Saturday, 3.3. I 9h30 – 10h I Studio 14
For BA and MA students as well as AK|T members, international guests and workshop leaders.
This Morning Input looks into your future. Today, you’re a dance student in 2018, but what might you be doing 20 years from now? As a case study, Nik Haffner looks at the people he studied with more than 20 years ago. What are they doing today and how did they get there?
Nik Haffner has been the artistic director of HZT Berlin since 2009. As a dancer and choreographer, Nik Haffner realised projects that mostly emerged from collaborations with other artists (including Christina Ciupke and Mart Kangro). Between 1994-1999 he developed the digital publication “Improvisation Technologies, and went on to work on the online score “Seven Duets” for the platform MotionBank.org with Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion from 2012-13. Nik Haffner is a member of the advisory board for Dance Congress Germany and the head speaker of the AK|T Dance Training Conference Germany.
Friday, 2.3.| 09h – 10h30 I Studio 9
In this training, we work on having an awakened and articulated mind and body that can interact with time and space through the mediums of dance, speech and sound. For this, we use the method of Realtime Composition. Realtime Composition occurs in waking moments and through interactions with the different mediums that we actively incorporate and utilise. To this end, we must steer our awareness towards our hearing which helps us connect to our idiosyncratic bodies. One of the focuses of the training lies in the idea of “seeing” and “being seen” as a fundamental principle for improvisation and performance.
Ingo Reulecke studied at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch” in Berlin after completing his contemporary dance education. His choreographies have been repeatedly critically acclaimed and invited to many festivals both in Germany and internationally. Ingo Reulecke is a member of the artistic staff for the MA Choreography at HZT Berlin.
Wednesday, 28.2 I 19h I Studio 14, Uferstudios
Kristie Simson: AIRE – Solo for my mother I studio presentation | duration: 30 minutes
This solo was created to honor my mother who passed away five years ago.
When she died her spirit rose up to fly with the birds.
This solo is my wish for all women to fly free.
Music: Antony and the Johnsons
This is an “Improvised Encounter” between Biennale participants and students of the Jazz Institut Berlin. We will open the space to our instruments, bodies and sound objects, in order to vibrate and play with or against each other. Can we imagine this impro-jam as training for the revolution? Come as you are and join the dance floor.
Camille Chapon, also known as Jofe D’mahl, graduated with a Masters degree from the Art School of Grenoble (ESAD-GV) and completed the BA “Dance, Context, Choreography” at HZT Berlin in 2017. A passionate collector of choreographic objects, gestures and events, he has ended up with suitcases full of potential catalysts for performances, dances, exhibitions, classes, improvisations and choreographies.
Wednesday 28.2. – Sunday, 4.3. (except Friday 2.3.) I 13h30-17h30 I Uferstudios, Studio 11
In this workshop we will research the possibilities of taking a political stance in contemporary choreographies. Following on from Christoph Winkler’s 2013 production of ‘Dance is not enough’, we will now look at dance as protest, such as with Radical Cheerleading which has been included in various demonstrations. Radical Cheerleading uses the conventional form of sports cheerleading and combines it with political statements and slogans. The students will learn selected phrases from the choreography and combine them with their own content. Furthermore, we will question to what extent the relationship between dancer and choreographer is already a political one, and which effects does this have on the creation of movement material.
In the second part of the workshop we will take a look at what the West’s definition of contemporary dance and contemporary art perceives as periphery: the Ugandan choreographer Ssempijja will give us a practical insight into the contemporary trends of East African dance. C. Winkler and R. Ssempijja will develop material in a collaborative process with the students which will incorporate the experiences, dance styles and biographical backgrounds of the participants.
Bring you pointe/tap/hip hop/etc. gear!
Excerpt from “Dance is not enough”: https://vimeo.com/128857688
Christoph Winkler has been freelancing in Berlin since 1998. His choreographies cover a broad spectrum of formats and range from the personal to the political in theme. Winkler was born in Torgau in the former GDR. He initially trained in weight-lifting, Judo, fight sports and breakdance before studying dance at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin and later choreography at the Hoschschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch”.
