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Tanzplan Quarterly Review97
4th quarter 2006637

Early October
3 Residencies

Tanzplan Hamburg awards, as part of its funding programme, three residencies for choreographers who are starting out on their professional careers. Applicants should already have realized their first projects. The residencies run from April to December 2007 and include, among other things, a production budget and a qualifying course programme. A professional jury is responsible for selecting successful candidates. Application deadline is November 11, 2006.

October 28
Open Masterclasses

On October 28, TANZLABOR 21, in cooperation with Knstlerhaus Mousonturn and the Ausbildungsbereich ZuKT (Zeitgenssischer und Klassischer Tanz) [Education and Training Programme Contemporary and Classical Dance] of the Hochschule fr Musik und Darstellende Kunst holds a series of open master-classes in ZuKTs studios. Ginette Laurin (October 28), Richard Siegal (November 27), John Jaspers (December 2), and Anouk van Dijk (December 9) present their choreographic work at Mousonturm and explain in the master-classes their approaches to their work.

October 30 to November 3
Research

From October 30 to November 3, a daily experimental, interdisciplinary workshop takes place another research project of the Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Pilotprojekt Tanzplan Berlin. Prof. Rhys Martin, responsible for developing the course, invited the choreographer Deborah Hay (USA), the author and performer Margaret Cameron (Australia), and the performance artist Rosa Casado (Spain) to the workshop.
The goal of this one-week workshop is to test and evaluate new teaching formats for the new course: communication channels of interdisciplinary art projects, forms of working, and curriculum structures.
Creative teams, consisting of one of the selected international dancers or choreographers and a student or professional from another artistic discipline, develop projects involving dance, performance art, and choreography. It is planned to offer two-year MA course Solo Dance Authorship (working title), beginning in the winter semester 2007/08 at the Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz.

Early November
BA-Course

The Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Pilotprojekt Tanzplan Berlin will institute a new BA course Zeitgenssischer Tanz, Kontext, Choreografie(Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography). The three-year course is conceived as an artistic education and training, devoted to contemporary dance and choreography in all its various themes, techniques, practices, production conditions, and contexts. The course is advertised; application deadline is January 15, 2007.

November 1
Persoennel

Ewa Ferens begins work as head of communications at Tanzplan Hamburg.

November 10
Actual Danceplans

On November 10, the Mary Wigman conference Helle Schwingungen. Mary Wigman und die Tanzplne von heute begins, with the Tanzplan Dresden team Jason Beechey, Angela Rannow, Aaron Watkin, and others.

November 21 and 22
Performance

The Company Deja Donne performs its new work My Name is King on November 21 and 22 at Muffathalle. The performance is part of access to dance - Tanzplan Mnchen.

November 24-26
2nd meeting

Representatives of the German dance academies continue their work and hold their second meeting November 24-26, 2006, this time at the Hochschule fr Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt/Main. Topics are, among others, continuing education and training, restructuring, future education projects, and the history and theory of dance. In addition to the dance academies in Essen, Frankfurt/Main, Dresden, Cologne, Berlin, Mannheim, and Munich, the vocational schools (Berufsfachschulen) in Berlin (Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin und Schule fr Artistik), Hamburg (Ballettschule Hamburg / Ballett John Neumeier), and Stuttgart (John Cranko Schule) are also invited.

November 30
Positive decision

On November 30, the Tanzplan board makes the final decision on funding the four-year pilot and research phase of the Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz - Pilotprojekt Tanzplan Berlin, awarding a total of 722,709, spread until 2010.

December 1
Personnel

Isabel Pflug starts as project director of Tanzplan Essen 2010.

December 7
Press conference

Press conference of the Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Pilotprojekt Tanzplan Berlin at the Universitt der Knste with Prof. Wolfgang Engler (Hochschule fr Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch), Barbara Friedrich (TanzRaumBerlin GmbH), Eva-Maria Hoerster (Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz), Prof. Martin Rennert (Universitt der Knste), and Madeline Ritter (Tanzplan Deutschland).

December 10
HipHop Dance Award Stadtwerke Dsseldorf

Show Contest + Mix Style Battle. Hosts: Takao Baba (D); DJ: Sly (F). As part of take-off: Junger Tanz, tanzhaus nrw organises the first Hip Hop Award sponsored by Stadtwerke Dsseldorf, with top-class workshops held by renowned German as well as international stars. The jury consists of Bridget Q. Fearn (D), Amigo (D), Karl Kane Wong (F), Link (USA)

December 15 and 16
Moving 4-ward

Dance theatre by students at Dsseldorf special-needs schools, under the artistic leadership of Royston Maldoom, with four choreographies by Indepen-dance (GB), Orbit Dance (IR), Amici Dance (GB), and Royston Maldoom (D/GB).
At the centre of the work of the pioneers of community dance is the joy of art, of the extraordinary, of playing with sounds, movement, visual worlds, and poetry. Together with children and teenagers from three Dsseldorf special-needs schools, and supervised by three choreographers from North-Rhine Westphalia (Sabine Seume, Misael Lopez und Andreas Simon), they embarked on the adventure of the art of dance and developed a choreography at each school. Committed teachers, enthusiastic kids, a week of dance instead of conventional classes, and many new experiences for everybody! The crowning finale of the project brings all the participating kids together for a Mahler choreography by Royston Maldoom. Participating schools are Rheinische Frderschule Hren und Kommunikation, Rheinische Frderschule Krperliche und Motorische Entwicklung, and Stdtische Frderschule Geistige Entwicklung.

December 20
Show

On December 20, Tanzplan Potsdams short-term residents Raquel Meseguer, Donatella Cabras & Gabriele Reuter show the results of their work at fabrik Potsdam.638

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