Dalija Acin Thelander / CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION

Choreographic performative practices for babies

LECTURE & DIALOGUE / Dalija Acin Thelander (SE)
Part of the program CHOREOGRAPHY IN ACTION

The choreographer, theatre maker and cultural worker Dalija Acin Thelander is engaged in research and creation in the field of contemporary dance for babies and children.
Fundamental for Dalija Acin Thelanders motivation to create for the youngest audience is the perception of the child as equal to an adult, worthy of encountering arts in early years.

Dalija will this evening present some of her performances for babies (0-18 months) and introduce the choreographic methods and main approaches related to her performative practice and movement. She will emphasize the general concerns related to performing and creating for babies.

This lecture aims to encourage rethinking and challenge the concepts and aesthetics of performing arts for babies, both from the perspective of creating and performativity.

Dalijas choreographic practice for babies is grounded in sensorial-perceptual perspective and she will speak about some of the key aspects of her work:

notion of choreography as expanded practice

synergy of choreography and installation art

sensuous interrelationship of body-mind environment

agency as politicized aesthetic practice

mutually influential exchange between the performers and audience

About the artist Dalija Acin Thelander
She works within the performing arts field as a choreographer, theatre maker and cultural worker. She has been involved in intensive research and creation in the field of contemporary dance for babies and children since 2008, asserting the importance of the early encounters with art.
Her work aspires to contribute to the notion of choreography as expanded practice and focuses on audience’s agency, intersensoriality and emplacement.
Her performances for the youngest audiences have successfully toured in Japan, Korea, China, India, Brazil and Europe. Her choreographed installation for babies “Baby Space” was co-produced in Serbia, Poland, Denmark, Japan, China, Singapore and Greenland.
In 2017 she created commissioned performance for babies for the Royal Opera House in Stockholm, Sweden. She shared the findings of her research and practice internationally throughout numerous of lectures and laboratories.

A program where artists share thoughts about artistic work through conversations, installions, performances and films. New artist every Monday. The program is primarily adressed to  the artists in the field but open to all with an interest. It is in English, Free Entrance.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
CHOREOGRPAHY IN ACTION  takes place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema. The distinctive art institution Kunsthal Charlottenborg ia a close collaborator of Dansehallerne.

When / 7-9 pm

Where / Kunsthal Charlotternborg, Nyhavn 2, Cph K

Photo / Jakub Wittchen