Training (EN)

Tuesday
27. February | 10:15

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.

Tuesday
27. February | 10:15

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.

Tuesday
27. February | 10:15

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.

Wednesday
28. February | 10:15

Training – Contemporary Dance with Kira Kirsch

Falling Matters

Wednesday, 28.2. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 9

What does an authentic game with gravity look like? Does it exist? What is potential energy and where is it located? How much resistance and letting go do we need? What about falling up, and how small can a micro fall be? These and other questions concerning falling are the subjects of this training, which invites participants to surrender, pretend, beat or meet gravity – who is sometimes a beast and sometimes a magical wizard. The matter of falling can be feared or harnessed into making movement effortless. We will work on disarming our fear and cultivating falling as a primary impulse for movement development and phrase work. We will transform falling into an overall filter through which we perceive our anatomy and structure. You can expect lively contact between theory and practice, hands on work, experimenting, movement research and falling as dancing.

Kira Kirsch is an East-Berlin movement artist, community organiser, mother and curator. She is deeply involved in creating and shaping spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitise their mind-body-movement continuum. She is a pioneer, teacher and researcher of the Axis Syllabus (AS) method, a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, teacher of laboratories and has built a community for AS research.

Wednesday
28. February | 10:15

Training - Contemporary Dance with Heidi Weiss

weiss-mann technique (a modern/contemporary fusion)

Wednesday, 28.2. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 3

Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss teach the weiss-mann technique, which they developed through their years of artistic collaboration. Its roots lie in modern dance, but its expression breaks past molds, becoming a fusion that is structured, yet highly physical and dynamic. With influences from Yoga, Alexander Technique and Release, the class explores a balance between one’s technical skills and the capacity to flow and move through space freely. Dancers are continually encouraged to experience their energy, and then to consciously direct it into space. Particular movement themes such as rhythm and musicality, quick directional and level changes, following initiation points (the fingertips, toes, hip, sternum, etc.), or floorwork are explored. Dancers are challenged to take risks, to expand their boundaries, to build stamina and to cover more space. Soulful music motivates, inspires and supports the entire class.

Heidi Weiss is a teacher at Tanz Akademie balance 1 and at KARI Dance in Kempten. She was a Professor at Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden from 2004-07. She also teaches training for professional dancers and companies such as Sasha Waltz and DV8. She has been a guest artist in residence in the USA, Prague, London, Salzburg and New Delhi. She choreographed and performed with Group Motion from 1992-96. In 1997 she moved to Germany and founded Zen in theBasement Co with Jennifer Mann with whom she also developed the weiss-mann technique*.

Wednesday
28. February | 10:15

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.

Wednesday
28. February | 10:15

Training – Classical Dance with Aymeric Mosselmans

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

Aymeric’s class is based on a high level of classical technique with the main focus being on coordination and musicality. His class gives dancers the freedom to move in space through using the dynamics in the precision of each movement.

Aymeric Mosselmans was born in Lesquin, France. He studied dance at the l’École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, and danced for Ballet National De Nancy (Pierre Lacotte), City Ballet Of London (Harold King), Ballett der Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf (Youri Vamos). He has been dancing in the ensemble of the Staatsballett Berlin since 2004.

Wednesday
28. February | 10:15

Your Turn – Dance training by students

Wednesday, 28.2. 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.

Thursday
1. March | 10:15

Training – Classical Dance with Christopher Matt

Ballet Class

Thursday, 1.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 6

Christopher Matt’s ballet class follows the rules of classical training with a keen eye for the individual needs of the dancers. His classes are characterised by musicality,  an organic flow of movement, a strong connection to the floor and space shifting movement sequences. The class combines elements from the French school with Russian style and influences from the English training system.

Christopher Matt has been working as a teacher for different companies and training schools in Europe and the USA since 1995. He leads the classical training of the DANCE ON Ensemble in Berlin and has taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Ballets de Trocadero and the Kompanie des Tiroler Landestheaters, among others.

