Professional programme

The thematic basis for this year’s professional programme at SAND International Festival is “On the run”. With this background, SAND International Festival invites Norwegian and international professionals and artists to take part in a professional programme which is tightly connected to the festival’s performance programme.

Program/programme 2017

Tuesday 12. september

Kl. 15:30 – 18:30 Critics in Conversation: Skrivekurs Foajeen, Kilden
Kl. 17:00 – 21:30 Kick off SAND International Festival 2017: Film and talk / Rimini Protokoll Aladdin RØD

Wednesday 13. september

Kl. 10:00 – 16:00 Workshop: Klovning og fysisk teater / Clowning and Physical Theatre Kunstsalongen bygg 143, Odderøya
Kl. 10:30 – 12:00 Critics in Conversation: Samtale om kritikk/Talk on criticism Foajeen, Kilden
Kl. 14:00 – 15:30 Assitej seminar: Hvordan lykkes scenekunstnere internasjonalt? / How do artists succeed on the international scene? Konsertbaren, Kilden

Thursday 14. september

Kl. 09:30 – 11:00 Seminar: Politisk teater for barn og unge/Political Theatre for a Young Audience Konsertbaren, Kilden
Kl. 12:00 – 15:00 Critics in Conversation: Workshop Å skrive kritikk / Writing Criticism Konsertbaren, Kilden
Kl. 14:00 – 15:00 Artist Talk: Tony Reekie, Marina Popović og Freya Sif Hestnes (Hestnes/Popović) Foajeen, Kilden
Kl. 19:00 – 20:00 Ettersnakk/Talk: Phefumla Aladdin BLÅ


Friday 15. september

Kl. 10:00 – 11:30 Seminar: Scenekunst i håpløshet / Performing arts in the face of hopelessness Konsertbaren, Kilden
Kl. 14:00 – 15:00 Artist Talk: Tony Reekie, Iva Moberg (NIE) Foajeen, Kilden
Kl. 15:00 – 17:00 Digitale fortellinger – Trond Arntzen Intimsalen, Kilden
Kl. 17:00 – 18:00 Ettersnakk/Talk: Myke øyne/Soft Eyes Foajeen, Kilden
Kl. 19:00 – 20:00 Artist Talk: Tony Reekie, Jetse Batelaan (Theater Artemis) Multisalen, Kilden


We want to open up for debating questions like: Which children and young people are depicted on stage? Whose stories are presented for children and young people on the contemporary scene in Norway? And who are able to participate in the public debate, both through art and via other channels? How can art become a meeting place for different cultures? And what happens with art as a result? What is political theatre for children and young people? How far can, or should, art stretch to control, inform, and manipulate a young audience? What ethical and moral responsibilities rest on artists in the meeting with a young audience? How can art contribute to personal processing and cognition, especially for the young? And what does that do with our and the children’s understanding of art?

The professional programme shall discuss these complex issues through seminars, but we will also offer in depth sessions with one or more artists and experts who handle the theme in a specific way. We also open up for practical explorations of the theme, both by artists, researchers and students, and the professional programme therefore includes four seminars and practical workshops.

Workshops include workshop in clowning and physical comedy with Katja Brita Lindeberg, workshop in documentary theatre with Rimini Protokoll, and workshop in art criticism with Critics in Conversation.