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NO STEP WITHOUT MOVEMENT!
Dance Congress 2009

From November 5th to 8th, 2009, the Dance Congress 2009 took place at Kampnagel and K3 in Hamburg. The program was prepared in four open Think Tanks in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Düsseldorf.
Under the motto “No Step without Movement!”, around 200 international lecturers shed light on dance from an artistic, sociological, philosophical, and cultural-historical perspective in over 80 events.
A German Federal Cultural Foundation event in cooperation with Kampnagel Hamburg, K3 – Centre for Choreography I Tanzplan Hamburg and the Centre for Performance Studies at the University Hamburg. Supported by: Behörde für Kultur, Sport und Medien Hamburg

Tour d´Europe des Chorégraphes

Funded by the EU program Lifelong Learning (Leonardo Partnerships), a network of five choreographic centers established the Tour d’Europe des chorégraphes as a pilot project for the professional qualification of young choreographers.
Tour d’Europe des Chorégraphes is a cooperation project by five partner organisations from the field of contemporary dance. The basic idea behind the project is to develop an innovative program for the professional training of young choreographers, which focuses on the specific needs of artists at the beginning of their professional careers.
Funded by the EU program Lifelong Learning (Leonardo Partnerships)

Post-Graduate Programme: Versammlung und Teilhabe

Not only in the Arabic, but also in the Western world, in Europe and in Hamburg, we must increasingly face with some degree of urgency the question of what constitutes democracy in our social life and actions. Up for discussion is not only what takes place in the official political arena, but more importantly new forms of assembly and participating in society. The question is: what can be discussed at all by the whole of society and what forums do we have to negotiate issues of social coexistance. Today not only the nature of social debate is changing, but also the configurations of the public sphere and of democratic participation.

The artistic-academic post-graduate and doctorate programme Graduiertenkolleg Versammlung und Teilhabe: Urbane Öffentlichkeiten und performative Künste (Assembly and Participation: Urban Public Spaces and the Performing Arts) inquires into what role the performing and media arts can play in the context of new urban movements of democratization?


The post-graduate programme is funded by the Hamburg Research and Science Foundation.

Tanzfonds Partner: Choreography of the Neighbourhood

As part of the Tanzfonds Partner – an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation - K3 will be working together closely with the Winterhuder Reformschule / Stadtteilschule Winterhude under the slogan Choreography of the Neighbourhood. The partnership will run for two years and start at the beginning of the 2012/13 school year. Each term, each of the school's four forms will work on a choreographic project that explores a particular facet of the neighbourhood in which the school and K3 are located. Numerous Hamburg-based choreographers and artists will be involved to help students realise four projects per school term. These projects will be presented to the public at a "neighbourhood party" at the end of each term.
In addition, students will also be introduced to the productions that the participating artists are currently involved in by attending rehearsals and performances together and offering workshops, introductory formats and discussions. The aim is to integrate contemporary dance and choreography into everyday school life as fully as possible and give students an inside perspective on how a cultural institution works.
Choreographie der Nachbarschaft is a project of K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg. Funded by TANZFONDS PARTNER - An initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

HEUTE: volkstanzen – Ein TANZFONDS ERBE Projekt

HEUTE: volkstanzen is a joint project by K3 – Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg at Kampnagel and the Leipzig Dance Archive in cooperation with Schaubühne Lindenfels. The project will explore the relationship of European folk dancing to concert dance and to prominent aspects of 20th century dance and theatre discourse.

What happens when four contemporary choreographers deal with traditional German dances such as Kette, Mühle, Achterrüm, Fürizwänger, mazurka, quadrille? If they perform their choreographies with a group of dance amateurs and string several pieces together into a single evening? What if the audience is not only invited to watch, but also to participate? We’ll dismantle the auditorium seating, lay out the dance floor and hang some pretty lights. We’ll provide seats for people to catch their breath and set up a bar with refreshing drinks. We will invite DJ Booty Carrell and his exquisite music collection, so you can get up and dance too. And we not too shy to show some moves of our own. Maybe you won’t want to stop dancing together after the night is over?

Conventional theatre dance implies that the dance is performed on stage and watched by an audience sitting in an auditorium. By comparison, folk dances are first and foremost intended for dancing. The focus lies on their execution; the act the act of watching takes place en passant. For the project HEUTE: volkstanzen Jenny Beyer (Hamburg), Heike Hennig (Leipzig), Isabelle Schad (Berlin) and Doris Uhlich (Vienna) intensely explored the subject of folk dancing and subsequently developed choreographies with a group of amateurs interested in dance. In the tradition of folk dance meetings, they have put together an evening, during which the audience is invited to both watch the groups dancing, as well as participate.

In the frame of Heute: volkstanzen also an exhibition and a symposium will take place.

