Tanzplan Deutschland
Tanzplan Quarterly Review99
2nd quarter 20081301

29th of April
German Dance Archive Workshops

On the initiative of Tanzplan Deutschland, representatives from five German dance archives (Akademie der Knste, Berlin, Deutsches Tanzarchiv Cologne, Deutsches Tanzfilminstitut Bremen, Mime Centrum Berlin, Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V.) meet for the fourth time, this time in Leipzig. On the agenda is the idea of a joint Internet platform and (further) development of the profile of a national, comprehensive dance archiving institute.

4th of April
Press Conference / Hamburg

A press conference is held at Kampnagel with Ms von Welck (Kultursensatorin (Senator for Cultural Affairs) of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg), Dr. Kerstin Evert (Director of Tanzplan Hamburg) and the new choreographers in residence Lucia Glass (Berlin), Sylvi Kretzschmar (Cologne) and Doris Stelzer (Vienna) on morning of the.

5th of April
Master Class / Frankfurt

As part of TANZLABOR_21, Jasmeen Godder (IL) gives a master class on her current piece Sudden Birds from 11am to 2pm in the Ausbildungsbereich ZuKT, College of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main, Eschersheimer Landstrasse 29-39, 60322 Frankfurt am Main.

7th of April
work in progress / Berlin

Choreography students from the Ernst Busch School of Dramatic Arts and students from the Co-operative Dance Education Centre Pilot Project Tanzplan Berlin provide insights into current choreographic sketches and works. 
At 8pm in the bat Studiotheater, Belforter Str. 15, 10405 Berlin. 

Advanced Training | Guests / Hamburg

Every month guest trainers are invited to teach for four days at a stretch. Regular training is not held in the weeks when guest trainers are teaching. In April with: Nina Wollny (Amsterdam), Principles of Countertechnique. Countertechnique, developed by Anouk van Dijk, is both physical and mental training and aims to sharpen dancers awareness for dancing of complex choreographies. Instead of focusing on a centre in the body, it uses the principle of directions and counter-directions. Nina Wollny was a solo dancer with Anouk van Dijk and in recent years has also worked as the companys rehearsal leader. Since 2005 she has been teaching van Dijks movement system at various international festivals and in schools. From the7th to 10th of April, 10.30am to 12 in the K3 studio: K32.
... and Jan Burkhard (Berlin), Contemporary Dance and Laban-Bartenieff movement studies. This training will focus on space, form and impetus in movement. Well-worn patterns and preferences will be questioned and the spectrum of movement extended. Jan Burkhardt is a dancer, Laban-Bartenieff movement analyist and musician. Trained in Berlin, Cologne and San Francisco, he has been dancing and teaching mainly contemporary dance for ten years.
From the 21st to 24th of APRIL, 10.30am to 12, in the K3 studio: K32 .

10th to the 12th of April
Choreographie-Akademie / Hamburg

The Choreographie-Akademie (Choreography Academy) is a dance studies conference and performance project. It reflects the theoretical and practical current strategies of dance, choreography and dance studies in the form of lectures, workshops and presentations. The contributions of speakers at the conference will be audiovisually documented and the conferences work processes reflected in an evening performance, which will be commented on and made clear for those in the audience who have not taken part in the days programme. With: Monica Antezana, Gitta Barthel, Anouk van Dijk, Nik Haffner, Sabine Huschka, Pirkko Husemann, Claudia Jeschke, Rick Kam, Gabriele Klein, Rainer Krenstetter, Sibylle Peters, Ingo Reulecke, Janinie Schulze, Gerald Siegmund, Isa Wortelkamp. Concept/Director: Friederike Lampert. Assistant: Pamela Pimpl.

11th of April
talkART tanzlabor_21 in Frankfurt

TANZLABOR_21 is organising a discussion with Antony Rizzi on the topic of transmitting dance on the after the performance of Every Body Tells A Story in the Knstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main.

