Author Archive Anja Michalke

ByAnja Michalke

Bottom-up Dance School

KICK-OFF EVENT

The Bottom-Up Dance School fills the vacuum in the Hamburg dance community for an education in contemporary dance. It will offer further education in techniques and working methods and encounters with renowned choreographers and dance professionals. In ten teaching units, the workshop leaders will give insights into their own practices. The first class will be led by Fabrice Mazliah. The training is explicitly aimed at autodidacts and dancers who describe themselves as semi-professional and would like to do dance training.

Free admission after sign-in: tanzbiennale@kampnagel.de (latest: Jan 31), class held in English

23.02., 12 am to 4 pm

Kampnagel K6

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ByAnja Michalke

Fusion Dance Battle

ONE ARENA, ALL STYLES

WHERE HIP HOP, CONTEMPORARY, BALLET, VOGUE AND CULTURAL DANCES MEET ON THE SAME DANCE FLOOR

Why is there no battle in contemporary dance? Because there is no competition? Probably not. Within the framework of FOKUS TANZ, Kampnagel together with choreographers Ousmane Sy and Franck Edmond Yao is organizing the first FUSION DANCE BATTLE, a cross-disciplinary dance battle for dancers from all disciplines. In a casting workshop, a jury will select 40 people who will be divided into groups of 5 dancers from different dance genres. In the subsequent battle, the winners will dance together for the victory and receive prize money of €2000.

All Biennale participants from all disciplines are warmly invited to take
part in the battle!

The battle is supported by the Institut français.

Casting Feb 22, 5:30 pm, Kampnagel K1
Battle Feb 22, 8 pm, Kampnagel K6

Tickets Please register when participating. Visitortickets: 10 Euro (reduced 5 Euro)

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ByAnja Michalke

Short Pieces Feb 22, 6:30 pm

CODARTS DANCE ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

In its BA dance program, Codarts University of the Arts offers a combination of intensive study of dance techniques, improvisation / composition, performance practice as well as theory and reflection. At Kampnagel, the students show two short pieces: “FAR-Duet” in the choreography by Wayne McGregor and “The Golden Pas de Deux (The Dowland Variation)” by Stephen Shropshire.

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STAATLICHE BALLETTSCHULE BERLIN

The Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin trains talents from all parts of the world in classic-romantic ballet as well as for contemporary dance. At Kampnagel, the students show “Work in Progress” by choreographer Barbara Gatto about the big issues of human existence.

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ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE DANÇA LISSABON (ESD), PORTUGAL

Dance training at the Escola Superior de Dança has existed since 1983 and is characterized by constant updating and further development of the faculty as well as a close relationship with the national and international artist scene. It shows the two duets »Quando a linha desalinha« and »Em Laivo«, which were choreographed by students from the second year.

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Tickets € 10 (€ 5 concession, free entrance for holders of tickets for FOKUS TANZ performances on the same night)

Kampnagel K2

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ByAnja Michalke

AK|T Meeting

PEDAGOGICAL PROFESSIONALISM IN DANCING

This work discussion is particularly directed at the directors and responsible heads of study programs with an emphasis on dance pedagogy and dance mediation. We hereby invite you to take part in this meeting. The work discussion in the context of the 7th Biennale Tanzausbildung 2020 Hamburg among representatives of the AK|T institutions, directors of study programmes in the field of dance pedagogy/dance mediation and representatives of the listed associations would like to go beyond a first description of the status quo and inspire a discourse that also focuses on the challenges in the field of dance pedagogy and dance mediation in vocational and further education. One of the intents of this work group, which reaches across all associations, is to create a discussion forum in a conference (2020/21) to address the further development of the relevant questions and to present and explain new approaches, projects or visions of professionality in dance pedagogy and dance mediation in the 2020/30 decade. In this process, structures relating to qualifications, fields of activity and career opportunities in dance pedagogy and dance mediation stand at the center of the debate.

For AK|T members and representatives of the Dachverband Tanz, the Aktion Tanz – Bundesverband Tanz in Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. and the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung e.V.

Moderation: Claudia Feest, with contributions by Marianne Bäcker, Dr. Claudia Fleischle-Braun und Martina Kessel

Feb 22, 3 pm-4:15 pm

Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg, Peacetambul

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ByAnja Michalke

AK|T Meeting

INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE

At the end of the Biennale, international guests who teach dance programmes abroad are invited to provide feedback. How did they experience the biennial? What other concrete steps would be desirable for the format of the biennial and its potential for international dialogue? For AK|T members and international guests.

Moderation: Nik Haffner et al.

