Tanzplan Deutschland
Tanzplan Quarterly Review97
2nd quarter 2006631

April 19th 2006
Tanzplan Educational Programme: First meeting of the workgroup
Ingo Diehl (Tanzplan Educational Programme Coordinator) visits with all national dance institutions which hold an academic status, regardless of their techniques or philosophies: Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin; Palucca Schule Dresden - Hochschule fr Tanz; Folkwang Hochschule, section 3 / Essen; Hochschule fr Musik und darstellende Knste Frankfurt; Hochschule fr Musik, section Tanz / Kln; Staatliche Hochschule fr Musik und darstellende Knste, Akademie des Tanzes / Mannheim and Ballett Akademie Mnchen Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung.

The discussions held with professors and instructors of the different schools concerning questions of dance education (with the restructuring of the dance schools from diploma / certificates to BA / MA degrees in mind) as well as the classes and shows visited lead to the formation of a workgroup.

The first meeting of the workgroup takes place on April 19th where the issue bachelor and master degrees as a an opportunity for dance is up for discussion. Participants are: Prof. Lutz Frster and Roman Arndt (Essen), Prof. Paul Melis and Prof. Vera Sander (Kln), Prof. Dieter Heitkamp und Prof. Mark Spradling (Frankfurt), Eva-Maria Hoerster, Prof. Rhys Martin and Hon.Prof. Ingo Reulecke (Berlin) as well as Jason Beechey and Prof. Anke Glasow (Dresden).

Due to the focus of the discussion, the dance collegues in Berlin (Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin und Schule fr Artistik), Hamburg (Ballettschule Hamburg / Ballett John Neumeier) and Stuttgart (John Cranko Schule) are not included.
Ingo Diehl and Stefan Hilterhaus discuss the topic of dance education on a panel on April 22th during the Tanzkongress Deutschland with participating representatives of each academic dance institution.

May 2006
Staffing: Hochschulbergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin. Tanzplan Berlin
The Co-operative Educational Centre for Dance in Berlin is approved by the Senate of both universities involved. Eva-Maria Hoerster (former artistic director of the Tanzfabrik Berlin) is appointed the new administrative director, the coordination between Senate, Universities and TanzRaumBerlin remains in the hands of Claudia Feest-Lieberknecht.

29th May to 2nd June
Meeting in Dsseldorf
Disabled students ranging from the ages of 7 to 21 have their first experience with the medium of dance within the context of Take-Off: Junger Tanz Tanzplan Dsseldorf. All responsibility for the project is in the hands of tanzhaus nrw / Die Werkstatt e.V.. 9 dancers from the dance company Indepen-Dance, under the direction of Karen Anderson, teach during one week. Classes are taught at the Special Schools for Hearing (listening) and Communication as well as Mental Development, both in Gerresheim, and at the Special School for Development of Physical and Motor Skills in Bilk.

June 2006
Theater scholar Dr. Kerstin Evert new director of Tanzplan Hamburg
Amongst the appointing committee are Amelie Deuflhard, Gordana Vnuk, Tessa Beecken, Jochen Roller as well as two members of the Culture Board of the City of Hamburg. The Senator for Cultural Affairs Prof. Dr. Karin von Welck states: I am very pleased that we have found an experienced and competent director for Tanzplan Hamburg, who has been speaking for the contemporary dance scene in Hamburg with great enthusiasm and commitment for a long time.

7th, 8th and 10th June
Sehnsucht choreography: Ives Thuwis
Take-Off: Junger Tanz Tanzplan Dsseldorf presents three performances of Sehnsucht , a production of the Forum Freies Theater in cooperation with Kopergietery Gent, funded by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Dsseldorf, Kultursekretariat NRW. For the first time, the Belgian choreographer Ives Thuwis is working with a mixed ensemble comprising several generations of children, teenagers and adults from Dsseldorf and surroundings.

19th 30th June 2006
2nd Lab. Co-operative educational centre for dance in Berlin. Tanzplan Berlin
International and local professors are researching contemporary training and techniques during two lab sessions, in preparation for the new programmes set to begin in the summer of 2007. The labs focus on training as movement research: how can a training practice be developed, which will not turn the body into an instrument of a particular style, but instead render principles of movement transparent, cohesive and applicable while at the same time stimulating creativity.
After the first laboratorium Critical Practising: Rethinking Dance Technique and Training (April and May), the second set of labs Dance Technique in Principal - Contemporary Dance Techniques, Dance Methods, Dance Systems - a Comparison takes place from 19th 30th June 2006.

27th June bis 1st July 2006
2nd North Germanys Dance Summit
The second festival North Germanys Dance Summit within the project Tanzplan Bremen takes place in Oldenburg and is hosted by the dance company of the Oldenburg city theater together with TANZstadt: Bremen. Performances by the companies of Braunschweig, Bremen, Hannover, Oldenburg and Osnabrck are shown. The new webpage www.tanzplan-bremen.de goes online.634

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