Thursday
1. March | 10:15

Training – Contemporary Dance with Kira Kirsch

Falling Matters

Thursday, 1.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 9

What does an authentic game with gravity look like? Does it exist? What is potential energy and where is it located? How much resistance and letting go do we need? What about falling up, and how small can a micro fall be? These and other questions concerning falling are the subjects of this training, which invites participants to surrender, pretend, beat or meet gravity – who is sometimes a beast and sometimes a magical wizard. The matter of falling can be feared or harnessed into making movement effortless. We will work on disarming our fear and cultivating falling as a primary impulse for movement development and phrase work. We will transform falling into an overall filter through which we perceive our anatomy and structure. You can expect lively contact between theory and practice, hands on work, experimenting, movement research and falling as dancing.

Kira Kirsch is an East-Berlin movement artist, community organiser, mother and curator. She is deeply involved in creating and shaping spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitise their mind-body-movement continuum. She is a pioneer, teacher and researcher of the Axis Syllabus (AS) method, a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, teacher of laboratories and has built a community for AS research.

Thursday
1. March | 10:15

Training – Classical Dance with Aymeric Mosselmans

Thursday, 1.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 11

Aymeric’s class is based on a high level of classical technique with the main focus being on coordination and musicality. His class gives dancers the freedom to move in space through using the dynamics in the precision of each movement.

Aymeric Mosselmans was born in Lesquin, France. He studied dance at the l’École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, and danced for Ballet National De Nancy (Pierre Lacotte), City Ballet Of London (Harold King), Ballett der Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf (Youri Vamos). He has been dancing in the ensemble of the Staatsballett Berlin since 2004.

Thursday
1. March | 10:15

Training – Contemporary Dance with Jennifer Mann

weiss-mann technique (a modern/contemporary fusion)

Thursday, 1.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 3

Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss teach the weiss-mann technique, which they developed through their years of artistic collaboration. Its roots lie in modern dance, but its expression breaks past molds, becoming a fusion that is structured, yet highly physical and dynamic. With influences from Yoga, Alexander Technique and Release, the class explores a balance between one’s technical skills and the capacity to flow and move through space freely. Dancers are continually encouraged to experience their energy, and then to consciously direct it into space. Particular movement themes such as rhythm and musicality, quick directional and level changes, following initiation points (the fingertips, toes, hip, sternum, etc.), or floorwork are explored. Dancers are challenged to take risks, to expand their boundaries, to build stamina and to cover more space. Soulful music motivates, inspires and supports the entire class.

Jennifer Mann studied dance and received a BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Since then she has worked as a dancer, choreographer, modern/contemporary dance, improvisation and yoga teacher. Jennifer teaches at festivals and companies throughout Europe and in Asia. She is a faculty member of DANCEWORKS berlin and offers dance training regularly at Marameo, where she is also active organisationally as a board member. Jennifer studied yoga at the Yoga Akademie Berlin with Yogacharya Ananda Leone. She is a certified member of the BDY and the European Yoga Union (EYU).

Thursday
1. March | 10:15

Your Turn – Dance training by students

Thursday, 1.3. 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.

Friday
2. March | 09:00

Your Turn – Dance training by students

Friday, 2.3. I 9h – 10h30 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.

Friday
2. March | 09:00

Training – Classical Dance with Andrea Tallis (HfMDK Frankfurt)

Friday, 2.3. I 9h – 10h30 I Studio 11

This training offers a classical ballet training that focuses on a sequential anatomical process that sensitises and prepares the dancer’s body for the work processes that may or may not follow in the course of the day. Musicality, coordination and connectivity will be concepts approached to develop the strength and agility needed to actualise a quality body awareness. Connecting and refining movement chains to carry and transport oneself, in the spirit of dance, is the objective.

Andrea Tallis is professor in Frankfurt with the dance department. She danced for Ballet Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe. Andrea Tallis is a teacher of classical ballet technique, composition and improvisation as well as a choreographic assistant, ballet master and reconstructor. She was based as ballet master with the Gothenburg Ballet and as freelance.

Friday
2. March | 09:00

Training – Contemporary with Ingo Reulecke

Realtime Composition

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.

Friday
2. March | 09:00

Training – Contemporary Dance with Thomas Plischke (HZT Berlin)

Where are we when we dance?

Friday, 2.3. I 9h – 10h30 I Studio 3

In dance class we dance with others, but we often neglect this aspect and concentrate on our-selves, our feeling and sensing, our body’s placement and range. How can we learn from the social implications of this situation? How can we focus on the potential of a temporal assembly of people to unlock other elements of dance training: awareness, presence, observation and communicating. This class focuses on relational games and rules that build toward a group choreography.

