MA CoDE: Winter semester 19/20

Submission of the Master Thesis, February 14, 2020

On the last day of the winter semester 2019/2020, the students of the 7th MA CoDE generation will submit their master theses and thus complete their studies. We look forward to further exchange with the future alumni.

Physical Feedback, February 12 & 13, 2020

Dancer and choreographer David Bloom works on physical communication and conflict in contemporary dance practices. Physical Feedback is conceived as a resonance space in which group processes can be artistically reflected.

Lectures and presentations, 10 & 11 February 2020

Prof. Katja Schneider will accompany the students' first presentations and papers at the end of the semester. Thus, the mediation is also part of the theoretical teaching.

Co-Teaching, February 3 & 4, 2020

The students of the 8th MA CoDE generation try out new teaching formats in teams of 2 in the sub-module Methodology with first co-teachings and accompany them with critical feed-back procedures. Thematic settings of the semester will be included in the teaching projects.

Futures Studies, January 23, 2020

Developing your own perspectives on the future is part of the MA CoDE course. In this workshop by and with Kirsten Brühl, students will gain insights into current discussions from the field of futurology.

Training Sciences, 16 & 17 January 2020

In his intensive course, Patrick Rump provides a practical insight into training sciences and possibilities of translation into contemporary dance practice.

Body Mind Centering (BMC), January 8 - January 10, 2020

Ka Rustler studied Body-Mind Centering® in the USA with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen and is one of the first to integrate this method of movement analysis and training into contemporary dance in Germany. Her focus in this seminar will be on muscles and fasciae and is embedded in the theme setting of the semester.

Gaga Workshop, December 19, 2019

Alumna Kasia Kizior will teach Gaga technique and provide MA CoDE students with insights into the movement language and its methodology.

History and Physicality, December 16, 2019 - January 15, 2020

"The Faun" by Nijinsky and works by George Balanchine serve as the basis for Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke's workshop on rhythm at the intersection of theory and physical practice.

Somatic Anatomy, December 4 & 6, 2019

Alumna Anja Bornšek teaches somatic anatomy and works on the topics of the skeleton and functional alignment of the bony musculoskeletal system.

Massage and Touch, November 27 - December 18, 2019

Through hands-on application of various massage techniques, yoga instructor Kristina Veit and massage therapist Federico Canosa provide insight into specific anatomical information.

Communication Strategies, November 14, 2019 - January 28, 2020

We welcome motologist Lea Spahn as a new course instructor in the MA CoDE. She will present communication strategies and theories and provide insight into psychomotor skills.

Master's thesis topics, November 14, 2019

Generation 7 students submit their master's thesis topics. We wish them success in further research and completion.

Symposium Notation and Technology, November 9, 2019

Prof. Florian Jenett (University of Mainz) introduces in his lecture at the symposium IZM at the HfMDK annotation procedures in the context of the Motion Bank and gives together with Ingo Diehl an insight into concrete applications in the MA CoDE.

HTA Ring Lecture, November 7, 2019

The HTA Ring Lecture in the winter semester 2019/20 was jointly curated by Prof. Ingo Diehl and Marcus Droß (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm) on the topic "Collaborations, Cooperations, Collectives - In/stable Work in Art and Institutions". The series takes place regularly at the Mousonturm and opens with a lecture by curator Anja Dirks.

Joint workshop week of BAtanz and MA CoDE, November 4-8, 2019

Under the umbrella term "Rhythm", 3 international guest lecturers* will work with all dance students at the HfMDK in BA and MA. Jeremy Nelson (USA), Kaya Kolodciejczyk (POL) and Simon Mayer (AT) will give an insight into their work. The practical lessons are flanked by feed-back formats with Prof. Ingo Diehl, lunch-talks with Prof. Dr. Katja Schneider, visits to performances at the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main and dance-video showings.

Video Documentation, October 31, 2019 - January 21, 2020

From sensorial awareness to biographical film scripts with Andrea Keiz. The dance videographer introduces different forms of video documentation in artistic processes and develops individual short trailers together with the students on the basis of various materials developed in the course.

Movement Analysis, October 29 - December 3, 2019

Dance scholar Wibke Hartewig gives an introduction to techniques of observation and analysis of movement and the practical application of notation systems in practice.

Contemporary Dance in Frankfurt, October 22, 2019

Anna Wagner, dramaturg at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, a cooperation partner of the MA CoDE, reports on her curatorial work on the contemporary profile of the Frankfurt dance scene and the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main in collaboration with national and international artists.

Lines and Choreography, from 21 October 2019

Bojana Kunst teaches together with Zrinka Užbinec a weekly seminar for students of the Hessian Master Programs in Dance, MA CoDE and MA CuP. The seminar combines reflection and movement based on the theme and takes place every Monday in the MA CoDE Studio at the HfMDK in Frankfurt.

Exam teaching rehearsals, 17 - 25 October 2019

The final exam teaching rehearsals of the 7th MA CoDE generation on 20th century practices will take place together with BAtanz students and the new MA CoDE student group in the university's dance department.

Insights into the Free Frankfurt Dance Scene, October 16, 2019

Kristina Veit from ID_Franfurt will give an insight into the fields of activity and work of the Free Scene Frankfurt.

Exchanging Practice, 14 October 2019

To kick off the new semester, alumna Mar Rodriguez will give a contemporary dance class for all students and invited alumni. The subsequent "Get Together" will provide an opportunity for exchange.

Semester Kickoff, October 14, 2019

For the winter semester 2019/2020, we welcome the new international students of Generation 8. After the first introductory days, intensive biographical work processes form the entry into the study program. At the same time, Generation 7 begins their final semester. They focus on the research and final phase of their Master's theses.