Forum

The Forum of the Tanztreffen der Jugend combines all offers for directors, professors, teachers and students. It consists of the sections Praxis, Dialogue and Focus. Experiencing the productions of the Tanztreffen der Jugend is part of the Forum programme.

Registration

To participate in the Forum programme, please register.

Please state your full name and, if applicable, your institution and the workshop(s) you would like to attend. After confirmation and payment of the participation fee, your registration is binding. Participation in the sections Dialog (performance talks) and Fokus is free of charge.
Please register by sending an e-mail to bundeswettbewerbe@berlinerfestspiele.de.

Participation in Praxis Workshop I
Capturing the moving body
with Carola Schmidt and Christin Schmidt
(parallel to Praxis Workshop IV)
Saturday, 21 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Sunday, 22 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 & 13:30–16.:00
Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
Tickets for the performances on 20, 21 and 22 September 2019 (lunch, dinner and soft drinks included)
155,00 euros / reduced 110,00 euros

Participation in Praxis Workshop IV
Urban dance in the stage context
with Daniela Rodriguez Romero
(parallel to Praxis Workshop I)
Saturday, 21 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Sunday, 22 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 & 13:30–16:00
Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
Tickets for the performances on 20, 21 and 22 September 2019 (lunch, dinner and soft drinks included)
155,00 euros / reduced 110,00 euros

Participation in Praxis Workshop II
body/space/screen
with Jo Parkes
(parallel to Praxis Workshop V)
Monday, 23 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 & 13:30–16:00
Tickets for the performances on 23 and 24 September 2019 (lunch, dinner and soft drinks included)
110,00 euros / reduced 75,00 euros

Participation in Praxis Workshop V
Urban, contemporary dance and acrobatics crossover
with Melissa Ellberger
(parallel to Praxis Workshop II)
Monday, 23 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 & 13:30–16:00
Tickets for the performances on 23 and 24 September 2019 (lunch, dinner and soft drinks included)
110,00 euros / reduced 75,00 euros

Participation in Praxis Workshop III
The inside equals the outside – Participation, collaboration and documentation in contemporary dance projects
with Anna-Carolin Weber
(parallel to Praxis Workshop VI)
Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
Thursday, 26 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 & 13:30–16:00
Tickets for the performances on 25 and 26 September 2019 (lunch, dinner and soft drinks included)
110,00 euros / reduced 75,00 euros

Participation in Praxis Workshop VI
Transfering hip-hop and funk styles
with Shailesh Bahoran
(parallel to Praxis Workshop III)
Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
Thursday, 26 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 & 13:30–16:00
Tickets for the performances on 25 and 26 September 2019 (lunch, dinner and soft drinks included)
110,00 euros / reduced 75,00 euros

Reductions apply to students.

Praxis

This year’s Forum will focus on two main topics. Three workshops will be devoted to dance and film and will approach this nexus from very different perspectives. Three more workshops will focus on the interplay of urban and so-called contemporary dance forms.

Workshop I: CAPTURING THE MOVING BODY

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Sunday, 22 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 and 13:30–16:00
Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
With Carola Schmidt and Christin Schmidt

What can the camera capture and express differently than a performance on stage? How does the camera influence the creation of movement material? Which new doors does the cinema open, especially in dance and educational work with young people and non-professional dancers?

For three years now, dance educator Christin Schmidt and video artist Carola Schmidt have been exploring the possibilities of dance and video art while working with young people. In their workshop, they will provide insights into their work and methods and examine individual approaches both theoretically and practically, such as working with scores and spontaneity, improvisation and intimacy, space and the site-specific, and choreographic material and its translation for the camera.

Participants from the field of video art are invited to bring their own cameras and equipment.

Carola Schmidt is active in the fields of film, photography, multimedia and performance art. She studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Berlin University of the Arts. As a director, photographer and producer, she focuses on music videos, documentaries, portraits, stage projections and visual artworks. She has won several awards for her work, including the Diagonale Best Newcomer Prize. Since 2013, she has also been on stage as her musician alter ego Lulu Schmidt and released her first album in 2019.
www.carolaschmidt.com

Christin Schmidt works as dance educator, choreographer and dramaturge in artistic, socio-cultural and school contexts and in movement and body psychotherapy in the clinical field. She studied contemporary dance, cultural and dance studies and body psychotherapy in Berlin, Paris and Lüneburg. She was part of the multiplier programme ÜberLebenskunst.Schule and worked for Fokus Tanz, Munich, das Junge DT, Berlin, TanzScout and the Heizhaus Leipzig, among others. She has been initiating integrative dance project series in the psychiatric context for several years and lives in Leipzig.