Thomas Plischke is the head of the BA Dance, Context, Choreography at HZT Berlin. He studied at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels and works as a dancer and choreographer. He has been working continuously with Dr. Kattrin Deufert as the artist twin deufert&plischke since 2001.

Friday
2. March | 09:00

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

Friday, 2.3. I 9h – 10h30 I Studio 6

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.

Saturday
3. March | 10:15

Training – Contemporary Dance with David N. Russo (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München)

Saturday, 3.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 3

This lesson unites different disciplines and dance styles to address body perception, coordination and aesthetics. Drawing from his eclectic background, David’s class aims to mindfully prepare the body for the rigours of being a professional dancer today. The class starts with gently warming up and softening the muscles and joints and develops from plain and pure body-work / work-out exercises, through short floor and standing combinations into more complex choreographic sequences, all of which prepare the body to move through space with an emphasis on coordination, healthy alignment and awareness. Some task based movement will challenge the senses before the class culminates with some seriously dynamic choreography designed to bring it all together, and have a bit of fun while we’re at it!!

David N. Russo teaches ballet and contemporary dance at the Ballet Academy of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. He has been a member of the collective ‘satellit produktion’ since 2013. After completing his training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, he danced as a soloist at the Saarländische Staatstheater and at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz under the direction of Philip Taylor. Russo choreographs his own pieces, organises events in Munich’s freelance scene and collaborates with artists such as Jasmine Morand from Cie Prototype Status and Nina Radelfah

Saturday
3. March | 10:15

Your Turn – Dance training by students

Saturday, 3.3. 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.

Saturday
3. March | 10:15

Training – Classical Dance with Christopher Matt

Ballet Class

Saturday, 3.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 6

Christopher Matt’s ballet class follows the rules of classical training with a keen eye for the individual needs of the dancers. His classes are characterised by musicality,  an organic flow of movement, a strong connection to the floor and space shifting movement sequences. The class combines elements from the French school with Russian style and influences from the English training system.

Christopher Matt has been working as a teacher for different companies and training schools in Europe and the USA since 1995. He leads the classical training of the DANCE ON Ensemble in Berlin and has taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Ballets de Trocadero and the Kompanie des Tiroler Landestheaters, among others.

Saturday
3. March | 10:15

Training – Contemporary Dance with Dieter Heitkamp (HfMDK Frankfurt)

Rotation

Saturday, 3.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 9

ROTATION is offered as a point of departure. A rotation is a movement in a circular motion, around a centre/point, or a line/axis. Is the axis of rotation going through the centre of the body, its periphery, or is it outside of the body? When I spin, is the space spinning around me? How about momentum, spirals, rolls, double helix, Round Robin and other cyclic changes? By exploring, experiencing and reflecting on rotation we might stumble across some edges. Hopefully questions will arise, and different perspectives will be discovered that will open up new paths of communication and feed our dancing.

Dieter Heitkamp is a professor of contemporary dance at the HfMDK Frankfurt am Main and director of the education department at the ZuKT. He is a founder and former collective member of Tanzfabrik Berlin, and was one of their artistic directors until 1995. His choreographies have been shown all over the world. For the last 38 years he has been working intensively on the study, teaching, documentation and performance of contact improvisation.

Saturday
3. March | 10:15

Training – Classical Dance with Jason Beechey (Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden)

Saturday, 3.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 11

The focus of the class will be on musicality, dynamics through movement and strength through coordination. With the special situation of the Biennale with mixed levels and just having the one class, hopefully the exercises will enable all participants to challenge themselves and really work on the given tasks, whether it be to learn new elements or to really refine and define how one approaches familiar elements with this focus in mind.

Jason Beechey is the rector of the Palucca Hochschule for Tanz Dresden. He was a soloist at London City Ballet and for Charleroi/Danses in Belgium. He was the pedagogical director of the National Choreographic Centre of the French Community of Belgium. Jason Beechey has been a member of the artistic committee of the Prix de Lausanne and a member of the jury for the Youth America Grand Prix since 2009.

