The Dramaturgy of Space

Publisert: 28.03.2023

It is our great pleasure to be welcoming you to the seminar «The Dramaturgy of Space», hosted by Nordic Street Network.

It is a seminar where we discuss the relation between context and artwork and zoom in on how one deals with the information that is already there when working site specific. It is a seminar about dramaturgical strategies and bold artistic decisions that meets the harsh reality of public space.

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10.00 – 10.10 Welcome to Tromsø by Susanne Næss Nielsen, director of Davvi – Centre for Performing Arts.
Nordic Street Network – Introduction by Heidi Johanne Engsig

10.10 – 11.00 Who´s here? Workshop with Ludvig Duregård

11.00 – 11.15 Break

11.15 – 11:45 Contextualizing invisible spaces
Northern Norway is full of invisible spaces: spaces that means nothing to most people. But if one takes a closer look, there might be more to these places than meets the eye. This is a conversation between choreographer Maria Landmark and Ingvild Isaksen about finding the spark that can make a “dead” place come alive again, and how to negotiate performing arts with the everyday life of the space.
Speakers: Choreographers Ingvild Isaksen and Maria Landmark11:45 – 12:00 Wrap-up / Conversation12.00 – 13.15 Lunch13.15 – 13.45 Tradition and contemporary context: The dialogue with land from a Sami perspective.
Speakers: Writer, poet and theatremaker Siri Broch Johansen in conversation with Leif Magne Tangen.

13:45 – 14:00 Wrap-up / Conversation

14.00 – 14.15 break

14.15 – 14.45 Navigating expectations in public space
Katrine Strøm from Katma has recently made a performance at a cemetery in Tromsø. In this talk she is unfolding the navigation between artistic ambitions and the conventional expectations of the do´s and don´ts in a place where history is literally all over the place.
Speakers: Katrine Strøm, price winning artistic director of Katma in conversation with Susanne Næss Nielsen, director of Davvi – Centre of Performing Arts.

14.45 – 15.30 Reflections and the way forward by Ludvig Duregård // MINI-SESSIONS //

The seminar is happening during the performing Arts Festival Vårscenefest. We do hope you will come earlier and stay for the party. The festival opens on April 26th and finishes on Sunday 30th of April.The Nordic Street Network partners are: Helsingør Teater/Passage Festivalen in Denmark, Foundation Initium from Latvia and Davvi - Centre for Performing Arts, Norway.

Thursday 27. April 2023, 10:00–16:00 AM.

At Ludwig Mack Brygghus, Tromsø - Norway