The people, the time and the space is right

Open Space Seminar to explore how to create an Open Space environment for your organisation, your audience, and your work.

Friday December 14th
13.00 – 15:30
Dance Atelier, Hjarðarhagi 47

Are you dealing with complex issues in your work? Do you have a burning question? Are you curious? Open Space aims to establish a marketplace of enquiry, reflection and learning, bringing out the best in both individuals and the whole.
Siri Wigdel and Gull Øzger will in this dynamic session take you through an Open Conference style format. You will bring your knowledge, your ideas and share your questions with the room. In a democratic, respectful and sharing environment we will explore the questions and themes you bring to the room, where YOU the participants are the Right People.


Gull Øzger, originally from northern Norway, but based in Oslo, works as a choreographer for both stage and film. She has her own production company BodyTech. Gull has collaborated with many artists on productions across a wide range of artistic genres. Her artistic practice focuses mainly on movement, and how to work with embodiment through different life stages, utilizing various mediums. Her productions engage audiences in current events and subjects poignant to the world today. Gull is currently part of the DanseFestival Barents Artistic Advisory Board, and also an active member of the Barents Dance Council. She also works as a facilitator and moderator for various events. She is passionate about the transformative ability of art.

Siri Wigdel, originally from the west coast of Norway, started her dance career in Germany, before further training in the UK. She moved to Wales in 1990, establishing her own practise as a performer, teacher and choreographer, often working collaboratively across different artforms and genres. Siri became instrumental in the early developments of community dance, setting up and running the community dance organisation Dawns i Bawb / Dance For All in Wales. She became passionately involved in policy making and arts funding at a national level, leading to her appointment as Head of Dance at the Arts Council of Wales from 2002-2012. Siri has recently returned home to Norway to work and is now the new Artistic Director of DanseFestival Barents in Hammerfest. Siri relishes the opportunity of bringing people together to envisage new ways of seeing and doing.


DanseFestival Barents is funded by the Arts Council of Norway, Finnmark County, Hammerfest Municipality, Stellaris DansTeater and The Norwegian Film Institute. DanceFestival Barents collaborates with The Arctic Culture Centre Hammerfest and Dansearena nord Hammerfest.

Cover photo: Marie Hermo Jensen
Gull Øzger: Eirik Folkedal
Siri Wigdel: Gareth Vaughan Jones