With its Dance in Schools programme Tanzplattform Rhein-Main (as the follow-up project of Tanzlabor 21) creates structures for the promotion and integration of dance in schools in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. Tanzlabor 21/Tanzplattform Rhein-Main is a founding member of the Federal Association of Dance in Schools Germany and actively works on the development of general standards. The ultimate goal of the association is to establish the contemporary art form and culture of dance in school education. We firmly believe that the art form of dance should be taught to students of all types of schooling and on all levels in a combination of theory and practice.

We developed our own Dance-In-Schools concept in collaboration with Wiebke Dröge, which we are continuously refining to this day.

 

 

The dance-in-schools projects are supported by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain as part of the KUNSTVOLL program.

The running times of the projects periods are adapted to the possibilities and programmes offered at the schools and determined in agreement with the dance artists. Usually there is a weekly dance class of 2 hours. Other projects have classes that run 3-4 hours or that integrate entire project weeks. The overall length of a project with one group is usually at least 3 months from beginning to end. Ideally, the working period spans half of a school year.

The projects teach students in an age and development appropriate fashion:

  • rehearsal and performance methods
  • goals, humanistic concepts and motivations,
  • forms of movements in dance
  • contemporary dance techniques

Tanzplattform Rhein-Main emphasise networking and cooperation between all representative groups, who are directly and indirectly associated with Dance in Schools or will do so in the near future. In order for the individual project participants to be able to learn and profit from one another, we strive towards exchange on a broad basis, e.g. through mutual presentation, direct student exchange, workshops, shared recitals of different projects, namely:

  • project leader meetings
  • project leader coachings
  • team meetings with school directors, teachers, project head of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main and the dance artists
  • 2-day Intensive-Workshop “einfädeln – how to start a dance in schools project” for potential project leaders of school projects
  • the vocational training programme Kunst Rhein-Main

 

The resulting network serves to broadly and diversely constitute dance as a firm component of art, pedagogy and cultural practice in schools.


Dance-in-School-Day

The Dance in Schools Day is a chance for dance in schools projects to engage in peer-to-peer exchange about experiences made, results produced, questions asked and approaches chosen. It is a forum for students, teachers, headmasters and artists, who have already gained some experience in projects implemented in cooperation with Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. The platform aims to stimulate communication between all participants and encourage mutual co-operation. Exchange will take place e.g. in form of dance presentations, videos, photos and collages.


Interested?

We are looking forward to new cooperations! Please fill in the respective contact form and send it to info@tanzplattformrheinmain.de

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Amelia Bonilla is a dancer and dance teacher. Specializing in contemporary dance, she teaches various performance techniques. Conceptually, she is influenced by Third World feminisms, Black feminisms, social ecology, and Andean cosmovision. Born in Peru and brought to Los Angeles as a child, she completed a BA in Dance at the Juilliard School in New York and an MA in Contemporary Dance Education at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. Under the direction of Anna Halprin, Amelia is also a certified practitioner in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process®. Amelia has performed for various artists such as Tino Sehgal, NAKA Dance Theatre, Marina Abramović, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and Cunamacué Afro-Peruvian Dance Theatre. She has taught dance in schools in New York City, throughout Peru, and in the San Francisco Bay Area. She prepares developmentally appropriate, yet physically challenging dance classes inspired with the goal of fostering curiosity, creativity, and empathy

Jungyeon Kim, born in Seoul, Korea, she has lived in Frankfurt, Germany since 2009. She is a freelance choreographer, contemporary dance teacher and lecturer. A special focus of her work is in the field of cultural education, including several years of current work at the Hessian Student Academy for middle school students (at Burg Fürsteneck) and at the German-French Performance Workshop, a bilateral cultural project for young artists from France and Hesse. Her technique and knowledge of dance and movement comes from contemporary dance based on somatic studies, Laban/Bartenieff movement studies, contact improvisation, as well as from many years of collaborations with international artists in improvisation, dance, performance and theater. She is the choreographer of Ensemble Barefeet, a dance troupe with young people from the Rhine-Main area with mental handicaps. Together with Theaterlabor INC. she has developed several inclusive theater pieces. She is co-founder of DAS PLATEAU, a platform for workshops in contemporary dance in Frankfurt am Main.

Britta Schönbrunn is a freelance dancer, choreographer and lecturer in somatic and contemporary techniques. She collaborates with artists from dance, music and visual arts. Since September 2017, she has been working in the three-year project "All Our Futures" at Schauspiel Frankfurt. At the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt she received a Master of Arts in contemporary dance education.

Amiri Shiva is a curator, performer, language expert and director. He*she has participated in numerous productions of the local independent theater and performance scene. In addition, Shiva is an educational consultant with heart and soul. Shiva's theater, art, and performance workshops focus on identity, queer bodies, racism, sexism, and discrimination. Since 2017, Amiri Shiva has been leading the project "Empowerment: counseling girls*, women* and transpeople" at the FeM Mädchenhaus association. 

Ewelina Zielonka studierte Zeitgenössischer Tanz an der PPSKAK in Kalisz (PL). In 2013 she completed her BA in Movement Studies and Dance Education at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (Linz/AT) and in 2015 her Master in Contemporary Dance Education at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main. She explores dance and movement in unconventional places and with different target groups and regularly teaches Contemporary Dance for children, youth and adults.

Sandra Baumeister-Roth was born and raised in Buenos Aires. There she completed her studies in art and theater as well as her training as an actress and dance teacher. Since 2002 she has been working as a freelance actress in Frankfurt, teaching creative and modern children's dance and directing dance projects in schools as well as dance theater projects for children and adults, including "Die mit den Röcken tanzen" and "Zeit tanzt Zeit".

Allison Brown lives in Frankfurt and has been creating her own works since 1998, such as the full-length choreography "Grundlicht" (2006). She also gives workshops in Europe, North America and Japan and has participated in numerous symposia. She has danced in companies such as New York City Ballet, Twyla Tharp and Dancers, Amanda Miller's Pretty Ugly Dance Company, and Saburo Teshigawara's Karas Company. From 1996 to 2004 she was a dancer in William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt.

