MA CoDE: Summer semester 22

MACoDE Audition
(Foto: Jennifer Schmid)

Think Big! Festival Munich, July 11th - 15th

At the end of the semester, MA CoDE takes part in the Think Big! Festival in Munich. The festival is internationally known for its mediation projects of dance and performance.



German Dance Congress 2022 Mainz Sharing Potentials, June 16th-19th

Students will conduct a mediation project for young people developed especially for the Dance Congress. The workshops in:sight will take place in the thematic module Co-creating With Communities. The Dance Congress is hosted by Staatstheater Mainz, together with the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the City of Mainz under the direction of Honne Dohrmann.


Dancersconnect, Friedrich Pohl & Jonathan Bringert, June 1st

Kick-off on the topic of dance politics. The first guests are Friedrich Pohl and Jonathan Bringert from Dancersconnect. They inform about the platform and about working conditions in the field.


Re-visioning Concepts, May 27th & 28th

Joint workshop of MA CoDE + MA CuP students as part of the seminar series "Revisioning Concepts" by Dr. Katja Schneider.

Re-visioning Concepts: Erik Kaiel (practical part), May 27th & 28th

Erik Kaiel (NYC/NL) has created and taught site-responsive path performance projects in benin, senegal, cairo, pittsburgh, portland, and throughout western europe. Public space is the canvas, and the body dances in dialogue with architecture, music, other dancers, and both deliberate and accidental public. The workshop will playfully explore this methodology of creating/performing/improvising.


Mediation, Dr.Christina Deloglu-Kahlert, from May 17th

supporting, accompanying and promoting in an appreciative way

What makes me as a teacher?

How can I motivate learners to learn - to experiment, to question, to be creative?

Not only the selection of materials and content, but also the learning atmosphere and the relationship with the teachers are elementary.

The seminar provides insights into different teaching and learning theories and concrete didactic tools to show different ways of shaping the learning atmosphere, the relationship level and the learning content.

These approaches can form a compendium that helps

  • to discover one's own attitude,
  • to prepare one's own teaching in a target group-specific way,
  • recognize individual learning types in the teaching process and support them individually or
  • to facilitate learning as a group process.

Teaching and learning are understood as a reciprocal process at eye level and in changing roles. Teaching is a process of facilitating in which content is prepared, tested and critically scrutinized. But content is also created, further developed or reviewed in a joint process. In this way, knowledge is constantly being constructed - reconstructed or deconstructed - together.


Contemporary Physical Explorations FB2, May 11th - June 15th

MA CoDE students teach L1 students and provide hands-on insight into artistic choreographic working methods and contemporary movement approaches in dance.


Bodies, Un-Protected, May 2nd - 7th

Continuation, with the excursion to a workshop week in Berlin at the HZT and the final event in July at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt.


Movement Analysis, April 26th - May 20th

Dance expert Wibke Hartewig provides an introduction to techniques for observing and analyzing movement and the practical application of notation systems in the field.


Culturel Education, April 19th - June 7th

Célestine Hennermann reports on her work for and with children and her dance commitment to mediation to a younger target group. After 2015, 2022 Compagnie Hennermanns Horde has been awarded the "Karfunkel" of the City of Frankfurt for the second time.


Scores and Found Movements: in the archives of Yvonne Rainer, Trisha Brown,  Lucinda Childs, and Deborah Hey, Júlia Abs, 08. & 09. April

"My approach to scores applies an ongoing research methodology within the notion of the body-archive as the body of dance history - its relation to the tradition of dance based on operations with the appropriation of found movements (Rainer, 1966), one of the central concepts of the American postmodern dance movement (1960-70), taking my re-enactments of four minimalist choreographies as found choreographies: Trio A (Yvonne Rainer, 1966), Locus (Trisha Brown, 1975), Calico Mingling (Lucinda Childs, 1973), and No Time to Fly (Deborah Hey, 2010). To re-enact those choreographies, I have been applying the post-annotation or video-annotation from Motion Bank Annotation System. The late is the development of the Motion Bank former project that has its roots in two William Forsythe’s projects: Synchronous Object for One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) and Improvisational Technologies (2012), both working with the Forsythe Company to translate through digital data the choreographic knowledge, and repurpose this information visually and qualitatively"


Reading course, starting April 5th

Dr. Katja Schneider teaches on postcolonial theories, focusing on colonial, postcolonial, and decolonized perspectives on race and gender in dance. The goal is also to discuss issues of inclusion and exclusion of the discipline.