Who would argue against the undeniable benefits of the arts on society and the individual? How can we, however, go beyond commonplace statements that opera and dance have an effect on participants, audiences and the artists themselves? What are these effects exactly and how do they come to be? Does the impact vary depending on the age or specificity of the target group? On the artistic approach chosen? How can these effects be assessed and measured?
All participants of the RESEO Spring Conference at Finnish National Opera (Helsinki, Finland) debated and discussed these topics, participated in focused training sessions and went home with arguments and know-how demonstrating effects of opera and dance. Ample time was provided for networking, and meeting and exchanging with European peers.