12th of April
Premiere PET_2 / Frankfurt

The PET ensemble, resident at TANZLABOR_21, consists of a varying group of graduates from Frankfurt and Giessen, complemented by other dancers from outside and alternating choreographers. It pursues experimental dance and performance work and provides participants with initial basic professional experience in process-oriented project and stage work. The premiere of the second ensemble will be in April as part of Frankfurter Positionen 2008: Inventing Life on optimising man and nature, a project initiated by the BHF-Bank Stiftung.
two steps apart: Five dance professionals and five musicians from the International Ensemble Modern Academy set themselves a special artistic challenge. Working together and on an equal basis they develop several short scenes that are combined to form a whole. By and with: Sabine Akiko Ahrendt, Neyko Bodurov, Marieke Franssen, Seiko Itoh, Naoko Kikuchi, Lina Lindheimer, Angie Mller, Norbert Pape, Paula Rosolen, Nina Louise Vallon. Mentors: Anouk van Dijk, Hubert Machnik. A production of Tanzlabor_21/PET_2, Ensemble Modern and the International Ensemble Modern Academy in cooperation with the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Giessen and the Knstlerhaus Mousonturm.
Public dress rehearsal on the 11th of April, premiere on the 12th of April, and further performances on the 13th of April, at 8pm, in the Theatersaal, Knstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt/Main.

13th to 27th of April
Artists in Residence / Potsdam

Philippe Blanchard, Gemma Higginbotham (F/UK), Bits of Bobs Life. In the second part of their trilogy on Identity Gemma Higginbotham and Philippe Blanchard set out with five performers on a search for home a place that is subject to our own interpretation and which can be a person, a scent, a language or a landscape. Open Studio on the 26th of April 2008 at 6pm.

21st of April to the 11th of May
Artists in Residence / Potsdam

Marianna Andrigo, Sonia Brunelli, Francesca Foscarini (I), A NNN A. The research project A NNN A is an extension of the NN dance solo by Italian choreographer Sonia Brunelli. A NNN A investigates a rhythmical language of gestures and their negation on the basis of a choreographic composition for three dancers.

20th of April
Premiere / Dusseldorf

Battle your own life, musical dance theatre by young people for everyone aged over 12 by Guido Markowitz / Rochus Aust (D). Whos the fairest in the land? Nowadays we no longer have to look for the fairest beyond the seven mountains among the seven dwarves. The Snow White Principle is omnipresent. In advertising, TV, jobs and in love, someone is always better, cooler, richer, happier, and especially better looking than we are. Can we win the daily battle to survive in this jungle? Should we use the mirror as help or should we shatter it? Preview on the 20th of April at 11am, premiere at 6pm in the tanzhaus nrw, performances for secondary schools on the 21st and 22nd of April at 11am.

21st of April
New lecture series/ Hamburg

What is contemporary dance? The term has emerged in a period in which the world, and the world of art, is being reordered by geopolitical upheaval. It replaces the categories of the modern, which were too attached to the Western heritage to incorporate such developments. The open term contemporary will be investigated in a series of lectures curated by Edith Boxberger. Dance expert and journalist Franz Anton Cramer will begin the series. Because movement cannot create enduring material sources, dance and the body are declared to be a document of the present. Dance is always developing new strategies for documenting its own present, which since the Modern are also undermining its own constitution. Cramer teaches at the Co-operative Dance Education Centre Pilot Project Tanzplan and is a Fellow of the Collge International de Philosophie in Paris.

26th and 27th of April
Training for dancers, choreographers and dance educators/ Munich

As part of Tanz and Kontext I Susanne Reitz will host a training session on Thematic Dance Projects with Young People. She will show two examples of dance theatre projects in schools from the practice in the Netherlands. On the first day, working with the topic of the "Gender Game", Susanne Reitz will show how pupils in the 5th-12th classes can be introduced to a dance composition with just a few props, while at the same time being sensitised to examine gender role clichs. On the second day she will provide an introduction to the topic of "Rhythm/Body Percussion", suitable for all ages. Rhythmical games with ringing everyday objects become the basis of creative processes. Dancer and dance teacher Susanne Reitz, trained in London and Amsterdam, has been living in the Netherlands since 1981 and has worked in Amsterdam since 1995 with dance and theatre in schools as part of kunsteducatie.

29th of April
Democratic Bodies / Demokratische Krper // Hamburg

The Democratic Bodies lecture series will continue in the summer semester under the keyword transmission. Performance Studies Hamburg and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg have invited international guests to participate in discussions. Artistic means of production and the links between politics and aesthetics were discussed in the last half-year. Aspects of the democratisation and transmission of art will now be investigated. Friederike Lampert will discuss with Norma Khler about Transmitting dance outside schools. Focusses of dance education for young people.