Feb 22, 9:30 am-11:00 am

Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg, K1

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ByAnja Michalke

Short Pieces Feb. 21, 6:30 pm

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA BOGOTÁ,KOLUMBIEN

The Performing Arts Programme is based on the view that education is a dynamic process that responds to a rapidly changing and diverse environment.The Programme combines somatic, improvisation and performance studies. The students will show the choreography »Stance«.

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DANCESCAPE SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN

Dancescape South Africa offers dance classes for youth in disadvantaged
townships in South Africa in order to give them prospects and to offer alternatives and ways for a career in the performing arts. Dancescape South Africa presents a piece of dance theater that tells the fictional story of a healer.

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FOLKWANG UNIVERSITÄT DER KÜNSTE ESSEN

Since 1927, international dancers have been trained at Folkwang University of the Arts. Dance training is understood as interdisciplinary, traditional and versatile. For Kampnagel, choreographer Ben J. Riepe, who studied dance at Folkwang University himself, developed a presentation.

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Tickets € 10 (€ 5 concession, free entrance for holders of tickets for performances on the same night)

Kampnagel K2

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Natsuko Tezuka
ByAnja Michalke

Do-Shop #7 (students only)

Natsuko Tezuka: Body Map – Journey into the Inside

Observe your body and have it resonate within a stream of consciousness to make you dance. Instead of doing dance you can become dance. Dance will dance you. Stand still and do the impossible. Starting from an exploration of physicality, feeling and spontaneous movements, let’s make a body map as an observation of the inside of your body and take a journey through it. You will find out what kinds of energy are lurking deep inside of the body to come out as movements that happen instead of being made.

Teacher: Natsuko Tezuka

Feb. 21/22, 3:00 pm

Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg, room K32

Attention: criss-cross!
The do-shops #5-8 are two days each, on Tuesday and Wednesday #5 and #6, on Friday and Saturday #7 and #8. They will be combined as 5/7, 5/8, 6/7 and 6/8.

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Fabrice Mazliah © privat
ByAnja Michalke

Do-Shop #8 (students only)

Fabrice Mazliah: The Forsythe Methodology Based on the Repertory

Fabrice Mazliah is a choreographer and a former Forsythe dancer. He will give an insight view in the methodology of Forsythe’s choreographic work based on the different pieces he was dancing over twenty years in the Ballet Frankfurt and the Forsythe Company.

Feb. 21/22, 3:00 pm

Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg, room K4

Attention: criss-cross!
The do-shops #5-8 are two days each, on Tuesday and Wednesday #5 and #6, on Friday and Saturday #7 and #8. They will be combined as 5/7, 5/8, 6/7 and 6/8.

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© Silvano Ballone
ByAnja Michalke

Atelier 2

Biennale meets BJB

As a young company, the German National Youth Ballet not only dances John Neumeier’s repertoire, they also develop their own contemporary works. In this atelier, the participants learn and rehearse repertoire of the German National Youth Ballet. Germany’s first ever National Youth Ballet was founded at the beginning of the 2011/2012 theatre season.

The company consists of eight professional dancers between the ages of 18 to 23 and also works in the Ballettzentrum Hamburg John Neumeier. With its own repertoire, comprising mainly of works by young choreographers, the group predominantly dances in new spaces –not only theatres, but schools, museums, nursing homes and even prisons; spaces in which dance does not usually attract much interest. The National Youth Ballet aims to demonstrate that dance has a social relevance creating a spirit of community and a sense of unity, focusing especially on a young audience. The company has both national and international tours scheduled, hoping to bring people of different backgrounds and characters together through movement and creativity.

Teacher: Raymond Hilbert

Feb 21 + 22, 11-12 am, room Petipa

Ballettzentrum Hamburg John Neumeier, Caspar-Voght-Straße 54, 20535 Hamburg

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Beethoven Dances © Kiran West
ByAnja Michalke

Atelier 4

Beethoven Dances

Participants work on an excerpt from John Neumeier’s ballet: Beethoven Dances.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the School of the Hamburg Ballet in the year 2018, John Neumeier choreographed 40 dances under the title Beethoven Dances to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. The choice of the music shows the musical diversity at the turn of the 19th century and that music and dance belonged to the essence of everyday life at that time.
Each level of the school was given the possibility to present their technical and artistic abilities. The focus of the dances is on the individual gifts of the students as well as on the technical level of the class. John Neumeier captures the atmosphere of the music with the individual dancers.
Beethoven Dances is a very special ballet for the students because John Neumeier choreographed the dances specifically for them. In these 40 dances, the students can express their joy and passion by moving to music. The intuitive students’ movements link the music and the dance as at the time of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Teacher: Gigi Hyatt

Feb 21 + 22, 11-12 am, room Fokine

Ballettzentrum Hamburg John Neumeier, Caspar-Voght-Straße 54, 20535 Hamburg

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