Oslo Conference 2024

16th NOFOD Conference

The Dancer and the Dance:
practices, education, communities, traditions, and histories

April 23 – 26, 2024

Kristiania University College, Department of Performing Arts (Høyskolen Kristiania)

Urtegata 9 (entrance from Norbygata), Oslo.

Throughout history the dancer has amongst other things been the focus of attention, admiration, despise and contempt. Being the situation for dance movement, steps, dances and choreography, the human body, and embodied practices are central in most dance contexts. Historically dance is practised, transformed, adapted, choreographed, invented, renewed, passed on, conserved, and understood as ever changing. One could argue that there is a mutual dependency between the dancer and the dance and that without the dancer dance simply does not exist, or is that necessarily so? 

The 16th NOFOD conference addresses dancers’ experiences and actions, as well as different understandings of the dancer, dance, and dancing. We invite presentations investigating the dancer, the dance, and their relationship from various perspectives and contexts.

Conference Program