Advanced Training / Frankfurt

The training is moving to the Knstlerhaus Mousonturm!!!
5th 9th of May with Kurt Koegel (USA), 13th 16th of May with Jean Renshaw (UK), 19th 23rd of May with Regina Baumgart (D), 26th / 27th of May with Susanne Triebel (D), 28th / 29th of May with Arianna Marcoulides (ZY), 30th of May with Ulla Mkinen (FI). Training times: Mo-Fr from 10am to 1pm in the Knstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt.

Artists in Residence/Potsdam

Marianna Andrigo, Sonia Brunelli, Francesca Foscarini (I). Their research project A NNN A is an extension of the dance solo NN by Italian choreographer Sonia Brunelli. A NNN A investigates a rhythmical language of gestures and their negation based on a choreographic composition for three dancers.

3rd and 4th of May
Workshop / Hamburg

Workshop with Gabriele Wittmann (Hamburg), Schreibend durch den Tanz. Writing demands concentration on the writers own perceptions. Only what we perceive precisely findet its differenzierte Niederschlag in gestaltete Sprache. Techniques such as Gabriele L. Ricos Clustering will be initially applied to writing and then to developing a sequence of movements. Conversely, methods from dance will be used to analyse texts.

4th of May
Premiere / Dsseldorf

Der Lwe, der nicht schreiben konnte (The lion who couldnt write) debut performance by Bernd Plger (D). Dance theatre for children over 5. Director Bernd Plger has already successfully brought Dusseldorf author Martin Baltscheits Winterzirkus to the FFT stage. Now he is staging Baltscheits story about the lion who couldnt write and so got the monkey to write a love letter to his beloved. Misunderstandings are bound to happen. Director: Bernd Plger; Choreography: Erika Winkler; Props: Marlies Schrder. With: Maja Elsenhans, Chih-Ying Ku, Alexander Wipprecht. Production: Bernd Plger; Co-production: FFT. Premiere on the 4th of May; further performances 5th to 7th of May, 25th, 26th to 28th of May at the FFT Kammerspiele.

4th of May
Premiere / Dsseldorf

Meins! (Mine!) Dance theatre for little kids aged 2 and more. How can I recognise my home? What gives me a feeling of security? Who should share my home with me? Who am I when I leave my own four walls? Two dancers and a musician tell two year-olds about home, using rhythms, sounds, and bodies, dancing and researching about what can happen between inside and outside, the familiar and the strange, mine and yours. Director: Andrea Kramer. Sets and costumes: Ulv Jakobsen. Dramaturgy: Stefanie Schnitzler. With: Charis Nass, Xolani Mdluli, Andreas Ils. Premiere on the 4th of May at 11am and 4pm, further performances from the 27th to the 30th of May at 9am in the Junges Schauspielhaus Dusseldorf.

Advanced Training | Guests / Tanzplan Hamburg

Every month guest trainers are invited to lead the training for four days at a stretch. There is no regular training in the weeks with the guest trainers.
From the 5th to the 8th of May, Alessio Castellacci (Italy / Berlin). The training aims to discover eigene and eigenwillige possibilities through elements of anatomical and kinetic consciouness to develop a new vocabulary of movement. Special emphasis is placed on floor work, the movement of voice and body, elements of group improvisation, rehearsing specific given phrases, and working with your own material. Castellacci studied psychology in Rome before going to Arnheim in 2002 to study dance and choreography. He was a co-founder of the international Finger Six artists network and works internationally as a trainer, dancer, voice performer and sound composer.
From the 19th to 22nd of May with Stephanie Maher (Berlin). The training will concentrate on the basis of Release Based Technique on the connection with the floor. Alignment and orientation are determined through the conscious use of weight, form and axis of the skeleton, to find rhythm and playfulness in the body. Maher is a dancer, choreographer and trainer. After studying modern/classical training in New York, she lived in San Francisco for ten years. She was a member of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and co-founder of CORE. Since 1998 she has been living and working in Berlin again. She is also the artistic director of the Ponderosa Tanz/Land Festival Stolzenhagen.

9th of May
1. Presentation of pupils from an EIBE class of the Philip-Holzmann-Schule Frankfurt

A class of nine girls at Frankfurts Philip-Holzmann Berufsschule (Philip Holzmann vocational college) are working towards their practice-oriented Hauptschulabschluss (Certificate of Secondary Education). Dance educator Isabelle Pelti-Krom has been working with the girls once a week in sports classes together with a team of two teachers and a sports student since November 2007. The first phase of the work will be concluded on May, 5th. It will be presented at the Sporthalle at the Holzmannschule, followed by a discussion. Philip-Holzmann-Schule, Siolistr. 43, 60389 Frankfurt am Main.

