Tanzplan Deutschland
Research project / Publication:
Dance Techniques 2010 Tanzplan Germany1518

Ingo Diehl (Project Director), Dr. Friederike Lampert (Research Assistant)1519

Project description1520
In 2008 Tanzplans Educational Programme initiated a research project on contemporary dance techniques in which renowned dance institutions in Germany and Europe were invited to take part. In seven project units, educators, dance scholars and students research the working methods of notable educators.
Its goal is to provide a comparative insight into the various transmission models of dance technique and to make practical and theoretical knowledge applicable.

A workbook, Dance Techniques 2010 Tanzplan Germany, and 2 DVDs will be produced out of the results of this research and published in January 2011 by the Henschel Verlag in German and English.
This standard work is designed to provide dancers, dance professionals, teachers, scholars and choreographers with applicable knowledge about different approaches. The intention is to illustrate the respective historical context and make the didactics and relevant concepts more transparent. The two DVDs show examples of training in the various dance techniques, among other things. These are being developed in cooperation with a DVD team and in consultation with the research units at the various institutions involved.

The teaching models developed are exemplary of the current transmission of technique in contemporary dance. An insight will be offered into the individual treatment of techniques that have crystallised since the beginning of the 20th century in Europe and Anglo-American countries.

There is so far no comprehensive, comparative overview of current dance training practice of this kind in either in the German or in English-language literature. The existing close cooperation between Tanzplan Deutschland and state-run training institutions forms the basis of the successful implementation of this project.

Practical research was carried out at the following training institutions:
University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main: Lance Gries - Aspects of release and alignement oriented techniques
Cologne University of Music and Dance: Jennifer Muller Muller Technique
Cooperative Dance Education Centre Pilot Project Tanzplan Berlin: Gill Clarke Mind in Motion
IDA Institute for Dance Arts Anton Bruckner Privatuniversitt, Linz: Daniel Roberts Cunningham Technique
Laban Center London: Barbara Passow-Diekamp in the style of Jooss-Leeder
Palucca Schule Dresden Hochschule fr Tanz: Alan Danielson Humphrey-Limn Technique
Rotterdamse Dansakademie, Codarts, Rotterdam: Anouk van Dijk - Countertechnique

With accompanying articles by Dr. Wibke Hartewig, Irene Sieben, an interview with Ann Hutchinson Guest, Anna Markard, Katharina Sehnert, conducted by Dr. Patricia Stckemann and with an interview with managers and teachers from P.A.R.T.S. Brussels, conducted by Irmela Kstner.

Consultants: Edith Boxberger, Dr. Pirkko Husemann, Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke and PD Dr. Antje Klinge.

DVD Team: Andrea Keiz (film/editing), Yoann Trellu (technical support), Nik Haffner and Scott DeLahunta (consultants).

Contracts/Financing: Frank Ottersbach1521

Tanzplan Deutschland

[ Period ]1522
January 2008 to December 20101523

[ Contact ]1524
Ingo Diehl1525
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 42 / 431526
10999 Berlin1527
Phone 49 (0)30.695797-101528
Fax 49 (0)30.695797-191529