MA CoDE: Winter semester 17/18

Alumni LAB 2017
(Foto: Susanne Triebel)
Alumni LAB 2017

Tuesday Talks: Body 2.0, 20 February 2018

With a new focus, the Tuesday Talks at tanzhaus nrw are dedicated to questions about future bodies in art and society. As part of the series of talks, changing guests discuss the mechanisation of bodies and aesthetics: What are the bodies of the future and how do they function, think, feel, reproduce? Is there a potential for rethinking towards self-care and self-empowerment in the decision for the existing as well as in the subtle to radical interventions in the body? And how are these developments reflected in dance, whose core competence is the body?

Tue 20.02. 19:00 Measurable Bodies - Technology in Dance: With Prof. Ingo Diehl, inventor of the Physical Introduction and head of the Master's programme Contemporary Education at the HfMDK Frankfurt/Main and Patrick Rump, sports scientist and trainer of the Forsythe Company and the Dance on Ensemble.


Excursion to Dresden Past Present Future, February 7 - 10, 2018

In cooperation with the Tanzfonds Erbe Projekt Villa Wigman für Tanz e.V., the course will develop contemporary training approaches to Mary Wigman for different target groups in Dresden. After the participation in the conference Tanzimpulse Mary Wigman in June 2017 and the thematic discussions on dance heritage in the current semester, this project will playfully test exemplary contemporary translations in the field of training.


Developmental Patterns January 22-24, 2018

International guest lecturers Trude Cone and Ka Rustler will give a seminar on "Developmental Patterns" and present students with another form of co-teaching which will be explored in various forms as part of the course.


Symposium on Dance Education, January 20, 2018

Prof. Ingo Diehl is invited to the symposiumRESPONSES - HOW TO COMMUNICATE (ABOUT) DANCE in Berlin to present the MA CoDE in a panel discussion on the topic of "Quality in Mediation" and to discuss current processes in mediation work with colleagues.


Institut del Teatre Barcelona, 11 - 14 January 2018

Prof. Ingo Diehl is invited to Barcelona to the Institut del Teatre, where he will present MA CoDE and lead discussions on the structuring of education.


Further Development of Piecemaker, November 25, 2017 - January 27, 2018

In cooperation with the courses Design/ Communication Design at the University of Mainz and German Studies/ Digital Linguistics at the TU Darmstadt, MA CoDE students will test the Piecemaker annotation software with expert support from Dr. Wibke Hartewig and present it for discussion. Prof. Ingo Diehl from MA CoDE, Prof. Florian Jenett from the University of Mainz and co-developer of the Motionbank project, and Prof. Dr. Marcus Müller from TU Darmstadt have prepared this project week in joint exchange and from the different perspectives.


Excursion North Karelia College Outokumpu, Finland, December 11 - 15, 2017

MA CoDE is going on an excursion to Finland. During this working week MA CoDE students will apply current teaching formats using Mary Wigman and different contemporary positions as examples. For this, a curriculum of the future will be developed together for the education classes of North Karelia College. This will be followed by the audition for the next generation of students in Helsinki.


HTA Postgraduate Grant "Artistic Research" (2017), December 2017

We are delighted to announce that one of our alumna has been awarded the HTA Postgraduate Fellowship "Artistic Research" (2017). Congratulations to Ilana Reynolds!


10 Years of Tanzplan Germany - A meeting in the context of Training Total in Hamburg, 26 November - 1 December 2017

In cooperation with K3 at Kampnagel in Hamburg and HZT Berlin, students, freelance mediators and dance practitioners will discuss professional training in relation to performative action, technical reference systems and institutional contexts. MA CoDE will travel to Hamburg to offer different training approaches and discuss their conditions.


Young Ears Network, November 24, 2017

As part of the award ceremony of theNetzwerk Junge Ohren Prize, the conference on "Encounters between Music Education and Schools" will take place in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts. Prof. Ingo Diehl will present conceptual and structural considerations for the Master of Contemporary Dance Education degree programme and give an insight into current mediation approaches and project formats in the field of cultural education in dance.


10 Years MA CoDE, October 26-29, 2017.

For the 10th anniversary of MA CoDE, all graduates and current students were invited to participate in a 4-day Alumni LAB. This LAB format has been developed over the past years to create opportunities for professional exchange between the different MA CoDE generations and the individual biographies of the graduates. At the invitation of the Hessisches Staatsballett on 28 October, various mediation formats of the MA CoDE and the alumni will be presented in Wiesbaden. The 10th anniversary of MA CoDE will be celebrated together at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main.

The "Alumni-LAB // 10 years MA-CoDE" is sponsored by the GFF.


Katharine Sehnert on Wigman Technique, October 16-20, 2017

Former Wigman student, dance educator and choreographer Katharine Sehnert teaches the student group at the beginning of the semester, kicking off a project as part of the Dance Fund Heritage. During the coming semester, approaches to teaching Wigman will be developed practically and theoretically for different target groups.


Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation, October 2017

MA CoDE student Ioulia Kokkokiou has been awarded the German National Academic Foundation Scholarship. Congratulations!