An overview of the campus program

Morning Input

WORKBOOK 6.Biennale Tanzausbildung

For BA and MA students as well as AK|T members, international guests and workshop leaders.

Every morning will begin with a short input in the form of a keynote speech, lecture-demonstration or artistic presentation for all students and teachers at the Biennial Assembly in Studio 14. The Morning Inputs create an intellectual space for the following trainings and workshops. They will cover different aspects of the Biennial theme “Dancing in the street. What Moves Dance?” and meander freely through relevant neighbouring disciplines. There will be yoga mats, blankets and enough space to warm up before training begins during the Inputs.


for BA and MA students, Next Generation (Tanztreffen der Jugend); open for teachers.

In the mornings you can choose between two classical and two contemporary dance classes. The classes will be lead by Berlin dance creators and the teachers of the AK|T institutions, so that you and the members of the AK|T can have an insight into the training methods of the participating education institutions. Additionally you can offer your own training and invite others to join.


for BA and MA students, Next Generation (Tanztreffen der Jugend)

In her workshop “Becoming a Dancer”, Bertha Bermudez highlights what is political in the context of ones own body and encourages finding an independent way of dealing with the requirements of the profession as a dancer. In “What moves us and why?”, Kirstie Simson shows us what dance improvisation has to do with everyday life. Dana Yahalomi, artistic director of the group “Public Movement” investigates, in cooperation with the Berlin Police, the physical body as an agent of state power and order. Christoph Winkler, on the other hand, claims “Dance is not enough” and, together with the participants, tests how political themes can be negotiated on stage using radical cheerleading. Hierarchies of knowledge, collaborative work methods and self organised learning are the themes dealt with in a peer learning workshop: students will develop work and exchange formats together, and will have Chrysa Parkinson as a mentor to guide them if needed. In a workshop with Martin Sonderkamp, the MA students will take a look at the gaps, detours and breaches in their own biographies and delve into the question: what weight do we give to different stages of life and successes when we present ourselves to others, and which are perhaps actually of much more worth not only for us personally but for our path in life?