The working language of the workshop is German.
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Workshop II: body/space/screen

Monday, 23 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 and 13:30–16:00
With Jo Parkes

This workshop explores the relationship between the digital and the analogue by questioning the relationship between video and live bodies as elements of staging. How does bringing these different media together impact the planning process, co-creative work and presentation of dance in participative contexts?

Over the past 20 years, Jo Parkes has experimented with video in many of her artistic projects. Through these projects, we will explore the role of the camera and/or video material in the creative process: what is the potential for a creative dialogue between film material and real bodies in the artistic process? In addition, we will focus on the presentation of video works and examine the interaction of digital images and living bodies in the form of performers and spectators in a space.

Jo Parkes is a freelance dance artist. She works with co-creative, participative dance and creates installations, events, performances and videos. Parkesʼ artistic practice is socially engaged. She understands co-creative processes as an exploration of collective life: as a laboratory in which various groups examine topics of interest and relevance. She is founder and artistic director of Mobile Dance e. V., which develops art projects at the interface of artistic and socio-political concerns. She has received numerous awards, most recently the German Dance Award 2019 for her outstanding work in the field of dance in Germany.
www.joparkes.com; www.mobile-dance.com

The working language of this workshop is German.
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Workshop III: The inside equals the outside – Participation, collaboration and documentation in contemporary dance projects

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
Thursday, 26 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 and 13:30–16:00
With Anna-Carolin Weber

Digital media – as an actively integrated means of communication and work – allow for a change in the hierarchies and power structure of artistic processes. By means of digital media, artistic work processes in dance projects can be realigned in terms of participation and collaboration. The use of digital media, however, does not per se lead to altered constellations, but requires altered methods and a change in perspective of all those involved.

The workshop will focus on digital media in the context of artistic dance projects. With theoretical and practical approaches, we will examine different formats of exploration and documentation of body, movement and (digital) media. We will then test possible applications of digital media in dance and performance projects regarding collaborative and participatory artistic work and discuss our findings. Using smartphones and video cameras, we will ask how the documentation of a dance project could be conceived from the inside.

Anna-Carolin Weber is a dance scientist and choreographer. The interplay between media (photography, video, virtual reality) and performative arts at the interface to dance practice is at the core of her research, teaching and staging. As a dancer, she has been showing her own choreographic works since 2008. She also works as a dramaturge and a consultant for dance and performance projects with different target groups and has been teaching for more than ten years at universities and art academies and in the independent dance and theatre scene in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The working language of this workshop is German.
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Workshop IV: Urban dance in the stage context

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Sunday, 22 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 and 13:30–16:00
Monday, 23 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
With Daniela Rodriguez Romero

This workshop gives an overview of different urban dance cultures, cultural practices and movement principles and offers a transition into the theatrical stage context. In joint movement labs, the choreographer initiates a change of perspective between urban dance culture and contemporary stage art. In a joint practical exchange, the participants of the workshop are encouraged to reflect on the various contexts. The workshop will also provide insight into the dance-artistic creative process of the urban choreographer. The premise of her work is an artistic immersive process that researches choreographic methods and starting points through which an authentic and personal expression can be found in the spectrum of urban movement skills. We will explore working methods and goals in working with children and young people, and we will sketch themes and staging ideas that the choreographer has developed in her stage plays and performative formats.

Daniela Rodriguez Romero is a freelance choreographer, dance mediator and urban dancer. In her artistic work, she deals with urban dance art in a stage context. Besides her own productions in the independent scene, she choreographed productions of the Schauspielhaus Köln, the Göteborgsoperan and the Saarländisches Staatstheater. Following her studies at the Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln in 2009, she taught at the Institut für Tanz- and Bewegungskultur and developed the subject Urban Dance at School, for which she was awarded the Teaching Prize for Lecturers in 2015. She teaches urban mediation skills in workshops, courses and further education.

The working language of this workshop is German.
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Workshop V: Urban, contemporary dance and acrobatics crossover

Monday, 23 September 2019, 13:30–16:00
Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 and 13:30–16:00
With Melissa Ellberger

In this workshop, we will dive into a crossover of urban dance, acrobatics and contemporary dance. Using principles of biomechanics and the tensegrity model, we will explore technical aspects of movement and their application in improvisational exercises and choreographic settings.

