Making Sense Across Borders

Aarhus, Denmark. 19 September 2019

Registration & Rates

International Seminar – 19 September 2019

The GrowOP! young audience opera festival offers cross-artform performances, new formats, Danish and international artists, hands-on family experiences, outdoor performances and more. RESEO is delighted to be partnering with GrowOP! to welcome opera, music and dance education professionals to Aarhus to explore productions for young audiences.

Through live opera performances, projects and panel discussions, “Making Sense Across Borders” will investigate and share ideas and experiences in order to foster international cooperation and exchange around young audience opera.

How can language and culture differences become opportunities rather than obstacles? How can the many (non-verbal) languages of opera be used to our advantage when performing in language area other than our own? How can we exchange performances across borders?


Participation in the seminar will give access to the rest of the festival programme.


The seminar consists of presentations, two live performances and a panel discussion. Confirmed panel participants include Maria Sundqvist (Artistic Director, Opera Verkstan Malmïo Opera), Ingeborg Fangel Mo (Artistic Director, Saum Nordic Music Theatre), Hugo Gudmonsson (Composer), Elfa Lilja Gisladottir (List fyrir alla, Iceland) and Birgitte Holt Nielsen (Den Jyske Opera).

9.30 – 10.00 Registration & welcome

10.00-11.00 Where are you, Proserpin? Opera (school performance)  for 8+ OperaVerkstan/Malmö Opera

11.00-12.00 Reflections on performance and language dimension

12.00-12.30 Lunch

12.30-13.30 Presentations of experiences and ways to overcome language barriers in opera-productions and projects for children (Denmark/Iceland/Norway, Finland? Holland)

13.30-14.30 Panel debate. What can we do to enhance possibilities of exchange and export

14.30-14.50 Coffee

15.00-15.45 “HjerteLyd/HeartBeat” – opera for babies and toddlers, Den Jyske Opera

15.45-16.30 Reflections and conclusion of the seminar

Conference Locations

Den Jyske Opera
Skovgaardsgade 2C, 8000 Aarhus C

How to get to the venue: By plane to one of following airports: Aarhus (airport shuttle to city), Billund (air port bus to Aarhus 75 minutes), Aalborg (Bus + train to Aarhus 80 minutes) or Copenhagen (Train or bus to Aarhus 3 1/2 hours).

Registration & Rates

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Participation fee: 400 DKK (54€), including expenses for catering during the day and tickets for 2 performances (subject to booking).


Following registration, please contact Birgitte Holt Nielsen ( to book your performance tickets. 

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