Category Archive Education

ByUlrike Steffel

Cool Down and Feedback

After a packed, intense week, farewells are imminent. To shape this as a common experience, the Biennale has planned a last, reflexive session on Sunday morning. The start will be a physical cool down at 10:00 am, headed by the choreographer Victoria Hauke. In order to be able to review all events of the past week, the body needs to be awakened, which is what good dancers do. This will occur in the big group of all Biennale participants. Victoria Hauke’s roots in dance are based on release techniques, Tai Chi Chuan, Qi-Gong and yoga; she will use these to enrichen the cool-down session.

In a discussion after the session, all participants will look into the future and imagine what terms and conditions might characterize a network meeting for up-and-coming generations of dancers.

Feb 23, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg, K2

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ByUlrike Steffel

Biennale Closing Party

CITY OF DANCES

It’s the last evening of the 7th Bienn ale Tanzausb ildung 2020 Hamburg
and the festival Fok us Tanz #6 – there could be no better reason for an excessive party serving a mix of hip hop and dancehall tunes – bassy, trappy and bouncy! The late night highlight of the festival will bring two international DJs to the kmh-Club providing a space for audience, dance students from all over the world and international festival artists to celebrate together until the early morning. Express yourself – don’t repress yourself…

Feb 22, 11:00 pm

For ticketholders, artists, and participants of the Biennale Tanzausbildung 2020

Kampnagel, KMH

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ByUlrike Steffel

Book Presentation

PINA BAUSCH‘S DANCE THEATER. COMPANY, ARTISTIC PRACTICES, AND RECEPTION

Scholar Gabriele Klein (Hamburg University) presents her new book »Pina
Bausch‘s Dance Theater. Company, Artistic Practices, and Reception«. After that she discusses the relevance and significance of scientific and artistic research in BA- and MA -dance programmes with Stephan Brinkmann, head of the dance department at Folkwang University, and the freelance choreographer and dance scholar Sebastian Sebastian Matthias.

The english edition of »Pina Bausch‘s Dance Theater. Company, Artistic Practices, and Reception« will be published by Columbia Press in May 2020.

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Klein, Stephan Brinkmann, Sebastian Matthias

Feb 22, 5:30 pm – in German language

Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg, Foyer

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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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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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ByAnja Michalke

AK|T Meeting

ELECTION

New election of AK|T spokespersons, outlook Biennale 2022 and the status of the new AK|T organizational structure “Konrad Ekhof GmbH”. For teachers of the AK|T member institutions.

Moderation: Peter Boragno, Nik Haffner

Feb 21, 10:45 am-12:45 am

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

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