In this edition of 9th Biennale Tanzausbildung 2024 München, so many dance styles and backgrounds of different dancers come together that a mutual perception and inspiration is almost inevitable. So why not take advantage of this and create a kaleidoscope of mutual inspiration.
The choreographer Dustin Klein works with a number of interdisciplinary methods in the development of his pieces, as do various composers, graphic designers, filmmakers, directors, actors, costume designers and above all, dancers of all type, background and age.
In this workshop Dustin will work out how movement patters can spread in a group and how to be inspired by each other in a closed group and how to set each other up as roll models. Movement patterns and dance styles of all kind as well as characteristic properties spread like wildfire in the room and are preceded, implemented, and reinterpreted by the group until something completely unic and new emerges from it and others can be inspired by it and use it as a model. This creates an ever growing choreographic system.
For many years, Ludwig has been fascinated by the possibility of using the medium of light as a form of art and performance to highlight the shape of objects and spaces, to emphasise the atmosphere of a room and to influence and control the emotions and reactions evoked in the viewer. He uses the design elements of light direction, brightness, contrast and colour in an artistically targeted way to create lighting moods and light spaces that add a further level to architecture, scenography and stage events in terms of dramaturgy, content and emotion. He designs lighting concepts for the stage, exhibitions, trade fair performances and architecture.
Luca Seixas is a Brazilian dancer and choreographer from Campinas, São Paulo. His diverse studies encompass disciplines ranging from Capoeira to Classical and Contemporary Dance. He began his professional career with engagements at Companhia Brasileira de Balé and Deborah Colker Dance Company in Rio de Janeiro. Later, he joined the ensemble of São Paulo Dance Company. For the past seven years, Luca was a member of the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich. Currently, he is a freelance dance artist and has been guesting with the Iceland Dance Company while involved in personal projects as choreographer, exploring the sound ambience in his own works.
Jan Faszbender began piano lessons in 1980 and created his first compositions at the age of 10. Since 1990 he has been working with electronic sound generators.
He studied piano and composition at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich from 1996 to 2001. The subject of his diploma thesis was “The Theremin in the History of Music”.
Since 1992, Jan Faszbender has realised countless live projects in a wide variety of styles, including at the Residenztheater Munich, the Kammerspiele Munich, Kampnagel and the city theatres of Augsburg and Constance. He has been a residency pianist with the Dreigroschenensemble Munich for 10 years. This practical experience has enabled him to develop a wide variety of musical styles for applied music and gain extensive experience with stage situations and studio recordings.
completed his education as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School, London and Trinity College London; he also gained a BTEC National Award in Arts Management.
In 2006, Klein was engaged by the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg and danced at the Bayerisches Staatsballett from 2008 – 21. There he appeared in solo roles in works by Christian Spuck, Jiří Kylián, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, Christopher Wheeldon, Richard Siegal, Pina Bausch and Russell Maliphant, among others.
In 2012, he created his first choreography “Myopic Bounds” at the Landsberger Stadttheater and has since created works for numerous companies and festivals, including the Bavarian State Ballet, Salzburg Festival, Opéra du Dijon in France, Bühnen Bern, National Theatre in Prague, Stanislavski Theatre in Moscow, J.K. Tyl Theatre in the Czech Republic and from 2017 – 2022 for the Origen Festival Cultural in Switzerland. In addition to numerous awards for his work, he received the Culture Promotion Prize and the Ellinor Holland Art Prize 2015 in Landsberg am Lech, the Audience Award of the 34th Bavarian Theatre Days 2016 in Regensburg and the Production Prize of the 33rd International Choreographic Competition 2019 in Hanover. In January 2024, Dustin Klein created the choreography “RE-Movement” for the Oldenburg State Theatre Ballet as part of the ballet evening “Recycling II”, and for the production “Real Victory” he is guest choreographer at the Münster Theatre for the first time.
We have reserved a designated space for students to converge, connect, and collaboratively prepare their bodies for a day of dance. Within this environment, fellow students have the opportunity to encounter one another, discover commonalities, share their personal practices, and engage in the exchange of knowledge.
Michaela Weinhauser completed her Bachelor’s degree in Piano and Elementary Music and Movement Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, and her Master’s degree in Dance: Research, Pedagogy, Artistic Practice at the Sports University in Cologne. She is a state-certified choir and ensemble conductor and Orff-Schulwerk Instructor Level 3. Michaela teaches at the Institute for Music Education at the LMU, at the International Piano and Violin School Munich and holds the position of artistic director at Tanzprojekt München. Since February 2023 she has taken over the organizational management for the Wettbewerb Biennale Tanzausbildung.
Freelance dancer Ming-Yuan Tsai is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the National Taipei University of the Arts and a modern dance teacher at Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. He graduated from the Dance Department of the National Academy of Arts. In 1999, he joined Cloud Gate Dance Theater 2 as a founding member. In the same year, he served there as a rehearsal assistant. In 2001, he became a member of Cloud Gate Dance Theater, and served as Rehearsal Assistant in 2007 and then as Rehearsal Director in 2015. 2019 Cloud Gate Theater × Tao Dance Theater provides rehearsal guidance for Tao Ye’s work 12. In Tsai’s 21-year career from 1999 to 2020, he has performed more than 1,300 performances worldwide.
Marta Diminich completed her ballet training at the Scuola di Danza Classica Citta`di Trieste, the Studio Internazionale Danza in Florence and the Academie de Danse Princesse Grace in Montecarlo. From 1986 to 2000 she was a soloist at the Teatro Comunale di Trieste, the Balletto di Roma, Teatro Sistina, RAI and Friedrichstadt Palast Berlin.
Diminich has been a lecturer for classical dance and repertoire at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin since 2000 and received the »Certified Classical Dance Teacher« certificate at Tanzloft Berlin in 2010. From 2012 to 2015, she also worked as a lecturer at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin.
State Ballet School Berlin
Doreen Windolf trained as a classical stage dancer at the State Ballet School Berlin. She danced with the Leipzig Ballet and the State Ballet Berlin, among others. In 2008, she trained as a dance teacher and has been working as a ballet teacher at the State Ballet School Berlin since 2014 and as a lecturer at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts since 2022. In February 2021, Doreen Windolf was commissioned to take over the Direction (interim) at the Dance Department at the State Ballet School Berlin. Her primary goal is to reconcile the performance requirements of ballet training with the protection of health.