MA CoDE: Summer Semester 23

Die neuen Studierenden von MA CoDE vor einer Leinwand, zusammen mit Ingo Diehl und Susanne Triebel
(Foto: Jennifer Schmid)

Start of Semester, April 11th

Start of the new student group G10. The students from Chile, Finland, Lithuania and Russia bring a wide range of knowledge from contemporary dance techniques, urban dance, video art, dance criticism and social work to the study program.

Tuesdays with MA CoDE, every Tuesday from April 11th

To further strengthen the MA CoDE network, the new format "Tuesdays with MA CoDE" is introduced. Every Tuesday, an alumnus teaches at MA CoDE and thus imparts individual teaching approaches. During the semester, 14 events will be held. Anja Bornšek, Alessandra Corti, Ronja Eick, Eri Funahashi Geen, Verónica Garzon, Joana Gruberska, Laura Hicks, Jungyeon Kim, Ioulia Kokkokiou, Mar Rodríguez Valverde, Katelyn Skelley, Amelia Uzategui Bonilla, Hans Camille Vancol and Ewelina Zielonka are guests at MA CoDE.

Practice analysis in dance, Jitka Štávova, Wibke Hartewig & David Rittershaus, from April 26th 

The students will use various analytical methods such as performance analysis (Dr. Jitka Štávova), movement analysis (Dr. Wibke Hartewig) and video analysis/Motion Bank (David Rittershaus) to explore the transfer of movement into language. The results will be discussed in a round table on May 31st.

Conflict Management, Dana Caspersen, from Mai 10th 

Dana Caspersen, specialist in conflict management and long-time dancer with William Forsythe, integrates her artistic experience into new formats of conflict resolution. In six online meetings, she gives students an insight into her "Changing the Conversation" strategy and participatory projects that she has realised in recent years.

Documentation Formats, Florence Corinna & Baptiste Andrien, Mai 17th to June 5th  

How are body experiences translated into other materials and documented? Florence Corin and Baptiste Andrien from Contredanse have been working on this for years and continue to find new translations with artists such as Steve Paxton, Anna Halprin and Lisa Nelson. Questions of dance documentation as well as current research and documentation results were presented and discussed.

Inclusion, Gustavo Fijalkow, June 7th to 23rd

Gustavo Fijalkow gives a first overview of inclusion and working with non-normative bodies. The seminar will be continued in WS 23/24 with a MoveTank. The seminar is prepared by a lecture by Prof. Dr. Katja Schneider at Unique@dance on the work of Raimund Hoghe on May 3rd.

Theatre of the World, June 29th to July 2nd

MA CoDE participates in the Student Academy at Theatre of the World 2023. In workshops, discussions and performance visits, the students will engage in an intensive exchange with the curator Chiaki Soma and invited artists such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Saodat Ismailova and Ho Tzu Nyen, as well as with students from Tokyo University of the Arts, Gießen Applied Theatre Studies, Goethe University and Offenbach University of Art and Design. Prof. Dr. Katja Schneider is accompanying the project and moderating two critique discussions as part of the academy. The format is supported by the HTA.