Hannah Dewor studied modern and contemporary stage dance in Cologne and Amsterdam and completed the master's program Contemporary Dance Education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main in 2012. She lives in Frankfurt, works as a dancer and performer in various productions and develops her own and collective choreography and performance works, most recently in the context of Atelierfrankfurt. Hannah is, among other things, artistic director and choreographer of the ensemble Barefeet with young people with disabilities and of dance-in-schools projects in cooperation with Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, among others. She is also dedicated to dance education in and is co-founder of the workshop festival DAS PLATEAU for contemporary dance, which will take place for the fifth time in 2017.

Wiebke Dröge is a contemporary choreographer, sports scientist and coach. From 2010 to 2016, she directed Klub_21 | Dance and Performance for Youth and Young Adults, an interdisciplinary project of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. She is also a lecturer and seminar leader at universities, colleges and in other educational contexts of dance, performance and cultural work. She teaches contemporary dance and performative methods with a focus on improvisation and interdisciplinarity. As a coach she accompanies artists in their work, presentation and communication in professional networks since 2009. She has realized more than 20 dance performances since 2001 - currently in the context of Atelierfrankfurt.

Sibylle Magel (born 1962) is a dance and theater pedagogue, dancer and clown. She trained in contemporary dance and contact improvisation at Bewegungsart in Freiburg and at the Tanzfabrik Berlin. She studied at the Clownsschule Darmstadt with Laura Fernandez and Hanna Linde, among others. Since 1990 she has been leading artistic and teaching projects with groups of all ages and abilities. She also works regularly as a dancer and performer, both on stage and in public spaces. She has been a dance-in-schools lecturer since 2011. She also works since 2016 as a co-instructor of our continuing education Kita Tanz and as a lecturer for Contact Improvisation Schauspielschule Wiesbaden.

Marialena Marouda works in the fields of performance art and choreography. She studied philosophy and fine arts at Columbia University in New York and continued her studies at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Giessen (M.A., 2011). Marouda's focus is mainly on the elaboration of performative archives that can be installed and explored site-specifically. For example, she developed the "Archive of (un)familiar things," an archive of subjective urban experiences, and installed it at the Institute for Urban History in Frankfurt in late October 2016. In the context of dance-in-schools, she developed numerous school projects in collaboration with dance educator and choreographer Hannah Dewor.

Nira Priore Nouak is Brazilian and has been working as a dancer and dance teacher in Germany since 1987. She studied architecture in Brazil, German language and literature, philosophy and sign language in Germany. In 2009, she completed the master's program in Contemporary Dance Education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main (HfMDK) and complemented it in 2011 with training as a learning and development facilitator at the Institute for Movement and Learning Development (IBL) in Hamburg. The core of her work is sensorimotor bodywork in the context of learning development, improvisation techniques, and the combination of theory and practice in group process-oriented work. She teaches contemporary dance and leads various projects, such as the further education KitaTanz and Tanz-in-Schulen projects of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, as well as in 2016 the project Odyssee_21 for the Hessisches Staatsballett. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Koblenz and co-founder of DAS PLATEAU. Since the 2016/17 season, she has been working as head of dance education for the Hessian State Ballet.

und Ana Berkenhof, Verena Billinger, Christine Bürkle, Tümay Kılınçel, Johanna Knorr, Gregory Livingston, Johanna Milz, Norbert Pape, Nicole Peisl, Isabelle Pelti-Kromm, Nina Piulats Finger, Irene Schmidtmer, Sebastian Schulz, Victoria Söntgen, Ekaterina Steckenborn, Kristina Veit

Alois-Eckert-Schule (Frankfurt-Nordend)
Bernhard-Adelung-Schule (Darmstadt)
Freiligrath-Grundschule (Frankfurt-Fechenheim)
Friedrich-von-Bodelschwingh-Schule (Wiesbaden)
Gesamtschule Am Rosenberg (Hofheim)
Hostatoschule (Frankfurt-Höchst)
IGS Alexej von Jawlensky (Wiesbaden)
IGS Bertha von Suttner (Nidderau)
IGS Carl von Weinberg (Frankfurt-Goldstein)
IGS Georg Büchner (Frankfurt)
IGS Heinrich Kraft (Frankfurt-Fechenheim)
IGS Herder (Frankfurt-Ostend)
IGS Nordend (Frankfurt-Nordend)
IGS Odenwald (Heppenheim)
IGS Otto Hahn (Frankfurt)
IGS Schiller (Offenbach)
IGS Süd (Frankfurt)
Marienschule (Offenbach)
Mittelstufenschule Dichterviertel (Wiesbaden)
Philipp-Holzmann-Schule (Frankfurt-Westend)
Theo-Koch-Schule (Grünberg)
Viktoriaschule (Darmstadt)
VHS Rüsselsheim
Wallschule (Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen)

Institute for Sports Science of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Faculty of Sports Science at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Department of Educational Sciences IfGP of the Universität Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz site

VIKTORIASCHULE DARMSTADT
Period: September 2022 - June 2023, 1x per week
Participants: 20 students, 11th grade
Participating artists, art mediators: Ronja Timmer

MITTELSTUFENSCHULE DICHTERVIERTEL WIESBADEN
Period: February to July 2022, 1x per week
Participants: approx. 20 students
Participating artists, dance mediators: Sibylle, Magel and Mareike Buchmann.

Both projects worked on the topic: How much ME is in WE?

Many young people are currently very active politically. Movements like "Fridays for Future", "Black Lives Matter" or "Me Too" are also accompanied mainly by young people. They are demonstrating and expressing their opinions publicly and visibly. At the same time, young people themselves are in a period of personal transformation and change. Inside - both consciously and subconsciously - questions arise such as: What makes me me? Where do I belong? Am I part of this group or what it represents? How much ME is there in the WE? The mixing of outside and inside is hardly represented in any other young art form as strongly as in the genre of poetry slam (Kate Tempest/UK), urban performance dance (Muhammed Kaltuk/CH) or in verbal dance theater (Pina Bausch). Together with the students and teachers we will discuss in dialogue about different signatures of choreographers from the contemporary scene. We will examine them for personal and collective themes, associative images, body forms and similarities in movement language. In practice we will collect performative words, transfer "images" into forms, ascribe movement qualities to them and translate them into movements.