Sunday
4. March | 10:15

Training – Contemporary Dance with Heidi Weiss

weiss-mann technique (a modern/contemporary fusion)

Sunday, 4.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 3

Jennifer Mann and Heidi Weiss teach the weiss-mann technique, which they developed through their years of artistic collaboration. Its roots lie in modern dance, but its expression breaks past molds, becoming a fusion that is structured, yet highly physical and dynamic. With influences from Yoga, Alexander Technique and Release, the class explores a balance between one’s technical skills and the capacity to flow and move through space freely. Dancers are continually encouraged to experience their energy, and then to consciously direct it into space. Particular movement themes such as rhythm and musicality, quick directional and level changes, following initiation points (the fingertips, toes, hip, sternum, etc.), or floorwork are explored. Dancers are challenged to take risks, to expand their boundaries, to build stamina and to cover more space. Soulful music motivates, inspires and supports the entire class.

Heidi Weiss is a teacher at Tanz Akademie balance 1 and at KARI Dance in Kempten. She was a Professor at Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden from 2004-07. She also teaches training for professional dancers and companies such as Sasha Waltz and DV8. She has been a guest artist in residence in the USA, Prague, London, Salzburg and New Delhi. She choreographed and performed with Group Motion from 1992-96. In 1997 she moved to Germany and founded Zen in theBasement Co with Jennifer Mann with whom she also developed the weiss-mann technique*.

Sunday
4. March | 10:15

Training – Contemporary Dance with Kira Kirsch

Sunday, 4.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 9

What does an authentic game with gravity look like? Does it exist? What is potential energy and where is it located? How much resistance and letting go do we need? What about falling up, and how small can a micro fall be? These and other questions concerning falling are the subjects of this training, which invites participants to surrender, pretend, beat or meet gravity – who is sometimes a beast and sometimes a magical wizard. The matter of falling can be feared or harnessed into making movement effortless. We will work on disarming our fear and cultivating falling as a primary impulse for movement development and phrase work. We will transform falling into an overall filter through which we perceive our anatomy and structure. You can expect lively contact between theory and practice, hands on work, experimenting, movement research and falling as dancing.

Kira Kirsch is an East-Berlin movement artist, community organiser, mother and curator. She is deeply involved in creating and shaping spaces for people to experience, learn about and sensitise their mind-body-movement continuum. She is a pioneer, teacher and researcher of the Axis Syllabus (AS) method, a co-organiser of the Nomadic College at Earthdance, teacher of laboratories and has built a community for AS research.

 

Sunday
4. March | 10:15

Training – Classical Dance with Aymeric Mosselmans

Sunday, 4.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 11

Aymeric’s class is based on a high level of classical technique with the main focus being on coordination and musicality. His class gives dancers the freedom to move in space through using the dynamics in the precision of each movement.

Aymeric Mosselmans was born in Lesquin, France. He studied dance at the l’École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, and danced for Ballet National De Nancy (Pierre Lacotte), City Ballet Of London (Harold King), Ballett der Deutschen Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf (Youri Vamos). He has been dancing in the ensemble of the Staatsballett Berlin since 2004.

Sunday
4. March | 10:15

Training – Classical Dance with Christopher Matt

Ballet Class

Sunday, 4.3. I 10h15 – 11h45 I Studio 6

Christopher Matt’s ballet class follows the rules of classical training with a keen eye for the individual needs of the dancers. His classes are characterised by musicality,  an organic flow of movement, a strong connection to the floor and space shifting movement sequences. The class combines elements from the French school with Russian style and influences from the English training system.

Christopher Matt has been working as a teacher for different companies and training schools in Europe and the USA since 1995. He leads the classical training of the DANCE ON Ensemble in Berlin and has taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The Ballets de Trocadero and the Kompanie des Tiroler Landestheaters, among others.

Sunday
4. March | 10:15

Your Turn – Dance training by students

Sunday, 4.3. 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.

Monday
5. March | 09:45

Warm-Up / Cool-Down

Monday, 5.3. I 9h45 – 10h30 Uhr I Halle and Studio A, Radialsystem

We begin the last day of the Biennial with a short communal warm up (or in the cases of those who have danced through the night, a cool down), led by members of the company Sasha Waltz & Guests.