NordScen - Nordic Centre for the Performing Arts

NordScen - Nordisk Center for Scenekunst

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History

1977, as Nordic Theatre Committee (NTC) -- Nordiska Teaterkommittén (NTK) -- Pohjoismainen Teatterikomitea -- Norraena Leiklistarnefndin, assuming the mandates of two older organizations, Nordic Visiting Performances Committee and Wasa Committee, in addition to taking charge of maintaining contacts, cooperation and exchange in the theatre life of the Nordic countries. Comes within the framework of Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), under Nordic Cultural Cooperation. Has also been known as Nordic Theatre and Dance Committee -- Nordisk Teater-og Dansekomité -- Pohjoismainen Teatteri- ja Tanssikomitea and as Nordic Committee for Theatre and Dance and as Nordic Theatre and Dance -- Teater og Dans i Norden (TODIN) -- Norraena Leiklistar- og Dansnefndin -- Pohjoismaiden Teatteri ja Tanssi. Most recent statutes adopted by Nordic Council of Ministers of Education and Culture, 15 Dec 2000. Closed 1 Jan 2007.

Aims

Develop, strengthen and make more visible Nordic cooperation within the professional performing arts, both in the Nordic region and internationally; support and promote quality and innovation within the performing arts in the Nordic region; cooperate with national and international organisations and institutions in the above-named fields, and with other Nordic institutions, committees or projects that serve to further NordScen's objectives; emphasise Nordic profiling and promote an interest among children and young people in experiencing the performing arts.

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Activities

Guarantees guest performances in various areas of theatre life, including ballet and dance theatre, music, children's theatre, opera, mime, puppet theatre. In exceptional cases, supports companies outside the Nordic region representing innovative theatre forms. Conducts seminars and courses for actors, directors, choreographers, playwrights, dramatists, costume designers, teachers and light and sound technicians. Topical seminars in children's, regional, music, women's and independent theatre; dance groups; large theatre institutions. Provides travel grants for participants. Seminars are coordinated with guest performances whenever possible. Organizes large-scale meetings for drama school students. Assists in organizing Nordic theatre festivals and associated seminars. Secretariat of theatrically-trained professionals provides advice and assistance.

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 8 countries
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Subjects *

  • Recreation
    • Performing Arts

UIA Org ID

D7995

Last News Received

2007
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