 

IGS HERDER FRANKFURT
Participants: a total of 40 students from the 7th & 8th grade.
Period: September 2022 - June 2023
Participating artists, art mediators: Ewelina Zielonka, Hannah Dewor + 1 musician

In the school year 2022/23, 7th and 8th grade students of IGS Herder are invited to explore diverse dance expressions based on the concept of "rhythm". The proposed project will particularly focus on interfaces between urban dance techniques and contemporary dance practices. Under the artistic direction of dancers Ewelina Zielonka and Hannah Dewor, the students will work together once a week. The work will take place at the IGS Herder and the Mousonturm. In this way, the courses will come into contact with a professional dance structure and experience themselves as a creative force in various contexts. In several stages, the students will be introduced to the topic of "rhythm" and various dance forms. The young people's own dance knowledge is integrated. In the second step, "rhythm" is then transferred as an analytical tool to other contexts, such as everyday movements, which are then played with again in a choreographic-structuring way. In the course of the year, the students are equipped with more and more dance-choreographic tools and are increasingly encouraged to develop their own movement visions.

BERNHARD-ADELUNG SCHULE IN DARMSTADT
Period: Class 1: 1st semester September 2021 - July 2022, 1x per week.
Participants: 40 students, 20 young people per class, 6th grade in a class group
Participating artists, dance facilitators: Britta Schönbrunn and Mareike Menke

MITTELSTUFENSCHULE DICHTERVIERTEL WIESBADEN
Period: February to July 2022, 1x per week
Participants: approx. 20 students
Participating artists*, dance facilitators: Sibylle, Magel and Loulia Kokkokiou.

Both projects worked on the theme: "BODY-DRESS-CODE" - body and space/body and costumes "Body-Dress-Code" is dedicated to the relationship between clothes, body and perception. 3 classes from two schools investigate how clothing connects or separates us, how it can embody or change an opinion or an identity. The dance work with stage costumes is the starting point and enables the children to approach their everyday life from an artistic distance and to take an unbiased look at everyday clothing and the attributions associated with it. How can we offer a safe, Corona-ready format in schools? In the course of the diverse experiences of the unusual last year, we have learned to teach dance even with distance and restrictions and are able to work with students in both analog and digital formats. In order to create further planning security for all we would like to work with fixed class groups for these projects. If necessary, we can divide the group into two and also work hybrid in this form.

 

IGS HERDER FRANKFURT
Period: within the framework of morning classes, 30 weeks each, September 2021 - July 2022, 1x a week
Participants: a total of 46 students from the 7th & 8th grades
Participating artists, art mediators: Ewelina Zielonka, Hannah Dewor

In the school year 2021/22, the students of the project will learn methods of contemporary dance and approach the topic of body images through the motif of superheroes. Through the medium of dance, they will learn to critically reflect on normative ideas of the body and to counter them with their own diverse articulations of the body. Two dance artists will accompany the children and, at the end, develop a space-consuming installation with them. The project will be guided by the question of how wishful thinking about superheroine bodies and the bodies that are actually available can be brought together. Through the themes of "superheroes" and the orientation towards playful formats such as Escape Rooms, the dance work will be linked even more strongly than in previous projects with the extracurricular life worlds of the students.

JAWLENSKY SCHULE, WIESBADEN
Period: 1x a week
Number of participants: 25-28 young people, 7th grade
Participating artists, art mediators: Sibylle, Magel, Jungyeon Kim

BERNHARD-ADELUNG-SCHULE, DARMSTADT
Period: September 2020 to June 2021, 1x weekly
2 half-year projects, 50 students, 6th grade, 25 young people per group
Participating artists, art mediators: Amelia Uzategui, Shiva Amiri

Both projects worked on the theme: MY SPEAKING BODY

"Listening to our Body more than telling it what to do" is how Ohad Naharin described his search for new ideas for a dance piece in 2013. The dance in schools project My speaking Body would like to pick up on this and also go on a search with students from a 7th and 6th grade class, following Naharin's language of movement: The starting point is the idea that everything is already there and waiting to be discovered. The goals of this project are to teach the children and young people that the physical experience of dance is valuable in itself and that the transferability of approaches to other learning processes is possible. In order to inspire and motivate the students, an intensive cooperation with the Hessisches Staatsballett takes place, which will rehearse and perform the piece Kamuyot by Ohad Naharin in the season 2020/21. What is special about Kamuyot is that it breaks down the traditional barrier between stage and auditorium and creates a shared experience between dancers and non-dancers. In this way, they will be able to engage in direct exchange with professional dance practitioners about their newly acquired body languages, which they themselves have explored during their time at the school. Accordingly, not only rehearsal and performance visits are planned, but also direct meetings of verbal and possibly also dance exchange with the ballet ensemble.

 

IGS HERDER, FRANKFURT
Participants: 46 students, 23 young people per group
Period: September 2020 - June 2021
Participating artists, art mediators: Ewelina Zielonka, Hannah Dewor

A different kind of encounter between art and school! With "Dancing Over", the Mousonturm invites two cultural practice courses of the IGS Herder to become residents at the Künstler*innenhaus and to relocate their classes to one of the rehearsal stages. The project aims to activate the artistic self-empowerment of the students by accentuating the physical aspects of dance. The dance artists Ewelina Zielonka and Hannah Dewor will take on the role of mentors. The starting point will be the students' existing body knowledge. The children will first "create" a collection of everyday movements. They will be guided by fellow students who have already gained experience in previous dance projects. They are invited to share their favorite exercises. They help to develop first small choreographies from the collected everyday material. At the end of the project, the students* select the most interesting pieces and curate a dance evening that is presented. "Dancing Over" turns perspectives around. The theater transforms into a school and turns students into choreographers and teachers.

IGS HERDER, FRANKFURT
Period: school year 2019/20 every Friday 8.15-9.45 a.m.
Participants: 22 students of the 7th grade
Project management: Ewelena Zielonka, Hannah Dewor

22 students of the 7th IGS Herder year meet on Fridays at 8:15 am to learn how to use movement. As individuals, but also as a group.
During the energetic warm-up we learn to move together, to coordinate body parts with each other, with music and with directions. We observe what it means to focus on movement - what we already know about it and what interests us. Next, we learn about the basics of dance and being together; for example, listening to each other, paying attention to others, and creating movement together in the moment.
As we work on the presentation, we mainly ask ourselves: in what ways can we manifest our "being together" - 22 students at a time? What relationships can we create with each other through movement? What is the reason for our togetherness?

