Alfredo Zinola & Micaela Kühn Jara

Seminar for choreographers and dancers

On artistic practices in choreography for children and youth

Would you like to get inspired and gain more knowledge about working with children in schools and day care? Then join us at Dansehallerne’s seminar for choreographers and dancers

June 25th, 2019
10:00 – 15:30
The seminar will be in English.

Program kl. 9.00 – 15.30
08:45 – 09:15 Arrival with coffee/the
09:15 – 09:30 Welcome and presentation
09:30 – 12:30 Workshop with Alfredo Zinola
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 News from Dansehallerne
14:00 – 15:00 Reflections on Moving Concepts with Micaela Kühn Jara
15:00 – 15:30 Final remarks

The seminar is developed by Dansehallerne and arranged in collaboration with The Danish National School of Performing Arts.

Fee and registration
Participation fee (includes lunch, coffee and cake): 130 DKK

For online registration click here
The deadline for registration is June 17th.

The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Philip de Langes Allé 3, 1437 København K

Workshop with Alfredo Zinola
Alfredo Zinola wishes to explore the question: What is a child in the context of performing arts? He says:

“In the research processes of my productions, I bring into dialogue the topics I am interested in and our common idea of childhood. For this, I usually work with research groups – consisting of children or the specific target audience – already in an early stage of the research. Part of this work is finding strategies on how to make this dialogue happen. To find these strategies, I try to understand the assumptions we have about a child and the child’s relation to my proposed topic. I often encounter taboo or uncomfortable topics on the way, which happen to relate less to the children’s reality, but more to culture.  

I would like to ask each workshop participant to pick up a theme they would like to work on as maker, facilitator, teacher, etc for a young audience. From there we will start to understand how we see and identify this audience without having it in front of us. We will imagine and put into practice strategies on how to approach a real target audience applying the questions: What is a child? How would a child react to my theme?”

The workshop will consist of dialogue and physical activity.

Alfredo Zinola is a performer and choreographer based in Germany. He joined the Modern Dance Study Program at Folkwang University in 2006 and later graduated in Intercultural Communication from University of Turin. His method is based on collaboration with other artists and focuses on young audiences.

Reflections on Moving Concepts with Micaela Kühn Jara
Micaela Kühn Jara will reflect upon the artistic process from idea to reality. She says:

”In Dansehallerne’s youth programme, the production processes frame an openness in regards to formats and ways of involving the audience. At the same time, the works that tour in schools and kindergardens are very different – and they all develop though time and through encounters with many children and different spaces. This raises the questions ”How do the works develop and change?” ”What are common issues and topics across different works?”.

This reflection is based on the first tryouts of the new groups and the dialogue with the companies already touring within Dansehallerne’s youth programme.”

Micaela Kühn Jara works in the intersection between education and artistic production and has a particular interest in participatory processes. She is the Young Audience Artistic Advisor at Dansehallerne and a guest lecturer at The Danish National School of Performing Arts. In addition, she is the creative producer and tour manager for Alfredo Zinola.

Where / The Danish National School of Performing Arts, PHILIP DE LANGES ALLÉ 3, 1437 KØBENHAVN K.