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Foto: Kristie Simson
ByKatharina

Workshop for BA-Students: What moves us and why? with Kristie Simson

How does Dance Improvisation Practice affect our lives and choices?

Wednesday 28.2. – Sunday, 4.3. (except Friday 2.3.) I 13h30-17h30 I Uferstudios, Studio 9

There is deep inspiration and rigor in a practice of improvisation that places vulnerability at its heart. Developing the skills to be able to care for, engage, respect and respond to that state of vulnerability in oneself and others gives life to improvisation that is powerful and transformative. These guiding principles and questions have informed Kirstie’s art/life practice since she began exploring dance improvisation over three decades ago. This is the work that Kirstie engenders through facilitated exercises, open time for play and exploration, movement scores, observations and discussion. Much of the work is experienced through partnering and connection with others, balanced with solo time for processing and reflection. In this workshop Kirstie shares insights gleaned from thirty-two years experiences of living and loving Dance Improvisation.

Kirstie Simson is a professor at the University of Illinois, and continues to teach and perform all over the world. She has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. Kirstie is renowned today as an excellent teacher, a captivating performer and a leading light in the field of Dance Improvisation.

Diana Shepherd is a movement artist from Illinois, USA. She studied and received her BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, Diana worked with choreographers Kirstie Simson, Tere O’Conner and performed her senior thesis entitled “Selfs”. Diana has participated twice in the International University Global Theater Experience’s Art Oasis programme in Italy and in Austria, where she was an assistant to the programme. She has been a dance teacher for 8 years and has recently started her own children’s dance classes in Berlin at the K77 Studio. For her Berlin premiere, Diana performed the self-choreographed solo “Bodies (2nd Part)” in the ada Studio performance showcase 10 Times 6. Diana is currently living and working in Berlin, pursuing her choreographic ideas on international bodies and how they interact with the society that ex- ists, and restricts, around them.

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© Bertha Bermudez
ByKatharina

Workshop for BA-Students – Becoming a Dancer with Bertha Bermudez & Vincent Colomes

Expectations, Doubts, Answers and Wishes

Wednesday 28.2. – Sunday, 4.3. (except Friday 2.3.) I 13h30-17h30 I Uferstudios, Studio 6

Nowadays dancers are required to know many different dance styles, be able to sing and speak on stage, perform not only in the theatre but in various environments, know martial arts, move like acrobats and much more. All these requests are extremely enriching and can create a multifarious spirit in dancers. However, they can also confuse, frustrate and remain superficial so that young dancers in particular might feel like they know a bit of everything but nothing in depth. It is in these situations that each individual needs to ask: Which kind of community, society and world do I want to work and live in? What is the role of art within it? Can dance be an engine for positive change in our societies and how?

In this workshop we will muse on these questions while engaging in physical proposals, and work and reflect together to find answers.

What does it mean to become a dancer?
Where do you want to dance?
What inspires your dancing?
Why do you want to dance?
How are you learning and what are you learning in order to become a dancer?

Drawing from their own experiences as dancers in a variety of dance contexts – including Rudra Béjart Lausanne, Frankfurt Ballet (William Forsythe), Compañía Nacional de Danza (Nacho Duato), Emio Greco | PC dance company, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Ballet Gulbenkian, Ramon Oller, freelancing in smaller projects and teaching and doing research – Bertha Bermúdez and Vincent Colomes will invite the participants to reflect on these questions while exposing them to different choreographic practices, working environments, a dancer’s agency and the questions one should ask oneself when wishing to become a dancer.

Bertha Bermúdez is a former dancer in some of Europe’s leading dance companies, Frankfurt Ballet, Compañia Nacional de Danza in Spain, Rui Horta, Paul Solving Norton and  Emio Greco | PC dance company.Having turned towards research in dance documentation and notation in 2005, Bermúdez has co-directed and coordinated the interdisciplinary research projects (Capturing) Intention and Inside Movement Knowledge and Pre-choreographic elements. Bermudez has initiated since 2014 her PhD at the Humanities department of the Amsterdam University. Since 2009 Bermudez develops her artistic path collaborating with other artists creating documentaries, dance films, interactive installations and publications.

Vincent Colomes was born in Paris, France. In 1995 he graduated in classical dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Up until 2013, he danced in different companies such as Ballet Victor Ullate, Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit, Introdans, Ballet Gulbenkian, Metros Ramon Oller and Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten (EGPC/ICK Amsterdam). Since 2013, he has been studying and practicing Flamenco Dance. He is a teacher for improvisation workshops and classes, Double Skin Double Mind (DSDM) workshops, classical dance and he also participates in collaborative projects.