Our goal is to investigate the potential of folk dancing as a physical-collective praxis both in theory and practice, as well as reflect and artistically appropriate it from the perspective of contemporary dance. We will explore the basic choreographic structures of folk dancing from the perspective of contemporary dance practice and examine how their potential can be made sustainably available for use in practical-artistic dance education. By also investigating current folk dance practices, the project thus also inquires into what could be contemporary equivalents to traditional folk dancing that explore and test dance education and participation in exemplary fashion.
The results of the project will be presented both in Hamburg and Leipzig and will link archive/research and studio/production. Four choreographers – Jenny Beyer (Hamburg), Heike Hennig (Leipzig), Isabelle Schad (Berlin) and Doris Uhlich (Vienna) – will explore folk dancing as a “living archive”. Based on the Leipzig Dance Archive’s extensive collection of material on folk dancing and folklore, they will examine the choreographic structures of various folk dances, especially in terms of the communicative and community-building potential, both on a theoretical as well as artistic level.
Subsequently, the choreographers will work with a group of amateurs, who are interested in dance, in order to develop a choreography that reflects and translates the dance practices and choreographic structures, as well as innovative forms of participation, sharing and communication found in folk dancing into the context of current dance practice and moreover make the material and knowledge gained accessible for the future as well. The project will conclude with a “Folk Dance Festival” in Hamburg and Leipzig that reflects the practice of folk dancing as an act of both participation and presentation, not only in the dance pieces shown, but also in the overall format of the festival.

The documentation of the project you find here

Conzept | Art director: Matthias Quabbe (K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg)
Choreography: Jenny Beyer (Hamburg), Heike Hennig (Leipzig), Isabelle Schad (Berlin), Doris Uhlich (Wien) Musik: Sebastian Reier aka DJ Booty Carrell
Scientific collaboration / dramaturgy advice: Theresa Jacobs / Patrick Primavesi (Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V.)
Dramaturgy assistant | Project coordination: Lina Klingebeil
Stagetechnic: Marian Regdosz
Light: Dennis Döscher

More information here: www.tanzfonds.de


Funded by Tanzfonds ERBE - An initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. In cooperation with Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V. and Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig.

Heroes of the Hood

For children, the neighborhood is not the natural starting point of daily life anymore, even though it is an essential experience in their development. The project Die NachbarschaftsheldInnen (heroes of the neighborhood) fucusses on the artistic experience of the neighborhood and makes children to heroes of their hood.

IDOCDE - International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education

IDOCDE – International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education is a project designed to develop and document best practices of contemporary dance education and training. It also aims to improve networking among contemporary dance educators and to increase the visibility of this vibrant art form, and to make information and knowledge about contemporary dance practice accessible to a wider public.

During the two-year pilot programme twelve European dance educators, who are each affiliated with one of the twelve participating institutions, will meet regularly to develop an online database for contemporary dance education. The aim of the project is to create a database that will be a valuable resource as well as lively exchange and networking platform for contemporary dance educators worldwide.

This project is made possible by funding provided by the European Commission as part of its Leonardo Partnerships programme (Education and Culture DG - Lifelong Learning Programme).

Ping-Pong - Choreographic Exchange Grenoble-Hamburg

As part of the Duo programme initiated by the Robert Bosch Foundation, K3 and Le Pacifique / CDC (Choreographic Development Centre) in Grenoble to set up an artistic exchange project entitled Ping-Pong. In autumn 2011, one team member of each choreographic centre visited the partner venue for two weeks. In the second phase, two choreographers – Dani Brown from Hamburg and Sophie Gérard from Grenoble – will complete two residencies together, in Grenoble in February and in Hamburg in April. Each residency will run over two weeks, at the end of which the choreographers will present the results of their work in a public showing. In addition, both choreographers will hold a one-week professional training course in each of the two cities. 

Grenoble
Residency: 30.01. – 10.02.12 | Showing : 09.02.12, 3:00 pm
Professional training: Dani Brown : 30.01. – 03.02.12 | Sophie Gérard : 10. - 06.02.12

Hamburg
Residency: 16.-27.04.12 | Showing : 27.04.12, 7:30 pm
Professional training: Dani Brown: 16.-19.04.12 | Sophie Gérard : 23.-26.04.12

Partners:
K3 - Centre for Choreography | Tanzplan Hamburg
Le Pacifique | CDC – Grenoble (France)
Ping-Pong is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation as part of the Duo programme.

TUSCH Theatre and School

The Hamburg school board has been working with the Körber Foundation since 2002 to develop new approaches to reaching young people and make theatre accessible. With support provided by the Hamburg Cultural Authorities, they bring theatres and schools in Hamburg together for two-year partnerships in the TUSCH (Theatre and School) network. TUSCH is currently in its fifth round since autumn 2010. K3’s current TUSCH partner is the Erich Kästner Gesamtschule. Together will the school, K3 develops and plans projects, project weeks, workshops and visits to performances in order to firmly establish contemporary dance as part of the curriculum.