 

Period: school year 2019/20 every Friday 10.15-11.45 a.m.
Participants: 10 students of the 8th grade
Project leader: Ewelina Zielonka, Hannah Dewor

We practice insurrection (AT)

We practice standing up. Stand up, stand up, fall down, stay standing, want to stay sitting, stay lying down, slump, go off and stand in. In the school year 2019/20, the group of students of grade 8 of the IGS Herder, together with the dance artists Hannah Dewor (artistic direction) and Ewelina Zielonka (project support), will deal with the process of standing up. In the process, standing up is illuminated on a physical level as well as on a mental, idealistic level. The group will confront protest mechanisms and will negotiate and exhibit them in choreographic situations. Everyday movement sequences will be taken up and transferred piece by piece into dance movement, alienated and choreographed. During the course of the project and for the final performance, the ideas and (political) concerns of the performing students will be taken up and artistically processed. The following questions play a role: What gets you out of bed in the morning? What is worth getting up for? What is the moment when you make a cause happen, stand up for it and take to the streets?

IGS ALEXEJ VON JAWLENKSY, WIESBADEN
Period: 2.11.2018 - 8.2.2019
Participants: 15 students of the 7th grade
Project management: Jungyeon Kim / Sibylle Magel

In what is now the 8th project at IGS Alexej von Jawlensky, Jungyeon Kim and Sibylle Magel worked this time with 15 volunteer students of grade 7 on the topic of "thresholds". In the preliminary work, we dealt with the following questions in addition to dance-technical and compositional tools: Which thresholds do we know in everyday life, which important thresholds have there already been in our lives? What feelings do we experience in front of the threshold, on the threshold, behind it? How is this expressed in movement? The students additionally worked on the theme with a material/object: ribbons about 4-5 meters long, with which they repeatedly created new spaces and situations.
The five performances on March 7 and 8, 2019 took place in front of parents, teaching staff and fellow students.

 

IGS HERDER, FRANKFURT
Period: 19.10.2018 - 5.4.2019
Participants: 22 students from the 7th grade
Project management: Hannah Dewor / Ewelina Zielonka

As part of the "Expedition into Contemporary Dance" we ask ourselves the question, what is the difference between the act of movement and the act of dance - how to bridge them? How can we become more sensitive to turn an everyday movement into a dance form? By working with small movement stories in the groups, we observe characteristics of how a form is transferred into a gesture and a gesture into dancing. We play in this area and use new aspects and compositional tools to create relationships with others using aspects of space, musicality, changing movement qualities. Students also learn to move in physical contact with each other.

IGS HERDER, FRANKFURT
Period: 01.09.2017 - 16.06.2018
Participants: 21 students of the 7th grade
Project management: Hannah Dewor

"How can I still develop a new dance style today?" is the question posed by the Dance in Schools project at the IGS Herder in the 2017/18 school year. In the subject "Cultural Practice," the students devote themselves to this question. Divided into expert groups, each group adopts a favorite style as a starting point. In this way, the group builds up vocabularies of different current dance styles and their possible historical precursors. The special feature: Participants work out any styles from and with Youtube tutorials, spooling up their personal instructor as needed, testing their skills and knowledge. The artist Hannah Dewor accompanies this learning and research process. In the last step, the expert groups dare to compose their own dance style. As a project conclusion, transcripts and own video(tutorial)s of the different styles and new compositions will be presented in addition to live dance performances.

 

WALLSCHULE FRANKFURT
Period: 17.08.2017 - 21.06.2018
Participants : 10 students of class 4 a
Project management: Sandra Baumeister-Roth

In the new project "If I were a pirate, I would..." at the Wallschule Frankfurt (school with a special focus on learning), for the first time only boys participate. The dance artist Sandra Baumeister-Roth explores together with the students how the quality of a movement can be changed through fantasy images from the world of pirates. The different possibilities of using space (the room is sometimes transformed into a ship, sometimes into a lonely island) also form a focal point. A performance is to be created with the explored movement material.

 

IGS HERDER, FRANKFURT
Period: 15.- 19.05.2017
Participants: more than 100 students of grade 6
Project management: Hannah Dewor, Wiebke Dröge and Jungyeon Kim

"Viewpoints and Perspectives" is the starting point for the "Time Zone" of the IGS Herder Schule from May 15 - 19, 2017. Each choroegrafin dedicated herself to a separate focus with two groups each: Hannah Dewor went with the students* into the field of tension of body, space and kit-like objects (sports boxes, etc.) and brought the three components into interaction with each other. Under the title "Ortsverweise" ("References to Place"), Wiebke Dröge and her groups developed movement sequences of concrete everyday situations that take place in rather private places. Jungyeon Kim explored the tension between group and individual together with the students.

 

IGS ALEXEJ VON JAWLENKSY, WIESBADEN
Period: 9.1.2017 - 24.3.2017
Participants: 12 students of the 7th grade
Project management: Jungyeon Kim / Sibylle Magel

In the sixth project at IGS Jawlensky, Jungyeon Kim and Sibylle Magel worked with 12 students* of grade 7 on the topic of clothing. How does clothing influence movement, what is my relationship to a certain piece of clothing, how can clothing create a relationship? The total of seven performances took place in front of parents, teaching staff and fellow students* on March 22-24, 2017.

 

BERNHARD-ADELUNGEN SCHULE, DARMSTADT
Period: 10.1.2017 - 13.6.2017
Participants: 23 students from the 6th grade.
Project management: Sibylle Magel

For the second time, an introduction to contemporary dance will take place for the 6th grade. The 23 students experiment in 9 double lessons with "just movements - that's not dance! But it's kind of fun" and develop small movement sequences in duos, trios and larger groups, sometimes with abstract guidelines such as form and form flow, sometimes with movement qualities in concrete images such as "in the jungle, on the junkyard" or to different music. Each unit ends with a small performance.