10th of May
Masterclass in Frankfurt

Helena Waldmann (D) presents her projects, provides space for an exchange of ideas and to enter into a dialogue with her. Place: College of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main, Ausbildungsbereich ZuKT | Eschersheimer Landstr. 29-39, 60322 Frankfurt am Main.
Helena Waldmann learned her craft with Heiner Mller, George Tabori and Gerhard Bohner, among others. In her Forschungen auf dem Feld der Blicke she distorted stage perspectives or bricked up the fourth wall. The radical pieces she developed from 1993 to 1999, Die Krankheit Tod, Vodka konkav, and CheshireCat, were international successes. After 2000 the political power of her choreographies became increasingly distinctive. Her Letters from Tentland for six Iranian women produced in Teheran, for example, her short film emotional rescue, made in Palestine, Crash, her ballet on extreme sports produced in Saarbrcken, and her response to European asylum policy, formulated by Iranian women in exile, in Return to Sender.

13th of May
Democratic Bodies / Demokratische Krper

The Democratic Bodies series of discussions will continue in the summer semester with the key word transmission. Performance Studies Hamburg and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg invite international guests to these discussions. While in the previous six months artistic production methods and the connection between politics and aesthetics were discussed, aspects of the democratisation of art and its transmission will now be investigated. With Martin Nachbar (Berlin) | Sonja Tinnes (choreologue, Hamburg/Berlin), Reconstruction and Notation of Movement.

23rd of May
Choreographic Systems and Artistic Processes

Results of work from the workshop of the "Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography" Bachelor study program at the Cooperative Dance Education Center Pilot project Tanzplan Berlin with Thomas Lehmen are shown in an informal presentation.

24th of May
Premiere / Dsseldorf

MOV(I)E-PRODUCTION. Dance theatre by young people for children aged from 10 to 14. And action! This is all about dance, our dreams and great films! With reels of film under their arms and the red carpet under their feet, eleven youngsters aged between 10 and fourteen experiment with the medium and material of film. How would my own film look and how can I find my role and importance in a community? What can I change? Together with Dusseldorf choreographers Amelie Jalowy and Nora Pfahl the ensemble has developed a dance theatre piece that is between cult film and newly emerging reality. And, roll film!
Artistic direction, choreography: Amelie Jalowy, Nora Pfahl; Dance: Anna Baumgrtel, Lea Bienefeld, Nina-Maria Brehl, Cline Grgen, Victoria Hammes, Avelina Lopez-Kaspar, Franois Masson, Paula Meister, Elisabeth Schwierz, Nele Spandick, Luisa Tschersich. Video/Focus film: Martin Pfahl, Patrick Waldmann. Costumes: Livia Honus. Music editor: Florian Pfahl. Premiere on the 24th of May at 6pm; further performances on the 25th of May at 11am and for schools on the 26th of May at 10am and 12 midday in the tanzhaus nrw - Kleiner Saal.

24th of May
Workshop / training / Hamburg

With Katharina Oberlik Site-specific art and other myths around place. What does site-specific mean exactly? The term has been used in the theatre and performance scene for years to describe performances, installations and artistic events that take place in puiblic places or have a strong relationship to them. In this workshop the phenomenon will be theoretically and practically investigated. Using examples in videos, photos and texts, in the first part the questions of when and in which contexts site-specific art forms emerged, which artists are and have been seminal in this area and the directions in which site-specific artistic approaches in theatre, performance and the visual arts are now developing will be dealt with. In the second artistic-practical part of the workshop, approaches and ideas for participants own site-specific projects will be developed. Please bring comfortable clothing and a picture of a place. The workshop can be accredited as training.

27th of May
Tanz und Kontext II / Munich

Lectures and discussions in cooperation with the Kulturreferat of the LH Mnchen, Dr. Daniela Rippl on the topic of mediality and performativity with Jrg von Brincken in Caf Muffathalle.

27th of May
2. Second Project with pupils from the IGS Herder Schule Frankfurt

Rehearsals for the follow-up project to "Herder Jungs" began in March this year. In 30 hours, 10 pupils from the 6th and 7th classes at the IGS Herder Schule developed a choreography together in a "Creative Team" with Nicole Peisl, a teacher from the Herder Schule, which will be shown at the TUSCH event in schauspielfrankfurt and elsewhere. 27th of May performance at the TUSCH event in the Zwischendeck and the foyer of schauspielfrankfurt, Neue Mainzer Strae 17, 60311 Frankfurt am Main. Another performance on the 28th of May at the IGS Herder Schule, Wittelsbacher Allee 6-12, 60316 Frankfurt.

