JOIN US 2023

 

On January 6 & 7, 2023, teachers and students of the Center for Contemporary Dance (CCD) of the Cologne University of Music and Dance will give insight into dance artistic training forms, practices and working methods - live in the studios in Cologne-Nippes!

This offer is aimed at teenagers and young adults (16 years and older) who aspire to study contemporary dance and would like to learn more about the specific profile of the CCD. Participation is free of charge. The format will be held in German as well as in English if needed.

As a participant you have the possibility to choose your own training and workshop program and to follow your individual interests. In the different formats you will also have the opportunity to talk to teachers and students and to exchange ideas in group-oriented processes.


During the two days we will offer the following dance practical formats:

- Tuning Ins (somatic practices)

- training in contemporary dance techniques and ballet for contemporary dancers

- various workshops

- an informative format that provides insights into the profile of the ZZT and the dance landscape in North Rhine-Westphalia

Registration:
To participate, you put together your individual workshop program and book your selection of Tuning Ins, Training Formats and Workshops directly via the respective link in the overview. You will then receive a confirmation of registration.
For the slots with only one offer (e.g. welcome, infoslot, joint checkout) you are automatically registered.

The registration deadline is December 22, 2022.

The number of participants is limited - registrations will be considered in the order of receipt.

If you have any questions, please contact zzt.anmeldung(at)hfmt-koeln(dot)de

 

Friday, January 6,  2023

Saturday, January 7,  2023

8.45 – 9.00 am

Welcoming

Studio 1

 

9.00 – 9.45 am

Tuning In

Alexander Technik, Claudia Braubach, Studio 1

Pilates, Birgit Scheefe, Studio 2

Registration Tuning In

9.00 – 9.45 am

Joint Tuning In

Yoga, Flavia Tabarrini, Studio 1

 

10.00 – 11.30 am

Training I

Contemporary, Vera Sander, Studio 1

Ballet Flavia Tabarrini, Studio 2

Registration Training I

10.00 – 11.30 am

Training II

Contemporary, Vera Sander, Studio 1

Ballet, Flavia Tabarrini, Studio 2

Registration Training II

12.00 – 1.30 pm

Workshops I

Workshop A: Tanz & Theory

Sevi Bayraktar, Studio 1

 

Workshop B: Making the Body Listen

Anna Kempin, Studio 2

Registration Workshops I

12.00 – 1.30 pm

Workshops II

Workshop A: Perceiving movement details

Vera Sander, Studio 1

 

Workshop B: Making the Body Listen

Anna Kempin, Studio 2

Registration Workshops II

1.30 – 3.00 pm Lunch Break

1.30 – 3.00 pm Lunch Break

3.00 – 4.30 pm

Informative Format

Teachers, students, alumni introduce themselves, the CCD and „Tanzland NRW“

 

Studio 1

 

3.00 – 4.30 pm

Workshops III

Workshop A: Urban-Neo

Andrés Patarroyo, Studio 1

 

Workshop B: "etwas vermitteln - sich vermitteln"
Jovana Petrovska, Studio 2

Registration Workshops III

 

4.45 – 5.00 pm Joint „Check Out“

 

TUNING INS

Alexander Technik with Claudia Braubach

Friday, January 6, 2023, 09.00-09.45 am

 

Pilates with Birgit Scheefe

Friday, January 6, 2023, 09.00-09.45 am

 

Yoga with Flavia Tabarrini

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 09.00-09.45 am

 

TRAINING FORMATS

Contemporary dance technique with Vera Sander

Friday, January 6 & Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10.00-11.30 am

In this training we will work on different ways to approach the floor. We will first focus on principles that support an understanding of functionality, alignment and volume in the body and then use this to explore a range of more complex movement scenarios. The training leaves room for questioning and listening, creating unstable moments and challenging our own habits and comfort zones. In doing so, the body is understood as an instrument for learning, creating, and training dynamic and fluid movements to utilize the play of gravity and the use of weight.

 

Ballet for contemporary dancers with Flavia Tabarrini

Friday, January 6 & Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10.00-11.30 am

This ballet class for contemporary dancers promotes precision, agility and fluidity of movement and develops physical strength and flexibility. Classes also focus on the spatial relationship between the dancing body and its environment, encouraging fluid and organic movement through space. All of this is done in an open and positive attitude and with a body-friendly approach.

