Culture & Performance Basecamp
Experience the Folk High School way
Strengthen your performance in your career, work, education, life on Folk High School Snoghøj
We offer you an alternate stay, where you will gain knowledge, practice skills and develop yourself using artistic processes. The Danish folk high school is a super unique way of doing this. At Snoghøj you will be challenged, expand your cultural and artistic horizon and discover new sides of yourself. This uniquely Danish experience along with our native students is offered in a 18, 22 or 40 weeks course. This course is a perfect start if you want to study a Danish university or if you want to qualify to get a job in Denmark. During the course you will be taught about all the relevant aspects of Europe and Denmark. All classes are in English. Besides all the different subjects, there will be a number of trips to different significant places in Denmark to learn more about the Danish culture.
Culture, but also plenty of performance!
Not only will you get an in-dept look into our globalized world and an experience of Danish culture. At our Højskole your everyday live will circle around performance and performative learning. This means that you will have plenty of classes every single week you will learn to express yourself in a performative way. A few times a year, you will work together will every single student at our Højskole to sing, dance and perform. Together you will create amazing shows!
The Danish Folk High School way
Attending the course is more than just attending school. You will live, sleep and eat at the school which gives you the chance to develop yourself 24/7 in a creative and social environment. You will be a part of an international group since your fellow students are from all over the world. This will create a vibrant and diverse atmosphere. The students from the other Basecamps are mainly Danish students. They will give you an insight into Danish life style and culture.
As a student you are expected to be an active part of the living and learning community at the school. You are highly encouraged to share your opinion to contribute to an open discussion about the program. This helps us to continuously develop the program.
Performance is dynamic and unfinishable. Whatever it is, it wasn’t exactly that before and it won’t be exactly that again. Performance studies draws on and synthesizes approaches from a wide variety of disciplines including performing arts, social sciences, feminist studies, gender studies, history, psychoanalysis, queer theory, semiotics, ethology, cybernetics, area studies, media and popular culture theory, and cultural studies.
In work, education, and sex, “to perform” is to do something up to a standard – to succeed, to excel. In the arts, “to perform” is to put on a show, a play, a dance, a concert. In everyday life, “to perform” is to be conscious about your actions and be able set your own standards, to lead yourself. In the twenty-first century, people as never before live by means of performance.
Performance processes are dynamic way of generating, playing, evaluating, repeating and remembering. Performance processes can be theorized as an orderly sequence of training, work shop, rehearsals, warm- up, performing, performance contexts, cooldown, critical response, archives, and memories.