31st of May
Premiere / Dsseldorf

La Bossa Fataka de Rameau. Dance theatre for children over 5. Borne up by the music of Rameau, seven dancers float between the Palace of Versailles and the apartment buildings of the Paris suburb of Crteil, between dream and reality. Chicks, rabbits and kangaroos follow them onto the stage. They are part of the collage-like projections with which Montalvo-Hervieu transforms the stage into a fantastic carefree world of magic and illusion. The title of the piece, "La Bossa Fataka" refers in a tongue in cheek way to a sound poem by Dada co-founder Hugo Ball and to the name of the famous 18th century composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. This mixture sets the tone, blurring and crossing boundaries. Choreography: Jos Montalvo, Dominique Hervieu; Dance: Abdallah Akindouch (Azil), Emeline Colonna, Serge Dupont-Tsakap or Blaise Kouakou (Understudy), Fonky Foued, Muriel Henry, Lady Sverine, P. Lock or Simhamed Benhalima (Understudy); Stage Design, Video concept: Jos Montalvo; Costumes: Dominique Hervieu; Music: Jean-Philippe Rameau; Music composition: Catherine Lagarde; Lighting: Vincent Paoli; Infografie: Basile Maffone, Mathilde Germi, Jean-Francois Thault; Video assistant: Etienne Aussel; Technical Director: Yves Favier; Philippe/CCN Crteil Cie Montalvo-Hervieu. On the 31st of May, 1st and 2nd of June in the tanzhaus nrw Groer Saal.

31st of May
talkART tanzlabor / Frankfurt

On the 31st of May talkART tanzlabor with Dieter Heitkamp and dancers from the College of Music and Performing Arts ZuKT dance department. ZuKT stands for contemporary and classical dance. ZuKT experiments with the joy of movement, doesnt restrict itself to one style, stands for a broad understanding of dance, covering a spectrum between tradition and innovation and an awareness of the body between technique and creativity. The students have the opportunity to research different facets of their ability as dancers and present them on the Mousonturm stage. The young dancers infectious delight in performing, boundless vitality, sophisticated creative and compositional abilities and charisma will impress viewers of these pieces, which allow the bodies to speak and are formed by very different choreographic signatures. Choreographies by William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, David Dawson, CobosMika, Nicole Caccivio, Jean Hugues Assohoto and Dieter Heitkamp. talkART will take place after an the performance. Place: Knstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main.

31st of May and 1st of June
Tanz Kontext I / Munich

Training for dancers, choreographers and dance educators. Nadja Raszewski, hip-hop and contemporary dance with young people. Those working with young people in the area of dance often encounter hip-hop culture. In this workshop, Nadja Raszewski will show in a practical manner how she created a dance connection between hip-hop culture and ideals of opera with young people using two concrete examples of pieces. The workshop will also feature a theoretical introduction to the history of hip-hop.
Nadja Raszewski is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator from Berlin. She has headed various dance theatre projects in schools and is working as a choreographer (anna tanzt II 2007, Bavarian State Ballet). She also teaches in the department of Theatre Education at the Berlin University of the Arts+ has been the Artistic Director of TanzTangente Berlin since 2003.

1st and 2nd of June
Performance / Dsseldorf

La Bossa Fataka de Rameau - The Montalvo-Hervieu Company. Grown up with the music of Rameau, seven dancers float between the Palace of Versailles and the apartment buildings of the Paris suburb of Crteil, between dream and reality. Chicks, rabbits and kangaroos follow them onto the stage. They are part of the collage-like projections with which Montalvo-Hervieu transforms the stage into a fantastic carefree world of magic and illusion. The title of the piece, "La Bossa Fataka" refers in a tongue in cheek way to a sound poem by Dada co-founder Hugo Ball and to the name of the famous 18th century composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. In the tanzhaus nrw.

