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ByKatharina

Training – Classical Dance with Olaf Höfer

Wednesday, 28.2. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 6

This ballet class will be orientated according to the previous experience and technical level of the students.

Olaf Höfer is teaching at the Stattliche Ballettschule Berlin since 1986. He has been the dance master of the Ballett des Friedrichstadtpalast and of the Deutsche Fernsehballett since 1990. Olaf Höfer began his training at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin in 1964. After completing his studies in 1971, he danced at the Theater Stralsund. He danced for the Erich-Weiner-Ensemble as a soloist and also worked as a soloist for the Komische Oper Berlin under Tom Schilling. He has led the exchange program between the Ballet West Academy of the University of Utah and the Staatliche Ballettschule since 1992.

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Foto: Miles Yeung
ByKatharina

Niall Jones

Niall Jones is an artist continuously working and moving between Brooklyn, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Niall is Assistant Director and Creative Producer in the School of Dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. As a 2017 Bessie nominee for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer, Niall slips between dance and other ephemerally situated practices to explore time and impermanence with an unruly fascination in affective environments, disorientation, seriality, and labor. Sis Minor, In Fall, Niall’s newest work, will premiere at Abrons Art Center in New York City in late-May 2018.

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ByKatharina

Kojiro Imada

Kojiiro Imada was born in Tokyo. He completed his studies in Tokyo and London. After graduating from theWest Street School of Ballet, London, he became a member of the Performing Arts Council Transvaal (PACT) Ballet in Pretoria, South Africa. Since then he has danced e.g. with the Ballet Schindowski of Schillertheater NRW, Tanzcompagnie of Stadttheater Gießen and with the Dance Theatre of the Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück. He worked with choreographers such as Gregor Zöllig, Guy Weizmann/ Roni Haver, Roberto Galván, Vera Sander, Jean Renshaw, David Bintley and Ronald Hynd. He is a regular guest teacher for the dance ensambles in Bielefeld, Kassel among others. From April 2009 to August 2011, he worked at the Japan Women’s College of Physical Education (Japan) as a lecturer for Contemporary Dance Technique and Choreography as well as Classical Dance Technique. In September 2011, he began as a lecturer for Contemporary Dance at the University for Music and Dance Cologne. Kojiro is GYROKINESIS® certified master trainer and GYROTONIC® certified pre-trainer and trainer.

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ByKatharina

Yvonne Hardt

Yvonne Hardt is professor for dance studies and choreography at the University of Music and Dance Cologne, Germany. After receiving her doctorate with a thesis on “Political Bodies” she was Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. In her research she is interested in developing dance studies on methodological grounds, focusing on the relationship between praxis and theory, especially on performative elements of »doing history«. She also specializes in gender- and pedagogical theories. Her newest research investigates dance techniques and cultural education. More so, she worked as a dancer and choreographer; and in this work has increasingly questioned the borders between dance, performance and science.

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ByKatharina

Rosemary Helliwell

Trained at Doreen Bird College, and then at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. She was a dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet under director Marica Haydee and perfomed with the company in the whole world. From 1977 she was House Choreographer of the Stuttgart Ballet, and also worked as a guest Choerographer with various companies including London City Ballet, Northern Ballet, National Ballet of Finland, National Ballet of Peru, Irish Ballet etc. Since 1998 she is Professor and assistent director of the Akademie des Tanzes der Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim.

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Foto: Musikhochschule Mannheim
ByJudith Brückmann

Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts / Academy of Dance

The Academy of Dance at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts in an educational institution rich in tradition for dancers in Germany. Its roots date back to the shimmering times of the Ballet Mannheim in the 18th Century under Elector Carl Theodor.  Professor Brigit Keil has been leading the Academy of Dance Mannheim since 1997. Under the direction of the internationally acclaimed former ballerina of Stuttgart Ballet, the academy has further cemented and built upon its exceptional reputation. Countless graduates of the institute are currently dancing in major companies both in Germany and abroad. We consider it crucial that the students don’t only master the technical aspects of dance, but rather have the opportunity to discover and develop their own sense of artististry and artistic voices through the study of classical-academic repertoire and collaboration with contemporary choreographers. Only in this way will they be prepared to meet the manifold requirements of classical and modern techniques in ballet and theatre ensembles in Germany and around the world. From their first year of studying, regular performances and opportunities as guest artists both in Germany and abroad give students the stage practice that is so vital to their training, as it gives them the opportunity to experience the variety and vibrancy of difference dance styles. > MORE

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Foto: Andreas Reeg
ByJudith Brückmann

Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

The department of contemporary and classical dance (ZuKT) of the HfMDK Frankfurt am Main is one of three departments for performing arts and includes the degree courses BA Dance, MA CoDE (Masters in Contemporary Dance Education) and MA CuP (Masters in Choreography and Performance). The promotion  of contemporary art is one of the key messages in the mission statement of the HfMDK Frankfurt am Main, and is reflected in the outline of the BA Dance degree course. Our goal is the education and individual advancement of creative and expressive dance personalities who have a strong command over a wide range of dance styles, from classical to contemporary, and who can apply their skills effortlessly. In this course , they will develop the ability to creatively design artistic work processes and will become capable of reflecting on themselves and on the art form of dance in an interdisciplinary context, as well as in social and historical contexts. Over the course of their studies, students will be supported and encouraged to develop social and political commitments, confidently and responsibly engage with groups and positively shape group processes. > MORE

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Foto: privat
ByJudith Brückmann

Olaf Höfer

Olaf Höfer is teaching at the Stattliche Ballettschule Berlin since 1986. He has been the dance master of the Ballett des Friedrichstadtpalast and of the Deutsche Fernsehballett since 1990. Olaf Höfer began his training at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin in 1964. After completing his studies in 1971, he danced at the Theater Stralsund. He danced for the Erich-Weiner-Ensemble as a soloist and also worked as a soloist for the Komische Oper Berlin under Tom Schilling. He has led the exchange program between the Ballet West Academy of the University of Utah and the Staatliche Ballettschule since 1992.

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Foto: Bettina Stöß
ByKatharina

Nik Haffner

Nik Haffner has been the artistic director of HZT Berlin since 2012. As a dancer and choreographer, Nik Haffner realised projects that mostly emerged from collaborations with other artists (including Christina Ciupke and Mart Kangro). His interest in collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange lead him to mediation and education projects. He worked as a guest teacher at schools including P.A.R.T.S. Brussels and Trinity Laban, and also as a Mentor in the K3 Hamburg residence program and as part of the project ensemble of Tanzlabor_21 in Frankfurt/Main. After finishing his dance education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt and at the Australian Ballet School, Melbourne, Nik Haffner joined Ballett Frankfurt under William Forsythe in 1994. 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.

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Foto: Robin Junicke
ByKatharina

Florian Malzacher

Florian Malzacher is a freelance curator, author and dramaturge. He was head dramaturge/curator at the Festival Steirischer Herbst (Graz, Austria) from 2006 – 2012 and the artistic director of the Impulse Theatre Festival (Cologne, Dusseldorf, Mülheim/Ruhr) from 2013 – 2017. He curates many projects both in Germany and abroad, and is the author and publisher of books on contemporary theatre and on the question of curation in performing arts. Florian Malzacher lives in Berlin.

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