MA CoDE: Winter semester 23/24

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(Foto: Jennifer Schmid)

From October 18th, Start of Semester

Theoretical concepts, analysis and research in practice with presentation, which were subsequently reflected on and edited using the digital annotation tool Piecemaker, form the basis for in-depth research and the development of mediation projects in the winter semester, including evaluated teaching samples with BAtanz students. The entire annotation process will be supervised by David Rittershaus, Motion Bank, Mainz University of Applied Sciences.


October 27th - 29th, GTF Symposium

MA CoDE participates in the GTF symposium "(Virtual) Ecologies in the Field of Dance" at the HfMT Cologne. In the lectures, workshops and motion labs, questions about aesthetics, discourses and practices that have developed through digitalization will be discussed. 


November 04th - 10th, Exchange Uniarts Stockholm 1

MA CoDE travels to Stockholm University for the Arts for a first exchange with the Master Dance Education (M.A.D.E.), led by Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt. The first module "Body and Movement Practice from a critical Perspective" includes lessons and presentations developed and contextualized by the students on the basis of source material. Embedded in the week is the intensive workshop "Bodies and Differences" on inclusion with Tone Pernille Østern (Program Leader for the Master in Education, Head of Forum for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, NTNU Trondheim) and the dance artist Elen Øyen. On November 9th, all students and lecturers will participate in the opening of the HTA lecture series on Academic Ableism from Stockholm.


November 14th - December 15th, Communication 

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


December 13th & 14th, Inclusion in Dance Education 

MoveTank: The format explores how Somatic Practices can be made accessible to dancers and performers with different physical abilities, what frameworks need to be created and what methodological adaptations are necessary. Three experts and performers with non-normative bodies were invited to this Move Tank to contribute their specific requirements for movement in order to work practically on the issues. The focus is on raising awareness among future lecturers and educators. By integrating MA CoDE alumni into the classes, the Frankfurt network can also benefit from this information. The process is also accompanied by unique@dance Gerda König, Gitta Roser (both DIN A 13) and scientifically supported by Gustavo Fijalkow.


January 22nd – 25th, Exchange Stockholm University of the Arts 2

The second exchange with the Master Dance Education (M.A.D.E.) on "Intermediality and Artistic Processes" is organized in an online format and deals with screen dance, dance filming and video documentation.


February 16th, Speed Dating

At the MA CoDE Speed Dating, students meet and exchange ideas with a large number of invited experts from various specialist areas such as the network of dance organizers, cooperating degree programs and institutions and the MA CoDE alumni network. The students then choose their mentor, who will accompany them individually in the third semester and support them in developing their profile.


HTA Ring lecture - from November 9th

Cripping Online Lecture Performances?! On the perspective of the lecture as a performance from a queer, disabled, deaf, chronically ill perspective.
What are issues that queer, disabled people are currently concerned about? What is knowledge of and about disability, how is it generated, archived, and shared? How do disabled, deaf, or chronically ill artists currently participate in knowledge production related to disability? What barriers do you face in academia, what barriers do you face in theater and performance? What is a lecture performance? Can the latter be "crippled"? What does the method of "cripping" actually mean? (How) does it open up not only institutions, but also forms and formats? And (how) can it performatively make higher education accessible to all?
The six-part online lecture series, under the artistic direction of Steven Solbrig, addresses these and other questions. Non-disabled, disabled, deaf and chronically ill performers and academics are invited to appropriate the "classic lecture time" (90 minutes) in crip time & space and to frame their online talk(s) and lectures performatively.

MA CoDE participates in the first date of the lecture series together with MADE students at Uniarts Stockholm.