2nd to the 5th of June
Professional Classes | Guest / Hamburg

Every month guest trainers are invited to teach for four days at a stretch. There is no regular training in the weeks when the guest trainers are teaching.
Guest trainers in June: Olive Bieringa | Otto Ramstad (USA | New Zealand), Body-Mind Centering. This class researches the human body holographically through movement and hands-on action in order to understand and extend physical potential. Typified anatomy and developmental movement are researched through various body systems so that these systems can then be used in solo, duo and group structures. www.bodycartography.org

Democratic Bodies | Demokratische Krper / Hamburg

Lecture series from the Performance Studies Course / University of Hamburg in cooperation with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg, whose representatives invite international guests to discussions. On the 3rd of June Olive Bieringa | Otto Ramstad (USA | New Zealand), Dance-Film, Dance and film, and on the 17th of June Antje Klinge (Gieen University) | Gunter Mieruch (Behrde fr Bildung und Sport (Department of Education and Sport), Hamburg) | Wolfgang Sting (University of Hamburg), Tanz und Schule (Dance and School).

Lecture Series| Context and Strategies of Contemporary Choreographic Practices / Berlin

The Series runs from the end of April to the beginning of July (2008) and will focus on choreographic practices, strategies and contexts as seen from a number of differing disciplinary positions. The Series intends to problematize the idea and practice of choreography, to look at its potential range of reference in contemporary arts practices, and to identify the contexts within which choreography is currently being used. The Series invites a number of artists, scholars, producers and curators to talk about or around the idea of choreography and what it might mean in relation to their work. The Series will be facilitated by Susanne Fllmer. June 2nd, 7.30 pm | Tracey Warr (GB), June 9th, 11 am | Bojana Kunst (SLO), June 16th, 7.30 pm | Elena Giannotti (I/ IRL), June 23rd, 7.30 pm | Hans Peter Kuhn (D), June 30th, 7.30 pm | Cosmin Costinas (A/ RO), July 7th, 7.30 pm | Nik Haffner (D) at: HZT/ mcb. Lab (1. OG). Schnhauser Allee 73f.

Advanced Training / Frankfurt

2nd and 3rd of June with Marcelo Omine (BR)* // 4th and 5th of June with Nira Priore Nouak (BR)* // on the 6th of June with Ulla Mkinen (FI)* / 9th to 13th of June with Evelin Stadler (D/IT), 13th to 16th of June with Jean Renshaw (UK), 16th to 20th of June with Kurt Koegel (USA)
*) Students from the Contemporary Dance Pedagogy masters course at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main lead the pro training as part of their research into dance and training. Training times: Mo-Fr from 10.00 11.30am, Knstlerhaus Mousonturm | Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt.

5th of June
Take-off: Show off / Dsseldorf

Dance in schools! Whether as part of the Darstellen und Gestalten (Presentation and Design) subject, as a compulsory optional subject, in sports classes or as an independent subject, a hitherto neglected art form has emancipated itself! 10 Dsseldorf schools are partners in the Take-off: Junger Tanz. Tanzplan Dsseldorf project, working closely together with dancers, choreographers, and dance educators. In Take-off: Show off, they show us whats being achieved in dance classes. Participating Schools: Montessori Grundschule am Farnweg, Humboldt-Gymnasium, Goethe Gymnasium, Realschule Luisenstrae, Hauptschule Itterstrae, Hauptschule Bernburger Strae, Rheinische Frderschule fr Hren und Kommunikation, Rheinische Frderschule fr krperliche und motorische Entwicklung, Stdtische Frderschule fr geistige Entwicklung, Heinrich-Heine Gesamtschule. Dancers, choreographers, dance educators: Takao Baba, Jacqueline Fischer-Lensing, Gizella Hartmann, Amelie Jalowy, Ivana Kisic, Misael Lpez, Carlo Melis, Bridget Petzold, Nora Pfahl, Sabine Seume, Andreas Simon, and Ivana Vujicic. In the tanzhaus nrw.

5th to the 13th of June
Xtra Frei / Bremen

Festival and Forum for Independent Contemporary Dance Projects
Held from the 5th to the 13th of June 2008 in the Schwankhalle Bremen, Xtra Frei offers independent dance companies, young choreographers from northern German city ensembles and productions from several Tanzplan-vor-Ort (Tanzplan local)-partners a platform, space to perform, and a stage. Video presentations of dance, dance workshops and discussions forums complete the programme of current positions in contemporary dance, which will run over several days.

