It starts with a conversation – workshop for dancers and producers by Lene Bang (DK) | HELSINKI


How to work internationally in the field of dance? Where to start and how?

One of the co-writers of ”It starts with a conversation”, Lene Bang, will host a workshop targeted at emerging artist and producers, to cultivate a conversation which can inspire next steps in the developing work. The workshop will be in English.

When and where:
On Thursday 7.2.2019 from 9.45am to 4pm at Cable Factory, (Tallberginkatu 1 D, downstairs’ conference room, 00180 Helsinki)
also coffee/tea will be served

Target group: Emerging artist and producers
Capacity: 12 – 16 persons

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After the workshop the participants may also join Side Step Festival’s ’Performing trauma’ discussion by Samira Elagoz and Juli Apponen (7.2. 6pm to 8pm, Zodiak’s foyer)
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”It starts with a conversation” is an online publication of a guide written jointly by creative producers Ása Richardsdóttir and Lene Bang Henningsen. The guide is initially written for the Nordic contemporary dance community and aimed towards artists and producers who wish to work collaboratively and internationally.

The authors developed the guide through a conversation between them. It is practical and interactive, offering the reader various tools to use in professional development as well as thought-provoking and process-oriented reflections on the multiple stages in the artist´s and producer´s career.

The guide was initially commisioned by ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform, and authors and partners hope this guide will be shared widely in our dance community and beyond.

The guide is free for download on


Lene Bang Henningsen (DK) is an experienced creative producer and mentor – with a focus on long-term development strategies empowering collaboration and furthering leadership in the arts. She is currently developing projects with Danish and Nordic artists and is one of four founding members of the international research project CAMP Creative Agent Manager Producer. She is the co-writer of “it starts with a conversation” and initiator of the Mentor Room at IETM.