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ByKatharina

Training – Contemporary Dance with Alice Chauchat (HZT Berlin)

Dancing in a group / with a group / as a group

Tuesday, 27.2. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 9

Using simple scores, we will observe in action what it can mean to dance as part of a group balancing: sensing, observing, responding and proposing to an entity that is not entirely distinct from ourselves.

Alice Chauchat is currently a guest professor at HZT Berlin and Giessen University, and is working on a PhD in relational subjectivities in dance. She studied at Lyon’s Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse and at P.A.R.T.S., Brussels. She co-founded the collective B.D.C. (1999-01) and works in both solo and collaborative projects. Other works fields are choreographic projects and platforms for knowledge production and exchange in the performing arts.

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ByKatharina

Your Turn – Dance training by students

Tuesday, 27.2. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 8

Studio 8 is reserved for students who wish to offer training for and with their colleagues. You can decide together what kind of training it will be and announce it beforehand in Studio 12 or come up with it on the spot, and organise it accordingly. The floor is yours.

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ByKatharina

Training – Classical Dance with Marc Boermans (Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden)

Tuesday, 27.2. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 11

Classical dance is technical, methodic and stylistically varied, and has influenced contemporary dance in many ways. Through my classes, I wish to pass on my experiences as a soloist, teacher and ballet master at many international companies and houses with different stylistic directions to the participants of the Biennial. The training is open to the varied dance styles and techniques of the Biennial participants.

Marc Boermans is a professor of classical dance at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden. After training at the Koninklijke Balletschool van Antwerpen, he worked as a dancer at the Koninklijk Ballet van Vlaanderen, among others. He is the former ballet master at Dresden SemperOper Ballett and teaches all over the world.

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Bywerbit

Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT)

12:001. Teil der Präsentation mehr
13:30Lunch
14:00Einführung
Untertitel,
Hochschule
18:00Treffen
Raum 112
Gruppe A
19:00Ausklang

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Bywerbit

Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT)

13:00Anreise
13:30Lunch
14:00Einführung
Untertitel,
Hochschule
18:00Treffen
Raum 112
Gruppe A
19:00Ausklang

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Foto: Ziegler
ByKatharina

Jara Serrano Gonzalez

Jara Serrano Gonzalez (born in 1983 in Madrid) studied classical ballet at the Ballet School Victor Ullate in Madrid from 1994-2002. Thereafter she completed her contemporary dance education at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (2002-06). For the last two years she has been concentrating on developing her dance methodology “I.S.B. Dance” and “Children’s Dance and Creative Movement”. She is currently studying in the MA “Choreography” programme at HZT Berlin.

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© Matthias Heyde
ByKatharina

Christina Wüstenhagen

Christina Wüstenhagen (born 1989) works as a freelance dancer in Berlin. She initiates and leads various dance and culture projects in cooperation with theatres, museums and schools. As a result of her combined interest in dance, media and the discovery of new, interactive presentation formats, she creates interdisciplinary artistic works in collaboration with the artist networks SuB Kultur e.V and Dreitausend e.V. She has realised contemporary dance productions and community dance projects as a part of the Berlin dance collective Tangente Company. The creative home of the collective is at TanzTangente in Berlin.

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5. Tanz Biennale Köln 19.02.106
ByKatharina

BIENNALE NEXT GENERATION

For the first time, the Dance Education Biennial is working in coop- eration with the Tanztreffen der Jugend, directed by Dr. Christina Schulz. Ten former participants of the Tanztreffen are invited to meet students and teachers during the Biennial in order to gain insights into different dance education courses. In practical and discursive workshops (with Jara Serrano Gonzalez, among others) and working sessions, the participants will share their plans for the future, questions and wishes. They will be accompanied by Christina Wüstenhagen as their mentor.

Programme „next generation“

Monday, 26 February

Arrival

19h00: One Hundred Twists & Turns, Programme 1, HAU1

Tuesday, 27 February

9h30-10h00: Morning input, Studio 14, Uferstudios

10h15-11h45: raining, Uferstudios

13h30-17h30: AKT members and guests offer insight into different study programmes for dance, Studio 1, Uferstudios

19h00: One Hundred Twists & Turns, Programme 2, HAU1

Wednesday, 28 February

9h30-10h00: Morning input, Studio 14, Uferstudios

10h15-11h45: Training, Uferstudios

13h30-17h30: Workshop with Jara Serrano Gonzalez, Studio 1, Uferstudios

Thursday, 1 March

9h30-10h00: Morning input, Studio 14, Uferstudios

10h15-11h45: Training, Uferstudios

13h30-17h30: Workshop with Jara Serrano Gonzalez, Studio 1, Uferstudios

Friday, 2 March

9h00-10h30: Training, Uferstudios

11h00-21h00: Conference “Matters of Engagement”, Studio 14, Uferstudios

Saturday, 3 March

10h00-11h45: Feedback, Studio 1, Uferstudios

Departure

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