FREILIGRATH SCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 1.3.2017 - 14.6.2017
Participants: 12 students of the 2nd and 3rd grade.
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

The participants danced weekly as part of a voluntary dance club. The goal of the project is to teach dance as a language in which students can express themselves and interact with each other. The participants' contributions are brought together in a choreography and performed at the Theaterhaus Frankfurt. The project takes place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

 

WALLSCHULE, FRAKFURT
Period: 8.9.2016 - 29.6.2017
Participants: 12 schoolgirls between 10 and 14 years of age
Project management: Sandra Baumeister

In this project, a small dance performance on the theme of "skirts" is developed under the artistic direction of Sandra Baumeister. The students will explore through dance how skirts affect them, how they can be worn and felt, and what associations skirts trigger in them. In this way, the students will discover different movement possibilities and qualities. A small dance theater performance will be created with all the movement material explored.

FREILIGRATHSCHULE, FRANKFURT
period: 23.9.2015 - 27.1.2016
Participants: 12 students from the 3rd to 4th grades
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

In the 1st school semester 2015/2016, 12 students* from 3rd and 4th grade participated in the dance workshop. The goal of the project was to teach dance as a language for students* to express themselves and interact with each other.

Period: 10.2.2016 - 13.7.2016
Participants: 12 students from 2nd to 4th grade.
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

Once again, this project took place as part of a voluntary weekly AG and aimed to teach dance as a form of communication and expression. The contributions of the participants were combined in a choreography and performed in the Theaterhaus Frankfurt.

Both workshops took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

 

WALLSCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 1.10.2015 to 16.7.2016
Number of participants: 12 students aged 10 to 14 years old
Project management: Sandra Baumeister

Under the direction of Sandra Baumeister, an inter-school year project for middle school students began on October 1, 2015 at the Wallschule. Together they tried out different ways of expressing the theme of "time" with the body.

Period: 8.9.2016 - 29.6.2017
Participants: 12 students aged 10 to 14 years old
Project management: Sandra Baumeister

In this project, a small dance performance on the theme of "skirts" is developed under the artistic direction of Sandra Baumeister. The students explore through dance how skirts affect them, how they can be worn and felt, and what associations skirts trigger in them. Through this, the students will discover different movement possibilities and qualities. A small dance theater performance will be created with all the movement material explored.

 

IGS ALEXEJ VON JAWLENSKY, WIESBADEN
Period: 7.12.2015 to 26.2.2016
Participants: 24 students of the 7th grade
Project management: Sibylle Magel, Nira Priore Nouak

The intensive project at the IGS Alexej von Jawlensky in Wiesbaden took place between December 2015 and February 2016 under the artistic direction of Nira Priore Nouak and Sibylle Magel. The project leaders developed the project on the theme of "Borders" together with the students and the accompanying teacher. The group explored where borders exist, where personal space and one's own reach begin and end, and where geographical boundaries can be found.


IGS SÜD, FRANKFURT
Period: 6.9.2016 - 27.6.2017
Participants: 15 students from the 5th grade.
Project management: Sandra Baumeister

Under the artistic direction of Sandra Baumeister, the first project at the newly founded IGS-Süd takes place. The topic "Zu-Fall" is in the foreground and will be explored together with the students in different ways. The results will be presented at the end of the project in a jointly developed presentation.

BERNHARD-AEDLUNGEN-SCHULE, DARMSTADT
Period: 13.1.2015 - 17.3.2015 (class 6c), 9.-10.6.2015 (intensive workshop with class 5a)
Number of participants: 20 students per class
Project management: Nira Priore Nouak

Under the artistic direction of Nira Priore Nouak, the eighth and already third project took place at the Bernhard-Adelung-Schule this school year. Like the two previous projects, the intensive project with a 5th grade class was integrated into the subject KUPRA - Cultural Practice.

 

FREILIGRATH SCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 30.9.2014 - 27.1.2015
Participants: 8 students from the 2nd to 4th grade.
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

Since fall 2012, dance-in-schools projects with choreographer and dance teacher Jungyeon Kim have been taking place at Freiligrath Elementary School. In the first school semester of 2014/2015, eight students* from 2nd to 4th grade danced weekly as part of a voluntary dance club.
The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..


FREILIGRATH SCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 3.2.2015 - 21.7.2015
Participants: 12 students from grades 2 and 4.
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

The project started in the 1st school semester was continued in the 2nd school semester. 12 students danced weekly in a voluntary dance club under the guidance of dance teacher Jungyeon Kim. The individual contributions of the students were brought together in choreographic work and performed at a presentation in June at the Theaterhaus Frankfurt. Another presentation at the school took place on July 4, 2015.
The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

 

FREILIGRATH SCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 23.9.2015 - 27.1.2016
Participants: 12 students from the 3rd to 4th grade.
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

In the 1st school semester 2015/2016, 12 students from 3rd and 4th grade participated in the dance workshop led by Jungyeon Kim. The goal of the project was to teach dance as a language in which students can express themselves and interact with each other in a communicative way.
The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

 

FRIEDRICH-VON-BODELSCHWINGH-SCHULE, WIESBADEN
Period: 11.11.2014 - 13.3.2015
Participants: 9 children between 6 and 11 years of age
Project management: Sibylle Magel

From November 2014 to March 2015, a dance project with the elementary level took place at the Friedrich-von-Bodelschwingh-Schule, a school with a special focus on motor and physical development. The participants were 9 children with very different strengths and limitations, six of the children were mainly dependent on a wheelchair. The results of the project were performed at the Freie Evangelische Gemeinde on March 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. and at the Wiesbaden School Theater Days on March 11, 2015 at the Kleines Haus of the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden as part of an all-class performance by the entire school.

 

IGS ALEXEJ VON JAWLENSKY, WIESBADEN
Period: 11.5.2015 - 17.7.2015
Participants: 27 students from the 7th grade.
Project management: Nira Priore Nouak, Sibylle Magel

In the fourth project at the IGS Alexej von Jawlensky, Nira Priore Nouak and Sibylle Magel worked with 27 students from a 7th grade class on the topic of "Selfie" and dealt with the concepts of identity, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp as well as movements with and in front of the camera. A total of three presentations took place on July 15 and 16, 2015 in front of students, parents, the teaching staff and selected guests.

