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location: Fat Cat | T29 white space
Thursday, 4th July | 2 - 6.30 pm
Free entry
in German and English language

Childhood today is different from the ideas about childhood in the last 250 years. An in-depth look at current critical childhood research will therefore be valuable also in the specific sense of what kind of production processes can promote the accessibility of work for small children. Experiencing art with all our senses, moving ourselves, watching dance and listening to music – all of this has an impact on personality in our early development as children. How can dance be rooted in cultural education right from the beginning?


The seminar days are there to enable knowledge exchange and networking amongst those who work in dance and cultural education.


Sabine Hattinger-Allende (Childhood research) 

Keynote speech: 

On being born: Towards a new choreography of generation

Some thoughts about fantasies colonizing modern childhoods, the beauty and difficulty of care, the (im-)possibilities of intersubjectivity and the meaning of being born.


Saskia Wieringa (Producer, Tanzhaus Oslo, Norway)

Claire Summerfield (Producer, Tandem Works/Second Hand Dance Company, UK)

Ceren Oran, Alfredo Zinola, Takeshi Matsumoto, Ute Schmitt, Dörte Wolter

(choreographers and dance professionals)


Concept: Simone Schulte-Aladağ

Moderation: Elisabeth Nehring

Sabine Hattinger-Allende is a researcher and lecturer in educational science at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. She was trained as an early childhood educator in Ried im Innkreis, earned her master’s degree in political science at the University of Vienna, studied photography and audiovisual media at the Graphische in Vienna and completed a program in popular education and theater of the oppressed in Madrid. Her work focuses on ethnographic childhood research, gender and women's studies in education, early childhood education, the political participation of children and liberating education.

Saskia Wieringa holds a MA in Dance theory from the University of Utrecht NL. She works as senior artistic producer/curator program young audiences at Dansens Hus-Norways national stage for contemporary dance. Loves sailing and slow travelling and came by train from Oslo to Munich.

Tandem Works is led award winning Independent Producer Claire Summerfield with a passion for raising the voices of those rarely heard within our mainstream cultural ecology. We support companies/artists developing and presenting performance-based work; from one person shows to site specific multi-disciplinary productions and international tours. We have a particular specialism in dance , and dance for young audiences.

The current portfolio includes: Second Hand Dance, Rachel Mars, New Art Club, Anatomical, Takeshi Matsumoto and Neve Harrington. 

Claire is a Deputy Chair of PYA England, sits on the Assitej UK board, and through her role as Co-Director of Second Hand Dance acts as an Artistic Advisor for Sadler’s Wells  Family Programme.

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