 Survey findings with Ilse Ghekiere 10.45 -11 Balansekunst with Katinka Maraz 11-12.30 Workshop with Katelyn Skelley 12.30-13.15 Lunch 13.15 -15 Facilitated small group discussions lead by Olive Bieringa 15 - 15.15 Harvesting and summary with Ilse Ghekiere 15.15 -15.30 Closing
Katelyn Skelley is a dancer working in the realm of education, research and performance. She holds a BFA in dance from New York University and a MA in Contemporary Dance Education from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK) in Frankfurt. Katelyn is a lecturer of dance at HfMDK and co-initiated the platform re-dance in 2020 that centers parenting dancers, through which she pursues further research on the topic. Interviewing has become a central practice in her research on motherhood and dance. She will share some of her prior work on the topic as well as methods for interview listening and asking. You can see her latest interview series with four female dance artists who are parents under the ‘project section’ at www.re-dance.work
ELLIS is a network for knowledge exchange and learning. The collaborators are Musikkteaterforum, Norsk Skuespillersenter, PRODA – Profesjonell Dansetrening, CODA Oslo International Dance Festival, PRAXIS Oslo og Skuespiller- og danseralliansen. Together they work to provide professional development opportunities for the performing arts in Norway.
Artist parent resources
This list offers resources that might be of interest to performing artists who are also parents. This list is obviously not complete, so if you have information that you would like to add, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
MUMS ON STAGE: Stories by women from different countries, cultures and disciplines talking about the physical and emotional experience of combining motherhood with performance, what their countries and cultures have to offer, what are their priorities and what they want to share with others.
DANCE MAMA: Stories, resources about motherhood in dance. Offers specialized research (e.g. pelvic flour muscles, core stability) and workshops in the UK.
PERFORMANCE AND THE MATERNAL: an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project led by the University of South Wales (Cardiff) and Edge Hill University (Ormskirk). Includes interviews and an extensive biography on the topic.
The Cultural ReProducers Network is a space for connecting parents in the arts to share resources, opportunities, links and events, reach out for support and collaboration, and devise plans to take over the art world.
Blood Baby is an iterative performance quadriptych exploring the intersectional experiences of gender performance, queer motherhood and parenthood, queer sexuality, and belonging created by artist Meg Foley.
‘The Missing Chapter to Ina Mays guide’: episode from the podcast series The Longest Shortest Time. About natural birth and when it doesn't work the way you expected to. Includes a wonderful exchange with the famous midwife and author Ina Mays.
How do freelance dance artists who are parents unite having a professional artistic career and parenting? Is there a way to draw creative potential from the experience of parenting? Read more at Re-Dance
CLASSES IN OSLO
Body-Mind Centering® for adults wanting to learn more about your child's development. Parents with infants and small children are welcome to join our Body-Mind Centering class on Wednesday afternoons. Learn more.