 

IGS HEINRICH KRAFT, FRANKFURT
Period: 30.9.2014 - 27.1.2015
Participants: 11 students from the 5th grade
Project management: Jungyeon Kim

Under the direction of dance pedagogue Jungyeon Kim, a project with students from a 5th grade class at the IGS Heinrich Kraft in the Frankfurt district of Fechenheim began at the end of September. Over the course of a school semester, the fifth graders approached contemporary dance and explored various methods.
The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

 

IGS HEINRICH KRAFT, FRANKFURT
Period: 10.2.2015 - 21.7.2015
Participants: 12 students from the 5th grade.
Project management: Jungyeon Kim

The dance teacher Jungyeon Kim continued to work with the 5th grade students in the second half of the year as part of an AG. Physical perception and coordination training were the focus of the current project.
The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..
Despite a cooperation of several years, it turned out, due to a change of room ordered by the school several times and several conversations with the school management, that unfortunately there is a lack of understanding and interest for dance at the school or that the priorities are different at this time.

 

 

IGS NORDEND, FRANKFURT
Period: 6.11.2014 - 9.7.2015
Participants: 15-25 9th grade students
Project leader: Allison Brown

In November 2014, the first dance-in-schools project began at IGS Nordend under the direction of dancer and choreographer Allison Brown. As part of the project, a project day was offered for the students in the 9th grade, where they could devote themselves entirely to the dance project. A presentation took place at the end of June at the school. The students also shot and edited a film about the project.

 

OTTO HAHN SCHULE; FRANKFURT
Period: 15.9.2014 - 2.2.2015
Participants: 20-25 students from the advanced German course
Project management: Hannah Dewor, Marialena Marouda

Dance artist Hannah Dewor and performance artist Marialena Marouda worked at Otto Hahn School for the second time. With a group of students from the upper school they dealt with scoring and rules.

 

OTTO HAHN SCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 10.2.2015 - 7.7.2015
Number of participants: 20-25 students from the advanced German course
Project management: Hannah Dewor, Marialena Marouda

In this project, dance and performance artists Hannah Dewor and Marialena Marouda worked together with students of grade 11 on the topic of failure. An internal school presentation was developed, and excerpts of the presentation were shown at the Dance in Schools Day.

 

THEO-KOCH-SCHULE, GRÜNBERG
Period: 23.2.2015 - 26.6.2015
Participants: 16 students from the 11th grade
Project management: Ekaterina Steckenborn

Under the direction of Ekaterina Steckenborn, the group researched the topic of "My spaces" with various physical tasks and contact improvisation and expanded their movement repertoire. In this way, various images on the theme of space were created. The movement material generated in this way was combined into a choreographic-scenic collage, which was presented on 15.6.2015

 

WALLSCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 15.1.2015 - 16.7.2015
Participants: 12 students aged 10-12 years old.
Project management: Sandra Baumeister

The dance-AG under the direction of Sandra Baumeister at the Wallschule was continued in the second school semester. In the dance workshop, 12 students explored the movement qualities of staccato, i.e. short, interrupted movements, and legato, i.e. connected, flowing movements. With all the researched movement material a choreography was developed and presented in the school as well as in the context of the Dance in Schools Day.
The cooperation with the Wallschule also showed the advantages of several years of collaboration. Many participants have been with the dance group for a long time. Thus, the project leader was able to quickly gain the trust of the students and draw on the experience of the "older" participants. The project was successfully concluded with a presentation.

 

DANCE-IN-SCHOOLS PROJECTS AS PART OF THE KUNSTVOLL PROGRAMM

"time dances time" (working title).
A cooperation project of Tanzlabor 21, the Wallschule, Frankfurt and the IGS Alexej von Jawlensky, Wiesbaden

As part of the "KUNSTVOLL" program of the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, two dance-in-schools projects are taking place at the Wallschule in Frankfurt and at the IGS Alexej von Jawlensky in Wiesbaden. The students learn about the art form of contemporary dance and become artists themselves by being strongly involved in the course of the project, contributing their own ideas and inventing movement sequences.

 

WALLSCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 1.10.2015 - 16.7.2016
Participants: 10 to 12 students aged 10 to 14 years old
Project management: Sandra Baumeister

Under the direction of Sandra Baumeister, an inter-school year project for middle school students began on October 1, 2015 at the Wallschule. The content of the project deals with the topic of time. Together they try out different ways of expressing time with the body.

 

IGS ALEXEJ VON JAWLENSKY
Period: 7.12.2015 - 26.2.2016
Participants: 24 students of the 7th grade
Project management: Sibylle Magel, Nira Priore Nouak

The intensive project at the IGS Alexej von Jawlensky in Wiesbaden takes place between December 2015 and February 2016 under the artistic direction of Nira Priore Nouak and Sibylle Magel. The project leaders develop the project on the theme of "Borders" together with the students and the accompanying teacher. The group explores where borders exist, where personal space and one's own reach begin and end, or where geographical borders can be found.

BERNHARD-ADELUNGEN-SCHULE, DARMSTADT
Period: 30.08. to 13.11.2013 (class 6c), 27.11.2013 to 19.02.2014 (class 6d)
Participants: 25 students of class 6c and 20 students of class 6d
Project leader: Nira Priore Nouak

After the success of the first dance-in-schools project at Bernhard-Adelung-Schule, a new project with 25 students of class 6c ran from 30.08. to 13.11.2013. Another project with class 6d started on 27.11.2013 and runs until 19.02.2014. The projects were and are led by the dancer and dance teacher Nira Priore Nouak.

Period: 28.02. to 11.04.2014 (5b), 09.05. to 18.07.2014 (5a).
Participants: 20 students each from two 5th grades
Project leader: Nira Priore Nouak

The dance teacher Nira Priore Nouak worked again with the support of the teachers Nadine Armbrust and Eva Busch with two classes at the Bernhard-Adelung-Schule in Darmstadt. The projects were integrated into the subject KUPRA - Cultural Practice and the work was process-oriented, meaning that the participants had the opportunity to explore and experiment with small films, concepts and movements from contemporary dance.

Period: 16.09. to 16.12.2014 (class 6d), 13.01. to 17.03.2015 (class 6c), 17.04. to 10.07.2015 (class 5a).
Participants: 20 students per class
Project leader: Nira Priore Nouak

Under the direction of Nira Priore Nouak the already sixth project at the Bernhard-Adelung-Schule was finished with a small school-internal performance, two more projects are planned for the second school semester. The projects were integrated into the subject KUPRA - Cultural Practice. The work was process-oriented, giving the participants the opportunity to explore and experiment with small films, concepts and movements from contemporary dance.