7th of June
Premiere / Dsseldorf

Ohrenmaus In der Grostadt (The big-eared mouse goes to town) Birgit Stamm / Bert Flas. The big-eared mouse scampers into the city and children can go too! The mouse is agile and anyone who wants to go with it has to be agile too. The young audience will run, jump, hop, fly, creep, stamp, and stop just like the mouse becoming big-eared mice themselves, listening with big ears and dancing on quick feet. Bert Flas, solo timpanist with the Dsseldorf Symphonic Orchestra, and his drumming students from the Robert Schumann University of Music Dsseldorf, dance educator Birgitt Stamm, and Tonhalle moderator Jeanette Kloubek invite 4-6 year-olds to follow them and go to town. Ohrenmaus is a series of concerts designed for young children aged four and over, enabling them to experience music through movement and actively participate in the concert. In the Tonhalle Dsseldorf.

6th of June
Guest Performance of ERICA / Dresden

The production of ERICA, which premiered as part of the funding programme for next generation choreographers on the 23rd of May 2008 in Dresden, will be presented as a guest performance in Bremen. The XtraFrei Festival/ Tanzplan Bremen opens on the 6th of June 2008 in the Schwankhalle with the piece ERICA. A panel discussion will subsequently be held on The dance experiment.

6th and 7th of June
K3 Jugendclub Tanzplan Hamburg Production

The second production of the K3 Jugendklub comes out. Together with guest choreographer Philipp van der Heijden, the young performers have been training and rehearsing for three months. station:bach is a dance-theatrical and musical examination of Johann Sebastian Bach. In connection with his music, the dancers investigate everday topics such as lonliness and friendship, drawing the audience into the experience of them. Before this, the choreography of Chorus, with which the Jugendklub started in February, will be again performed to music by Philip Glass. Premiere: station:bach (Choreography: Philipp van der Heijden) and repeat performance: Chorus (Choreography: Friederike Lampert) on 5th of June, further performances on the 6th and 7th of June at 7pm in P1.

Workshops / Hamburg

With Laura Bermann (Berlin / Bregenz), Fokus: Klang (Focus: Sound) on the 6th of June, 3pm to 7pm/ 7th of June, 11am to 3pm. How do we experience music and what does it mean for choreography? In this workshop, individual taste in music will be examined, using examples from all genres, in order to provide a better understanding of listening processes and musical structures. The significance of the topics of space, associations and memory in working with music and movement will also be interrogated. Laura Berman works for the Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen), the Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) and the Zrcher Ballet, among others. Since October 2007 she has also been the Artistic Director of the Bregenz Festsivals Art of our times series.
With Kirsten Wagner | Stefan Dupke (Hamburg), Fundraising for independent dance and theatre productions, from the 13th to the 27th of June, 2pm to 6pm. What is fundraising? Where, when and especially how should you apply for funding? Various fundraising options for cultural projects will be presented and explained from the point of view of the applicant and of those sponsoring culture. Insights into the theory and methods of fundraising will be provided and the opportunities and pitfalls of applying will be explained using case studies. Kirsten Wagner works with the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, and Stefan Dupke works for the Stiftung Landdrostei (Bailiwick Foundation).
With Erna Omarsdottir (Iceland), Bewegung Stimme (Movement Voice) on the 21st and 22nd of June, from 12 to 17pm. We use our voice for singing, telling stories and making sounds. It is often influenced by emotional states, such as fear or panic. Omarsdottir will work with emotional states to find out how to produce these qualities of movement and voice, which can then be further developed in dance and choreography.
Erna Omarsdottir will visit K3 in June 2008 to work with this years resident choreographers, among other things. She works with Jan Fabre, the Ballet C de la B and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, among others, and was a co-founder of the EKKA collective (Reykjavik) and PONI (Brussels). www.ernaomarsdottir.com

New series of lectures / Hamburg

What is contemporary dance? New series of lectures curated by Edith Boxberger: 9th of June - Boris Charmatz (Berlin / Paris) in discussion with Edith Boxberger. Since the 1990s Boris Charmatz has researched contemporary dance in terms of his own postulates and his position within the arts and society and made a major contribution to its Neubestimmung. In 1992 he founded the Association Edna with Dimitri Chablas. He tours regularly and is a professor at the Cooperative Dance Education Centre Pilot Project Tanzplan Berlin.
23rd of June (Vienna), Versehen and versehen, a report on a lab for expanding a historiography of dance. In his lecture, Ploebst starts from the assumption that dance and choreography were marginalised in the three periods of the 20th century avantgarde. For this reason, he attempts to trace the influence of choreography on other artistic genres in these periods, so as to outline the consequences for the writing of dance and performance history. Helmut Ploebst is a dance critic for various newspapers and magazines, contributor to countless publications and founder of the Internet magazine CORPUS: www.corpusweb.net.