Partner school:
The Erich Kästner School was awarded the German School Award 2012 as one of the twenty best schools in Germany. Involving music, dance and movement in learning is an integral part of the school's concept. The Erich Kästner Gesamtschule defines itself as a community of students, parents, teachers, and non-teaching staff working hand in hand to create the best possible school and environment in which to learn and grow together.

More information here

TuSch - Theatre and School

The Hamburg school board together with the Körber Foundation in 2002 developped new approaches to reaching young people and make theatre accessible. Since summer 2012 the BürgerStiftung Hamburg is the new partner of the school board and part of the TUSCH (Theatre and School) coordination. More support is provided by the Hamburg Cultural Authorities as well as the Stiftung Mercator who both bring theatres and schools in Hamburg together for two-year partnerships within the TUSCH network.
This season K3 is initiating a TuSch partnership with a school for the third time. For the coming two years the Stadtteilschule Barmbek will be the partner of K3. Together with the Hamburg choreographer Trinidad Martínez and theatre pedagogue Maria Kowalsky, 6th grade students will develop and implement a choreographic project, with a primary focus on Chinese culture in relationship to their own everyday lives.

More information here

Leonardo da Vinci - Life Long Learning Programme
Communicating Dance

Communicating Dance (CD) supports young choreographers and writers/journalists in the field of contemporary dance as future leaders in the professional dance sector. Leaders in dance need specific competences and particular awareness related to the dynamic European creative industry. CD focuses on recognizing and acknowledging these multi-layered aspects required for cultural leaders with responsibility for teams, funding, communication, distribution et al.

The ability to clearly communicate to different target groups (team members, audiences, presenters, funding bodies et al.) is an important competence to be developed through this programme. With activities in the six partner countries CD raises awareness of the different cultural working relations and contexts in Europe today and thus offers career planning within a European context.

By training young choreographers and writers in both shared as individual learning trajectories, CD aims at strengthening the European contemporary dance scene, contributing to its competitive edge and visibility within the international creative industry. An online blog will give insight in the project by sharing best practices and serving as a starting point for a new European platform for the critical discourse on contemporary dance. Read the blog here.

Communicating Dance is initiated by the following partners : K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg (DE),  Comune di Bassano del Grappa (IT), Le Pacifique CDC (FR), Dance Ireland (IE), Hrvatski institut za pokret i ples (HR) and Dansateliers (NL).

Communicating Dance is funded with support from the European Commission under the umbrella of the Lifelong Learning Program (Leonardo Da Vinci Partnerships).

This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


TUSCH - Theatre and School

The Hamburg school board together with the Körber Foundation in 2002 developped new approaches to reaching young people and make theatre accessible. Since summer 2012 the BürgerStiftung Hamburg is the new partner of the school board and part of the TUSCH (Theatre and School) coordination. More support is provided by the Hamburg Cultural Authorities as well as the Stiftung Mercator who both bring theatres and schools in Hamburg together for two-year partnerships within the TUSCH network.
This season K3 is initiating a TUSCH partnership with a school for the fourth time. K3’s current partner is the school Stadtteilschule Winterhude/Winterhuder Reformschule, who has cooperated with K3 for the last two years in the project Choreography of the neighborhood, funded by TANZFONDS PARTNER - An initiative oft he German Federal Cultural Foundation. Together will the school, K3 develops and plans projects, project weeks, workshops and visits to performances in order to firmly establish contemporary dance as part of the curriculum.

More information: TUSCH

Barm'back & forth

In collaboration with jaf e.V. and Stadtteilschule Winterhude/Winterhuder Reformschule the project Barm´back & forth, which focuses on an artistic exploration of the teenager’s everyday lives. The Barmek neighborhood itself, in which the teens spend a large part of their time, as well as the creative use of computer games and new media play a key role in the project. 15 teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15 will be collaborating with choreographer Meike Klapprodt and media educator Jan Krienke. On 13th of june the teenagers present their material as an interactive game called LEVEL 1.


This event is funded by ChanceTanz, a project of the German Federal Association of Dance in Schools as part of the BMBF programme Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung.

HEUTE: volkstanzen – A TANZFONDS ERBE Project

available for touring

Folk Dance Celebration
    • 4 choreographers (Jenny Beyer - Hamburg, Heike Hennig - Leipzig, Isabelle Schad - Berlin, Doris Uhlich - Vienna)
    • 1 DJ (Sebastian Reier - Hamburg)
    • participants from Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig and Vienna
    • 1 folk dance teacher (local)
    • theatre space / dance floor, bar
    • technical rider available on request


Folk Dance Local Lab

    • at least 2 choreographers, who have already previously  participated in the project
    • 2 – 4 local artists
    • people interested in dance (local)
    • The presentation and participatory format will be developed to suit the conditions and the contexts on-site. The technical set up will be done accordingly.