 

FREILIGRATH ELEMENTARY SCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 14.09.2013 to 28.01.2014
Participants: 14 2nd and 3rd grade students
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

Since fall 2012, dance-in-schools projects with choreographer and dance teacher Jungyeon Kim and teacher Margret Grätz have been taking place at Freiligrath Elementary School. Twelve 2nd and 3rd grade students worked weekly as part of a voluntarily chosen dance AG. Each class session lasted 90 minutes, during which students learned about rhythmic games, explored movements of different coordinates and dynamics, worked on their kinetic sense through strengthening, stretching, and balancing, and discovered their physical expressiveness through interactive and/or imaginative movement tasks. Students were encouraged to master tasks through repetition and to take on challenges from new and changing movement forms and tasks. In this regard, music, images, props, imagination as well as playful structures provided stimuli during the course of the lessons. In addition, presentation situations were regularly brought about in which the students were encouraged to be confident and disciplined as performers and attentive and encouraging as spectators.
The students in the dance workshop worked primarily physically, thus the workshop gave the students the opportunity to discover and interact with each other. They were given the time they needed to open up to each other. The behavior of the seven and eight year old students showed that they prefer to work with someone who looks and feels like themselves, which led to shyness and reticence in some students. This shows how important it is to convey openness and acceptance through the medium of dance. The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

Period: 04.02. to 15.07.2014
Participants: 12 students from the 2nd and 3rd school year.
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

The cooperation with Freiligrath Elementary School took place for the third year in a row under the direction of dance teacher and dancer Jungyeon Kim and teacher Margret Grätz. During the project, the children learned about dance as a language with which they can express themselves and interact with others. The sessions included exercises related to focusing on breathing, stretching, strengthening, balance, and coordination. The students* enjoyed repeating structured exercises and were able to connect them better each time. Anatomical information, visual images of the spine and other bone structures, and guided exploration of their own bodies helped students* get a better feel for their bodies. The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

Period: 30.09.2014 to 27.01.2015
Participants: 10-12 students of grades 2 and 3
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

Since fall 2012, dance-in-schools projects with choreographer and dance teacher Jungyeon Kim and teacher Margret Grätz have been taking place at Freiligrath Elementary School. In this school semester, 8 students from the 2nd to 4th grade dance weekly as part of a voluntary dance club.
In addition to rhythmic play and motor exercises, the focus this semester has been on dance creative exploration with the students. Each individual class focused on a new topic from dance vocabularies - body parts, varying shapes, locomotion, directions, planes, etc. Each topic was approached with a guiding question for the students to follow. Thereupon, the students were further familiarized with the selected topic through instruction in movements and through observation and verbalization.
This exploration process resulted mostly in movement sequences that were independently determined by the students and could be performed in front of the group in an affirmative-supportive atmosphere.
The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

 

FRIEDRICH-VON-BODELSCHWINGH-SCHOOL, WIESBADEN
Period: 11.11.2014 until 13.03.2015
Participants: 5-6 children between 6 and 11 years old
Project leader: Sibylle Magel

In November 2014, under the direction of dance pedagogue Sibylle Magel, a project began at the Friedrich von Bodelschwingh School in Wiesbaden with a group of children with more or less severe motor and mental impairments from the 1st to 4th grades.

 

GEORG-BÜCHNER-SCHOOL, FRANKFURT
Period: 18.02. to 22.07.2014
Participants: 24 pupils from the 9th grade
Project leader: Nina Piulats Finger

This year, for the first time, a dance-in-schools project took place at Frankfurt's Georg Büchner School (IGS), in which dance teacher Nina Piulats Finger worked with teacher Isabella Galys and a group of 24 students*. The project ran within the subject of physical education of a 9th grade class. Since the project time was limited, the weekly meetings aimed to familiarize the girls with a basic vocabulary of movement and dance and to engage with it. The focus was on a shared exploration of body and space based on a created sequence of movements. The students developed their own dance piece based on various criteria of transformation and reorganization. By adding improvisation tasks, exercises in perception, interaction and group dynamics, the students explored their possibilities and limits.

 

HOSTATOSCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 18.02. to 22.07.2014
Participants: 7 students from 3rd to 6th grade
Project leader: Allison Brown

Under the title "Dancing Superheroes", the dancer and dance teacher Allison Brown worked with the social worker Noura Taibi and a group of 7 pupils* in a dance workshop. The group asked themselves the questions: What is my favorite activity? What can we all do with our bodies? And what can I do especially well with my body?

 

IGS HEINRICH KRAFT, FRANKFURT
Period: 27.09.2013 to 07.02.2014
Participants: 22 students from two 6th grades
Project leader: Hannah Dewor

In the 2013/14 school semester, two projects began simultaneously in two grades 6 classes at the Heinrich Kraft School in Fechenheim. Under the artistic direction of Hannah Dewor and the support of the supervising teacher Christoph Anders, both groups initially worked on the same movement principles and materials. Steps were put together through temporal and spatial variations to form initial compositions and choreographic building blocks. Based on the specifically presented execution and the countless variations of the steps, the students also learned about differences between contemporary and urban movement forms such as street dance.
Improvisational tasks allowed the students to discover their inclinations in terms of movement and their dance skills. Depending on how a group dealt with the offered improvisational and compositional tasks, the further course of the project was different. Thus, the goal of both projects was not only to give the students an insight into different forms of dance and movement, but also to highlight their versatility in dealing with the same tasks, thus demonstrating the character of creative processes. A public or in-school performance was not planned. The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

Period: 21.02. to 25.07.2014
Participants: 7 boys and 5 girls from class 6c
Project leader: Hannah Dewor

The dance pedagogue Hannah Dewor worked again with the teacher Christoph Anders with a sixth grade class from the Heinrich-Kraft-Schule in Frankfurt. The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

Period: 30.09.2014 to 27.01.2015
Participants: 11 students from the 5th grade
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

Under the direction of dance pedagogue Jungyeon Kim in September 2014 a project with pupils*innen of a 5th grade at the IGS Heinrich Kraft in the Frankfurt district Fechenheim. Over the course of a school semester, the fifth graders approached contemporary dance and explored various methods.
The project took place in cooperation with Kunst für Kinder e.V..

