Welcome to the 13th daCi World Congress 2015 in Copenhagen!
Dansehallerne (The Dance Halls), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen and the Danish National School of Performing Arts WELCOME you to Copenhagen, Denmark in July 2015! The 13th daCi World Congress will offer a unique opportunity for everyone interested in dance and young people – to meet, dance, share, present and discuss issues related to the congress theme across age levels and professions!
The main venue for the activities will be Dansehallerne situated at the old Carlsberg Brewery in the heart of Copenhagen. The former mineral water bottling factory has been transformed to Northern Europe’s biggest centre for modern dance with stages, rehearsal spaces and offices. We will do all we can to help you enjoying what daCi and the Danish Capital of Copenhagen have to offer you during the summer of 2015!
The 13th World Congress will explore the theme of identity in dance as it is experienced in formal, nonformal and informal settings of education. It will be a unique opportunity for everyone interested in dance and young people to meet, dance, share, present and discuss issues related to the congress theme across age levels and professions. The program will hold a variety of activities and presentation formats such as Nordic Dance Flavour workshops, invited keynotes, Creative Meeting Points, Twin Labs, Youth Forums, Professional Forums, papers, panels, research and dance workshops, project dialogues, lecture sharings, performances of young people and professional companies
Dance is as both a practical and a research area in rapid growth. Dance is part of four recognized artistic areas within arts education which is acknowledged as a key area within UNESCO’s 21st Century Skills. Dance education in particular puts an emphasis on the role of the body in artistic processes and the body is in current research in educational studies, psychology and neurophysiology highlighted as being the ‘place’ where experiences, expressions and identity processes are grounded. A person’s identities are in a multi-faceted understanding believed to be constantly developed in intertwinement with embodied and cultural experiences, social relations and all kinds of situations that we as human beings are part of. The Congress will explore:
- How can we understand identity in the 21st Century?
- What kinds of identity are experienced and expressed in dance practice of young people around the world today?
- What role does dance play for young people to understand their own and others’ identities?
- How do professionals working with dance and young people understand their own professional identity?