Contact: tanzplan@kampnagel.de
Artistic Director of the Project: Matthias Quabbe

Documentation
Documentation Folk Dance Celebration
Documentation Folk Dance Lab
Documentation flyer

VOLKSTANZ FEST

HEUTE: volkstanzen explores contemporary equivalents to traditional folk dancing and examines participation and ways in which dance is communicated in an exemplary way.

The conventional practice in theatrical dance implies dance being performed on stage and watched by an audience sitting in an auditorium. By comparison, folk dances are first and foremost intended for dancing. The focus lies on its practice; the act of watching takes place en passant. Due to social as well as cultural changes, but also its political instrumentalization in the 20th century, folk dancing ceased quite some time ago to be a part of daily life for most people and even suffered appropriation by ideology at a certain point in time.  

The goal of this project was to investigate the potential of folk dancing as a physical-collective praxis both in theory and practice. The basic choreographic structures of folk dancing were explored from the perspective of contemporary dance and examined as to whether and in what way its potential could be made sustainably available for raising awareness for dance on a practical-artistic level. By simultaneously investigating current folk dance practices, the project also inquired into what could be contemporary equivalents to traditional folk dancing that explore and test dance education and participation.

For HEUTE: volkstanzen, Jenny Beyer (Hamburg), Heike Hennig (Leipzig), Isabelle Schad (Berlin) and Doris Uhlich (Vienna) dealt intensely with folk dancing – on the basis of their own practices – and each developed choreographies together with a group of interested amateurs. The result was an evening in which watching and participating in the dancing merged and the boundary between both actions blurred in a continuation of the tradition of folk dance meetings.

What happens when four contemporary choreographers deal with chain and round dance patterns, Achterrüm, Fürizwänger, Mazurka, Quadrille? What if the audience is not only invited to watch, but also to dance themselves? A dance floor, suitable lighting, a few chairs for people to catch their breath, a bar with refreshments and a DJ with an exquisite collection of music... What happens when the evening is over and the audience refuses to stop dancing together?

This format, which took place as a “Folk Dance Celebration” at K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg and at Schaubühne Lindenfels in Leipzig and linked archive/research and studio/production, reflected the practice of folk dancing as an act of both participation and presentation, not only in the dance pieces shown, but also in the overall format of the event.


VOLKSTANZ LABOR

Based on the experiences of the folk dance celebration project, which took place in October 2013, Jenny Beyer, Antje Pfundtner, Gunnar Brandt-Sigurdsson, the K3 choreographers in residence of the 14/15 season investigated together with a group of interested amateurs from Hamburg strategies and operating modes that allow professionals and spectators to dance together.

During opening hours, visitors could discover dance and audio material and try it out for themselves or with others. The working space became a place both for presentation and a shared dance practice.

The “Folk Dance Lab” is conceived as a pilot project for the development of a mobile format that can be variably applied to different occasions, spaces and contexts. In collaboration with the artistic director of the project Matthias Quabbe, as well as two choreographers from the project, further Folk Dance Labs can be created on site, which invite the local dance scene, dance amateurs, as well as the general public, to discover contemporary dance and the structures of folk dancing together and to create a shared dance experience that combines both watching and dancing.


Folk Dance Celebration
17. – 19.10.2013 K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg
25. and 26.10.2013 Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig

Folk Dance Local Lab
13. – 23.08.2014 K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg as part of the International Summer Festival at Kampnagel


Funded by Tanzfonds ERBE - An initiative of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. In cooperation with Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V. and Schaubühne Lindenfels, Leipzig.

SWIPE - a Holiday Camp

SWIPE – swipe and be someone else, swipe and jump into another world. Over the autumn holidays, K3 was hosting a creative camp for kids and teens age 10 to 14. Choreographer Meike Klapprodt and media pedagogue Claudia Meiners developed with 18 youngsters a choreography with dance, performance, costumes and video clips. The results of the project were presented at 24 th of octobre.

The education coalition of K3, Stadtteilschule Alter Teichweg and jaf – Association for Media-Pedagogical Practice provides kids and teens with the chance to participate in an intense project week related to virtual and real identities, which are explored with and through dance and physical movement.

Workshop week for children from 10 years old

 


SWIPE – Ein Feriencamp is funded by ChanceTanz, a project of Bundesverband Tanz in Schulen e.V. with Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung of BMBF.
19. - 24.10.2015
SWIPE - a Holiday Camp