 

IGS NORDEND, FRANKFURT
Period: 06.11.2014 to 16.07.2015
Participants: 15-25 students in the 9th grade
Project leader: Allison Brown

In November 2014, the first dance-in-schools project began at IGS Nordend under the direction of dancer and choreographer Allison Brown and teacher Carla Leesker. As part of the project, 9th grade students are offered Thursdays as a project day, which they can devote entirely to the dance project.

 

MARIENSCHULE, OFFENBACH
Period: 17, 18, 21 and 22.07.2014.
Participants: 10 schoolgirls between 16 and 18 years old
Project leader: Jungyeon Kim

The dance teacher Jungyeon Kim worked together with two teachers in an intensive workshop with a group of 10 schoolgirls. Titled "Three Days of Fluxus: Project Week with Intermedia Performance," the group explored contemporary dance and improvisation, working with fragments of sound and text as well as simple materials such as wrapping paper, twine, and tape, each of which the participants used to make their own costumes. On the fourth day of the workshop, there was a performance.

 

OTTO-HAHN-SCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 10.02. to 07.07.2014
Participants: approx. 15 to 20 students from the 5th grade
Project leaders: Hannah Dewor, Marialena Marouda

The dancer and dance teacher Hannah Dewor and the performance artist Marialena Marouda worked together with the teachers Heiner Geerlings and Lothar Höller on a project that took place for the students* as an alternative to the choir lesson. The project aimed to adopt elementary principles of jazz music as leitmotifs for working with movement, body and voice. The students designed choreographic exercises and rhythmic games that allowed them to physically experience the basic building blocks of jazz. The children continued to think about and develop the proposed games themselves. Movement was first introduced into the game as audible movement, as the production of rhythm and music with their own bodies as body percussion. With the help of a warm-up and exercises on space and movement design and with small choreographic building blocks, the students learned basic elements of dance. The introduction of the voice through scatting, rapping, or group voice building exercises was also important. Simple tools were used to create a shared space with a playful framework in which each child could enter and feel comfortable with their own experiences, knowledge, and movement vocabulary.

Period: 15.09.2014 until 02.02.2015
Participants: 20-25 students from the advanced German course
Project leaders: Hannah Dewor, Marialena Marouda

Dance artist Hannah Dewor and performance artist Marialena Marouda are working at Otto Hahn School for the second time. This time they are working with a group from the upper school on the topic of scoring and rule sets, be they scores for life, for everyday life or for performance. Life experiences and the resulting wisdom are to be tested for their suitability by transferring them to the body and into movement principles. One's own will and subordination are explored in group scores and playfully tested for their scope.

 

THEO-KOCH-SCHULE, GRÜNBERG
Period: 21.07 to 24.07.2014
Participants: 8 students from grade 12 and 13 students from the DAZ class, aged 10 to 17 years
Project leader: Ekaterina Steckenborn

During the project led by dance pedagogue Ekaterina Steckenborn and an accompanying teacher, students from a DAZ class (German as a second language) were able to benefit from the experiences of the eight participating students from the dance theater class who were involved in the project "Das hat mich umgehauen" (That blew me away) in the 1st half of 2014. With simple exercises and creative impulses, movement material was generated and shaped into a performance. After initial searching and experimenting, the following aspects were used for the performance: perceiving oneself and others, foreign language, space or spaces (schoolyard), children's games (Ochs am Berg), encounters with others, folk dance and hip-hop elements. The joint work not only had an integrative artistic character, but was also characterized by an intercultural exchange, which was profitable for both sides and once again showed that learning together and working creatively are possible even without perfect German skills of all participants.

 

WALLSCHULE, FRANKFURT
Period: 16.01. to 24.07.2014
Participants: 10-12 students aged 8-12 years old
Project leader: Sandra Baumeister

In what is now the seventh dance-in-schools project at the Wallschule, dance pedagogue Sandra Baumeister once again worked with teacher Daniela Busch.
Spring and the first rays of sunshine that bring nature to awaken served as a movement idea to "wake up" the different parts of the body and to experiment with opening and closing movements. In each lesson, the project leader presented a body part and the students explored it in partner exercises. Afterwards, the movement possibilities of this body part were related to the focus on "opening and closing" and extended through dance exercises. Certain movement sequences were gradually connected to form a dance sequence, which the students then demonstrated. Children who started the project very closed were able to express their movement possibilities more freely at the end.

Period: 18.09.2014 to 18.12.2014
Participants: 10-12 pupils aged 10-12 years old
Project leader: Sandra Baumeister

In September 2014, a dance workshop under the direction of Sandra Baumeister started again at the Wallschule. This time the focus was on working with moving pictures, photos and materials as inspiration for movement. The pictures provided a lot of information about form, dynamics, time and space and thus generated new images in the students, which they could then translate into movement. At the beginning of the lesson, the students talked about the different images and materials used in class and shared their own sensations, impressions and associations. The material shown thus became a new more personal image, the "second look". How do autumn leaves move in the wind, what do I feel, what do I see and how can I dance my new image are questions that were addressed. The different materials inspired the students to experiment with shapes and dynamics and to find new ways of moving.



COOPERATIONS

In the 2019/20 season, the Dance in Schools program of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main is cooperating with the project SCHOOL IS DANCING of the Centre for Choreographic Development SE.S.TA. The aim is to promote exchange between the programs as well as the dance artists involved.
With the kind support of the German-Czech Future Fund.

SCHOOL IS DANCING SEMINAR

Tanzplattform Rhein-Main took over the coordination in Germany for a seminar organized by SE.S.TA from October 27 to 30, 2019 at the castle Žďár nad Sázavou (CZ). Six artists from the Rhine-Main area worked there together with colleagues from the Czech Republic. Experiences were exchanged and practical work was done on site with a group of children. The aim was to actively involve children in the creative process and to support indirect learning outcomes: the improvement of social skills, teamwork, self-confidence, self-awareness and the improvement of the understanding of contemporary dance. The seminar was led by a lecturer from Germany and a facilitator from the Czech Republic.

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