9th to 29th of June
Artist in Residence / Potsdam

Irina Mller (CH/D), "On pleasure". "On pleasure" poses the question of a new sensuousness in dance: the question of a dance performance that conveys a physical experience; more of the feeling of a night spent dancing than of a demonstration. A piece enabling the audience to experience a maximum of intensity, physical presence and sensuousness within a short time. The piece, initially researched by Irina Mller as a solo, will be developed into a trio in a second step.

10th of June
Premiere / Tanzplan Dsseldorf

Express yourself Monika Gintersdorfer / Franck Edmond Yao. Dance theatre with young people for everyone aged 14 and over. For six months young people from Dsseldorf and Essen have trained the untrainable. They have run up and down stairs, done hundreds of sit-ups, watched dances, concentrated and lost concentration, have stayed away, come back, and have realised that artistic work is vulnerable and a risk; it is a free space under pressure, in which the criteria no longer apply and are constantly judged. Everything becomes a dance in this performance that talks about mobile phone conferencing, snooty upstarts, being-a-little-bit-tipsy, Chinese ballet monsters, the Million Dollar Baby and other desirable roles. 10th, 11th and 12th of June at 7pm in the FFT Kammerspiele.

11th of June
K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg on tour

Lina Lindheimer is at the festival XtraFrei / Tanzplan Bremen with her piece SOLO in the Schwankhalle Bremen.

14th of June
Follow-up project with pupils from the Schillerschule Offenbach

Frankfurt choreographer Johanna Knorr is working for the second time with the IGS Schillerschule Offenbach as part of a Tanz in Schulen (Dance in Schools) project. This time, class 6e chose the topic of Friendship and Love. Working together with Ms Knorr during a project week, the pupils developed movement materials that express their thoughts and feelings. A performance will be given during the Frankfurt Schultheatertage on the 14th of June at 11am in the Knstlerhaus Mousonturm, Waldschmidtstr. 4, 60316 Frankfurt am Main.

14th to 17th of June 2008
Kinder- und Jugendtanztage / Bremen

For four days dance for and with children and young people will be at the centre of Tanzplan Bremen at the Theater Bremen. It is the start of six school dance projects at schools in Bremen, which has been made possible by the Norddeutsches Tanztreffen Tanzplan Bremen. The programme features workshops, a panel discussion, lectures, advisroy sessions and guest performances.

16th to the 22nd of June
Workweek / Essen

Etudes. A workweek during the Ruhr Piano Festival at the Essen-Werden Gymnasium as part of tanzplan essen 2010 in the Essen-Werden Gymnasium. In this interdisciplinary work week, pupils will study etudes and Ligetis music from various perspectives. The core of the work week will be daily dance and music workshops. While the advanced pupils from the Gymnasiums dance department will explore Ligetis music and the topic of etudes together in dance with choreographer Isabelle Schad, other project participants will develop their own etdes based on Ligetis composition ideas and suggestions from composer Vassos Nicolaou in composition workshops. A series of lecture recitals and discussions with the pianist Tamara Stefanovich, Vassos Nicolaou and the neurobiologist Gerhard Neuweiler will round off the work week. Dr. Neuweiler, who was a close friend of Ligeti, will introduce the pupils to the topic of motor intelligence and talk about his intensive exchange of ideas with the composer, who was very interested in science. During the Ruhr Piano Festival 2008, Tamara Stefanovich will play selected Ligeti etudes and five new etudes by Vassos Nicolaou on the 22nd of June in PACT Zollverein. Before the concert the results from the work week will be presented to the public.

27th and 28th of June
Choreograpy Conference

About a year ago a conference on Reflecting Choreography was held at the Cologne University of Music/Study programme DANCE - Studiotheater. The second conference, also funded by the Tanzplan educational programme, will be held again in Cologne, this time on the topic of "Dance technique and choreography". With Dr. Sabine Huschka, Pirkko Husemann, Kurt Koegel, Nik Haffner, Ingo Diehl and others.

30th of June to 6th of July
Artist in Residence / Potsdam

Frdric Gies (F/D), "Album". In his new project, "Album", Frdric Gies constructs a dance piece in the form of a live concert. The work concentrates on the one hand on using creative, production and distribution methods from the field of pop music for dance. On the other hand, it is also about researching the communication of emotions through the medium of dance.1302

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