MA CoDE: Summer semester 20

In the wood, September 2, 2020

At the end of the alumni series, students move from the studio to the great outdoors. With Julia Kathriner and Kasia Ustowska, they will learn about and reflect on practical approaches from experiential education.

Oral History, 31 August and 1 September

Exchange and transaction

Oral Histories and related ways of generating knowledge

"An interview is, to put it bluntly, a deliberate act of interference in other people's lives," as David H. Mould puts it in Catching Stories. We will explore oral history methods and train on how to conduct the interview process. How do you start, how do you establish a relationship with the interviewee, how do you listen, and how do you end an interview? How do you prepare questions? What kind of dramaturgy leads to a fruitful outcome? These questions are among the topics of a two-day workshop with Prof Dr Katja Schneider and MA CoDE alumna Katelyn Skelley.

Workshop "My dance is not your dance" with Jochen Roller, 25 - 29 August 2020

The historiography of modern dance in Germany is dominated by a white, capitalist, hegemonic and heteronormative narrative, which has slowly started to change a little since the last few years. Forgotten artists are emerging, historical certainties are crumbling, alternative narratives are being spun, archived facts are being linked anew, dance knowledge is being generated anew. Using the example of the Viennese expressive dancer Gertrud Bodenwieser, we will attempt to approach a historical personality of modern dance together in a contemporary way: individually, controversially, contradictorily, confrontationally and in amused dissent.

"Focus Dance," "EXPLORE DANCE," and "Think Big!", July 11, 2020

The MA CoDE presents itself and its programme online at the invitation of "Fokus Tanz", the advisory and coordination centre for dance education in Munich, and as part of the "EXPLORE DANCE" and "Think Big!" festivals. Alumna Susanne Schneider represents the course on site in Munich, Anja Bornšek joins from Slovenia and the students participate from Frankfurt.

Contemporary Dance Techniques, July 13 - 21, 2020

Introduction of contemporary dance techniques for 3rd year BATanz students followed by feedback discussions and digital analysis.

Contexts and everyday work, Target Group, 4 June - 2 July 2020

From the large MA CoDE alumni pool, ten alumni with their very different subject expertise will be invited to present their contexts and introduce their everyday working lives in the course. The ten alumni are Hannah Shakti Bühler, Anja Bornšek Susanne Schneider, Berit Jentzsch (choreographer for Schauspiel in Stuttgart and Bremen), Hannah Dekor, Jason Jacobs (rehearsal and training director tanzmainz), Leonardo Rodrigues (training director Tanztheater Heidelberg), Ulla Päivikkö, Ewelina Zielonka and Nira Priore.

Somatic Practice, 30 June & 1 July 2020

Starting from a theoretical consideration, Dr. Christina Deloglu-Kahlert will reflect on manipulative aspects in somatic practice.

Mediation project with Jenny Beyer, 18 May - 10 June 2020

Along the development process of the choreography "Deux" MA CoDE works on new mediation formats for spectators. At the same time, Anja Bornšek will give an introduction to Physical Introduction in exchange with Ingo Diehl. Finally, Ingo Diehl will moderate a conversation between Anja Bornsek and Jenny Beyer on different approaches to audience development. The classes will take place as online formats.

Concepts and Ideas of Dramaturgy, May 6 - June 12, 2020

Celestine Hennermann, freelance dramaturg, will present concepts and ideas of dramaturgy to the students and discuss them in a concluding discussion together with Larissa Bischoff, dramaturg at Schlosstheater Moers, Julien Renard, winemaker, and Lisa-Marie Radtke, freelance dance dramaturg in Vienna. In addition, Katja Schneider will introduce texts on dramaturgy and dance in a reading course. The classes will take place as online formats.

Technique Lab Dance Techniques 2010, 20 - 27 April 2020

Theoretical concepts, analysis, and research-in-practice with presentation, followed by reflection and editing using the Piecemaker digital annotation tool, will form the basis for in-depth exploration and project development this summer term. Classes will take place as online formats.

Introduction Annotations and Digital Translations, April 14-20, 2020

At the beginning of the semester, Scott deLaHunta (Motion Bank Project Director) will introduce the discourse on annotations and digital translations of choreographic processes. He will be supported by David Rittershaus (Hochschule Mainz), who will give an introduction to the new Piecemaker version. The classes will take place as online formats.