The 1st platform has taken place from 15th to 19th of July 2013. It was the first edition of an experimental platform for research, exchange and dissemination on the topic of Contemporary Dance. It addressed to students on an MA level.
The concept is based on the contributions of MA students dealing and reflecting on questions concerning artistic-choreographic research and/or of its intermediation.
This platform is part of the MA program Dance Dissemination.
Its goal is to offer the students a one week lasting intensive period by a comprehensive exchange. Thereby they gain the possibility to enlarge their personal networks and to intensify the exchange of MA studies in general.
This plattform provides the possibility for MA students, to reflect individually and collectively on their personal structures or modes of examination and dissemination. Beforehand to the Platform, participating students formulate individual research topics and according formats. These will be put into practice during the Platform and reflected and questioned collectively.
The aim is to establish itself on a regular basis and to renew its reflecting focus on changing relevant subjects in the field of Contemporary Dance simultaneously.
In 2013, students of the MA Dance Dissemination at the Centre for Contemporary Dance (CCD) of the University for Music and Dance Cologne (HfMT) and of the study program MA Choreography of the Zentrum Tanz Berlin participated in it.
Furthermore the CCD was cooperating with the MA International Arts Management at the Centre for International Arts Managemnt (CIAM) at the HfMT. That way it offered a number of students a place to engage into their practice in the field of organisation and documentation.