 

WORKSHOPS

Workshops I

 

Workshop A: Tanz & Theory

With Sevi Bayraktar

Friday, January 6, 2023, 12.00 – 1.30 pm

In this format, we will explore the intertwining of theory and practice in dance. The concepts of "dance," "choreography," and "movement" form the basis for dance studies and also resonate with other fields of study through their impact on performance, politics, and culture. We ask: What are the different understandings of knowledge and theory? What is the relevance of theory to dance practice? What topics, questions, and research methods does dance scholarship generate? How do we approach critical and postcolonial theories to think about dance and choreography? Theoretical debates can be explored in different times and at different levels: from treatises and notations of ballet, in essays, diaries and movements of modern dancers around 1900, to (political) manifestos of the 1960s and choreographic manuals in the field of contemporary dance in recent years. Using various texts and audiovisual materials, we will follow these traces to gain first insights into theory in and through dance.

 

Workshop B: Making the Body Listen

with Anna Kempin,

Friday, January 6 & Saturday, January 7, 2023, 12.00 – 1.30 pm

In this workshop the dynamic and sensual body is activated. A mixture of given material and independent investment in movement, blends the boundary between external form and instinctive (re)action. With a particular focus on the use of weight and gravity, we explore techniques of moving into and out of the ground using momentum. This will involve using the senses such as conscious hearing, sensing and seeing to support the functionalities and potentials of the body. Included will be material that Anna Kempin has developed over the course of her work as a freelance dancer.

 

Workshops II

Workshop A: Perceiving movement details - a playful approach to performative tools

with Vera Sander

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 12.00 - 1.30 pm

The workshop will focus on how we can engage with movement material as a dynamic event. A framework will be generated in which participants* have the opportunity to work within improvisational settings about modes of perception and to work on performative qualities and individual decision-making capacity within set movement material. The goal is to apply tools that help to gain more confidence in one's own physical practice in order to develop a fundamentally playful, detailed and alert attitude.

 

Workshop B: Making the Body Listen

with Anna Kempin,

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 12.00 – 1.30 pm

In this workshop the dynamic and sensual body is activated. A mixture of given material and independent investment in movement, blends the boundary between external form and instinctive (re)action. With a particular focus on the use of weight and gravity, we explore techniques of moving into and out of the ground using momentum. This will involve using the senses such as conscious hearing, sensing and seeing to support the functionalities and potentials of the body. Included will be material that Anna Kempin has developed over the course of her work as a freelance dancer.

 

Workshops III

Workshop A: Urban-Neo

with Andrés Felipe González Patarroyo, student of the 3rd year in BA Dance at the CCD

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 3.00 - 4.30 pm

In this workshop we will focus on simple, complex or dynamic movements. These are related to urban dance and contemporary dance, which are not similar as units, but complement each other. We will work on ways to improve the abilities of each body, training directions, speeds, forces, flexibility and expressiveness. This with the goal of complementing or acquiring prior knowledge to feel, flow or experience any of these ideas and interpret them in a cooperative space. This does not mean that we will make a distinction between the two types of dance, but how the body can respond when listening to a song, a beat, or to silence itself.

 

Workshop B: "something to mediate - to mediate oneself".

with Jovana Petrovska and Leonie Stöckle, students of the 4th year of BA Dance at the CCD

Saturday, January 7, 2023, 3.00 - 4.30 pm

When we want to mediate or convey ourselves or something to someone, we have a variety of (implicit and explicit) tools at our disposal to do so, which always transmit and convey something and we also always show ourselves in them and/or let something of ourselves be seen. So, on the one hand, we can ask: Is mediation then also a performative practice? On the other hand, we can also ask: How does the mediation of my own practice take place? Both theoretically and practically, we learn what can be hidden behind the word "mediation" and examine how our gestures, words or movements always (can) mediate something.

These are some of the questions and ideas we can exchange on this topic. Feel free to bring your own questions about mediation as well!

 

We look forward to seeing you :)