Robert Ssempijja is a diverse emerging Ugandan contemporary dance artist and dance researcher who is having a career both through formal and informal dance setting experiences, He has been working on three different continents and with over fifty different companies, projects and choreographers. In his art, he uses a combination of Ugandan traditional dance, breakdance and techniques of contemporary dance to get those interesting creations of art. He is trained in techniques from Burkina Faso and has recently completed his diploma in dance at Ecolé des Sables in Senegal. He is also the founder of Dance Revolution East Africa.
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The responsible institutions of the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) are delighted that the 6th Dance Education Biennial, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is taking place in Berlin this year.
On 30th April 2017 we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the HZT. Since 2007, young dancers and choreographers study and work next door to the Berlin dance scene, regularly inviting audiences to lectures and performances. With the HZT, the value of dance as an art form is established in both of our two universities as never before.
Outstanding teamwork has made the HZT what it is today: a focal point for the teaching and development of contemporary dance, crucial to the dance and performance scene of Berlin and abroad.
The vision we formulated at the foundation of the institution was of the dancer as self determining artist, the creator of her own new form of expression – searching for intellectual examination of this art form and open to the examination of all other art forms. If we observe the successful and highly artistically educated graduates who have found their place in the professional life of their own discipline and even beyond, we can speak of success.
Our concerns to make interdisciplinary study, work and research possible for students is reflected in the concept of the Dance Education Biennial in the best possible way. The biennial actively brings classical and contemporary dance training together, offering the students a unique platform to work together on different dance disciplines.
In this way the biennial opens the eyes of young dance makers to the diversity of dance and the dance world in which they wish to gain a foothold. The sometimes widely divergent poles of different training opportunities for dancers rarely come into contact in the daily life of the students and yet they are already closely connected in today’s professional world. Here in Berlin for example, we greet a successful figure from the world of contemporary dance: Sasha Waltz as the artistic director of the Staatsballett.
In order to be able to survive in this rapidly changing professional field in the future, young dancers need versatility and a broad range of knowledge and skills.
Therefore we are very pleased that this year’s edition of the Dance Education Biennial is cooperating for the first time with the German national dance contest “Tanztreffen der Jugend”. The students of tomorrow will certainly be inspired to develop a vision of their own paths from this exchange.
Therefore we extend our most heartfelt thanks to the artistic direction team of this 6th Dance Education Biennial, Nik Haffner, Britta Wirthmüller and Sophie Brunner.
Professor Martin Rennert, President of the Berlin University of the Arts and Holger Zebu Kluth, Rector of the University of Performing Arts »Ernst Busch«
Dance is more than just the physical expression of music. Dance is a creative, non verbal method of understanding that knows no language barriers and is therefore a universally understandable form of communication. It is perhaps for this reason that the Dance Education Biennial is becoming increasingly recognised internationally. I am very pleased that once more, dancers from all over the world are taking part in this year’s national competition. This week, they and their trainers as well as the leaders of the workshops will be a part of a boundary breaking event.
The Dance Education Biennial has given rise to a forum in which teachers and students from the field of dance can meet, exchange and establish contacts. The goal is to offer young talents the opportunity to present themselves on stages, in concert halls, in art galleries and in exchanges with their peers and experienced practitioners under professional conditions.
At the centre of this year’s Dance Biennial is the theme “Dancing in the Street. What Moves Dance?” The reciprocal relationship between dance and social and political themes is being pulled into focus, while possibilities for new openings are being searched for simultaneously. What can dance set in motion in society? Which action spaces are open to dance and which ones must dance open itself to? What moves actors in the dance scene? The Dance Education Biennial offers a forum where all of these questions can be discussed.
I wish all of the participants of the national competition of the 6th Dance Education Biennial many new insights, interesting discussions and fresh stimuli for an innovative education. My heartfelt thanks go to all persons involved for their great commitment. And, to all the guests of the public performances, I wish you joy and enriching experiences.
Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka
Federal Minister for Education and Research