Photos: Lene Riggelsen, collage Io Helweg

“Head & Tail – from amoeba to human being”

” Head & Tail ” presents cultural, historical and contemporary perceptions and facts about the body for pupils in the age 9 – 12 years, and includes their own experiences.

” Head & Tail ” shows, tells and involves the children through simple tasks, which activates both their bodies and their thoughts about the body. The children’s personal experiences and observations is part of the work. The performance lecture examines how the body and our view of it has changed throughout history and from culture to culture. Although the body hasn’t changed through several thousand years, our thoughts on how it should look and behave has radically changed. It is a both funny and thought-provoking approach, and it also points to what we know, think and feel about your body today. In particular, we illustrate that attitudes and ideals are still being debated.

“Head & Tail” has through Dansehallernes program Dans For Børn (Dance For Children) played more than 50 performances at schools in the season of 2012-13 with great success.

Funded by The Municipality of Aarhus, Aage & Johanne Louis-Hansens Foundation, Bikubenfonden, Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond of 1968, and the Danish Arts Council. Is part of the Dance-For-Children Programme of Dansehallerne.