Camara Christina Lundestad Joof

Camara Lundestad Joof is a well familiar name to the Audiences Norway and Arts & Audiences network already from the last year´s performance of “Pavlov´s Tispe” at the conference in Stavanger. This year she is returning as the conference host, guiding us through the conference keynotes, panel sessions and discussions. Following on her year-long run of few hundreds of the DKS performances at the Stadsteatern in Stockholm, she is full of insights and anecdotes on young audiences.

 Key underlying questions are: When do the performing arts become important to youth and young adults? How do you follow-up on young audience after playing a performance addressing the existential questions of their identity and sexuality?

Camara Christina Lundestad Joof (1988) is a Norwegian / Gambian performing artist, dramatist and musician. For ten years she has been working as a freelance political and artistic advisor for arts and cultural institutions in Norway and the Nordic countries (including CKI - The Danish Center for Art and Interculture, TrAP - Office for Transnational Arts Production and Audiences Norway).  In 2008, together with Liv Hege Skagestad, she has founded and since as a project manager, performing artist and educator led the children's and youth theater Den Mangfaldige Scenen AS in Oslo.  Her artistic and political work is in a broader sense a documentarian work, focused on the themes of intersectionality, youth, gender equality and visibility of minorities.

 Joof has toured Norway and Sweden with the autobiographical solo performance “Pavlov´s Tispe”, which she co-wrote with the director and dramatist Kai Johnsen.

 Photo: Maria Gossé