In the crossover of movement techniques, we will work on different spatial levels – the ground, upright and in the air – and explore how to effortlessly switch between these levels both individually and in partner work. With playful minds, we will incorporate the optimal use of gravity by surrendering to it or trying to disregard its laws. The focus of this workshop is on sensory accuracy and rhythmic sensitivity. We will learn how to improve the movement momentum through an efficient transfer of the body's centre of gravity, a sharpened awareness of muscle isolations and appropriate breathing. The workshop supports the participants in the search for their “energetic grounding” as well as in the use of kinaesthetic feedback. The aim is to strengthen body awareness, expand the participants' movement vocabulary and experiment with innovative forms of expression.

Melissa Ellberger is a Swiss choreographer, dancer and lecturer. She studied at the Faculty of Contemporary Circus at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Her breakdancing skills have led her to work with several renowned companies including Accrorap (France), Het National Ballet and ISH Dance Collective (Netherlands). She began producing her own choreographic work in 2008 with support from the Van den Einde Foundation and completed an intensive course in choreography at the SNDO (Amsterdam University of the Arts). Her subsequent artistic development was supported by The Performing Arts Fund Nederland and Korzo Theater Productions. She has created works at the interface of circus, urban dance, parkour, contemporary dance and visual arts for companies and institutions such as Tanzhaus Zürich, Cinedans, Danceworks Rotterdam, Kriztina de Châtel Dance Company and Waterland Films.
www.anthrop.ch

The working language of this workshop is English.
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Workshop VI: Transfering hip-hop and funk styles

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9:30–12:00
Thursday, 26 September 2019, 9:30–12:00 and 13:30–16:00
With Shailesh Bahoran

In this workshop, we will investigate how to incorporate the movement principles of hip-hop and funk into a stage production beyond given forms. Starting from the basic concepts of hip-hop and funk styles, we will transfer their movement logic into a theatrical context and explore how simple changes in rhythm, focus or movement intention can open up new possibilities.

The workshop gives an insight into Shailesh Bahoran’s choreographic work, which is characterised by combining contemporary staging forms and hip-hop/funk style movement material. He is particularly interested in the challenges of working with different bodies and people with diverse cultural and dance backgrounds. How do individuals adapt urban forms of movement into their contexts? How do they make them their own so they can act authentically with the material?

Shailesh Bahoran is a versatile hip-hop dancer and choreographer. In his artistic work, he is constantly searching for visionary ways to create moods and emotions in the audience and to uncover contrasts. His approach has resulted in innovative and experimental pieces that have received great recognition in the dance world. Bahoran is the artistic director of the Illusionary Rockaz Company. As a dancer, he stands out for his technique, originality and expressiveness. He is firmly rooted in hip-hop culture and has mastered styles such as b-boying (breakdance) and popping, which he presents both as a solo artist and with his crew. He has worked with the Dutch National Ballet, Don't Hit Mama, the Dutch Symphony Orchestra, Codarts, Fontys, Vocaallab, Korzo, Spin off, Conny Janssen, the Amsterdam Academy for the Arts and the ISH Dance Collective. In addition to his artistic work, he works as a personal coach with performers and is committed to the development of the Dutch hip-hop and funk scene in dance and theatre. His new production REDO is on tour in autumn this year.
http://ircompany.nl

The working language of this workshop is English.

Dialogue

The performance talks on the day after the presentation of each of this year’s selected works are the dialogue platform of the Forum. This year’s kick-off discussion focuses on the intersections between urban and contemporary dance and thus picks up on one of two focal points of the Praxis programme.

Focus

Urban meets contemporary – contemporary meets urban

Saturday, 21 September 2019, 10:30–12:00

For years, we have been encountering urban dance forms in the context of theatrical productions. This is especially true for dance productions with young people. But how are these forms of movement used? Where does the urban scene locate itself in the context of contemporary dance? These and other questions will be discussed with representatives of the urban and contemporary dance scene.

The working language of this workshop is German.

Venues

Praxis Workshops

Uferstudios
Uferstraße 8, 13357 Berlin
U8 Pankstraße / U9 Nauener Platz / S-Bahn Gesundbrunnen

Stage, Dialogue, Focus

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin
U9 / U3 / Bus 204 Spichernstraße

Please arrange for your accommodation well in advance