Application portal for BA Dance and MA Dance Mediation open

Applications are now open for the BA Dance and MA Mediation in Dance programs. The application deadline for both programs is March 1, 2023.

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February 3rd & 4th, 2023
3 and 8 pm, Studiotheater ZZT

With a view to deepening and further developing their own dance artistic work and in close connection with their respective profiling, students of the final year BA Dance develop performative solos as well as artistic presentation formats. The starting point is to be inspired by the artistic practice of another artist (choreographer, dancer, dramaturge, performer, etc.) and to use this input and inspiration for their own dance and dance-mediated research.

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form/RELAY/content – a Symposium on Artistic Material in Music and Dance

For the symposium form/RELAY/content on artistic material in music and dance we are looking for contributions in the form of performances, workshops and experimental formats. The event will take place online and at various venues in Cologne on April 29-30, 2023.
Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2023.

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Open Position: Professorship in Contemporary Dance Artistic Practice

A half-time W2 professorship for contemporary dance artistic practice is available at the Center for Contemporary Dance for the winter semester 2023/24.

Application deadline: January 25, 2023



form/RELAY/content – a Symposium on Artistic Material in Music and Dance

April 29th & 30th, 2023


form/RELAY/content brings artistic and scientific contributions and formats on Artistic Material in Music and Dance into dialogue. With performances, lectures, dance-based and sound-based formats, feed forward and feedback moments as well as talks, the event negotiates the theme “Content/RELAY/Form” from the perspective of dance and music. 
The event takes place online and at various location in Cologne on April 29th & 30th, 2023.
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New research project in the field of dance studies

We are happy to announce that our new research project, starting in winter 2022, will be funded by the DFG!

Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Yvonne Hardt, the project "Modes and Episteme of Collectively Produced Dance Knowledge: Empirical-Qualitative and Knowledge-Theoretical Investigations of Analog and Digital Teaching and Learning Practices in Contemporary Dance" aims to develop a differentiated understanding of embodied modes of knowledge through a comparative field study of analog and virtual teaching and learning practices in contemporary dance. During the corona pandemic online teaching formats in dance practice proliferated. A comparative study of presence-based teaching and online formats provides an excellent opportunity to investigate processes of emergence, modes, repertoires and hierarchies of knowledge. Nevertheless, there has been hardly any research pursued on the relation between dance teaching practices and forms of dance knowledge. Furthermore, the project analyzes modes and epistemes of teaching and appropriation processes in relation to their social practices of inclusions and exclusions to discuss relationships of power and empowerment.

In the course of this project, two additional research assistants will be working at the CCD.

More information will follow soon.

Tanzen/Teilen – Sharing/Dancing

The new yearbook of the Society for Dance Research (GTF), co-edited by Sevi Bayraktar and Yvonne Hardt, asks how we share dance and who can share, take or give when encounters, protests or movements in dance happen. The diverse contributions to "Tanzen/Teilen - Sharing/Dancing", among them also contributions by Miriam Althammer and Ulrike Nestler, touch on questions of collaboration, digitality, of inclusion and exclusion from postpolonial and intersectional perspectives as well as (post-?)pandemic (im)possibilities of entering into contact.

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