Feedback and Reflection

Focusing towards the development of young artists within the field of professional dance as well as towards exchange between the various nationally supported dance education institutions, the 5th Biannual Conference Dance Education will occur in Cologne, Germany from the 15-21st of February 2016. This event is connected to the German Competition for the development of emerging talent (Bundeswettbewerb zur Förderung des Tänzernachwuchses). As a forum for exchange of students, teachers, dance theorists, and audiences, students from the matriculating class at all of the German, as well as various international university dance programs, are invited to participate in the Biannual Conference. This forum will occur through diverse public presentations including: performances, workshops, discussions and discursive formats in which themes and questions relevant to the field of dance will be discussed.

The 5th Biannual Conference Dance Education Cologne seeks to interweave itself with questions surrounding the concepts of reflection and feedback within artistic contexts. The potentials and possibilities for auto-poetic processes guides the theme of analyzing the working field towards creating reflexive educational contexts.

On the 15th and 16th of February matriculating students from ten national and five international institutions of dance education will show choreographic work orbiting around the theme of this years biannual conference. The works that each institution will present were created with and on the students in their final year of study by international artists. The presentation will occur at the Schauspeil (Playhouse) Cologne. The presentation offers an overview of the immense variety and exceptional quality of the artistic abilities of the matriculating students from the dance education institutions.

In addition to internal workshops at the Centre for Contemporary Dance / University for Music and Dance Cologne the theme of the biannual will be reflected on during a one day symposium including lectures, lecture performances and discussions with international guests.


SU 21|02|16 · 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Oper Köln im StaatenHaus, Rheinparkweg 1, 50679 Cologne

The Biannual Conference Dance Education is a project by Ausbildungskonferenz Tanz, organized and hosted by the Centre of Contemporary Dance / University for Music and Dance Cologne, funded by the Ministery for Education and Research, supported by Oper Köln and German Dance Archive Cologne.

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