Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

The HZT Berlin provides a practice led and research driven education in contemporary dance, choreography and performance. Close connection between academic education and professional artistic practice characterizes the courses which offer an experimental approach to study, combine practice-led artistic and research driven education, and practical career guidance. Nurturing individual artistic development, the contextualisation and critical reflexion of art and art practice are integral components of the curricula. Focus is placed on creatively and critically addressing what dance, performance and choreography are and can be as art forms, in today’s diverse social and cultural environments.

The HZT Berlin offers three study courses:

The HZT is located at the Campus Uferstudios in Berlin Wedding and the Campus Zinnowitzer Straße in Berlin Mitte. The Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin is the joint responsibility of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch (HfS) in cooperation with TanzRaumBerlin, a network of the professional dance scene.

Founded in 2006 the HZT Berlin commenced as a pilot project within the framework of the federal cultural initiative Tanzplan Deutschland. From 2010 onwards it has been incorporated within the institutional university framework.

MEMBERS OF HZT VORSTAND 

  • Christiane Linsel (Rektorin HfS)
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz (Präsident UdK)
  • Christiane Linsel (Kanzlerin der HfS)
  • Dr. Ulrike Prechtl-Fröhlich (Kanzlerin UdK)

Advisory members with speech and petition right

  • Prof. Nik Haffner (Artistic Director)
  • Silke Bake, Kareth Schaffer (TanzRaumBerlin Netzwerk)

 

MEMBERS OF HZT COUNCIL

Group 1

  • Prof. Wanda Golonka
  • Prof. Nik Haffner
  • Prof. Janez Janša
  • Prof. Dr. Sandra Umathum

Group 2

  • Frauke Havemann
  • Rep. Klaus Janek

Group 3

  • N.N.
  • Rep. N.N.

Group 4

  • Eva-Maria Hoerster
  • Rep. Nikola Pieper

Advisory members with speech and petition right

  • Holger Zebu Kluth (Rektor HfS)
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz (Präsident UdK)
  • Christiane Linsel (Kanzlerin der HfS)
  • Dr. Ulrike Prechtl-Fröhlich (Kanzlerin UdK)
  • TanzRaumBerlin Netzwerk: Silke Bake, Kareth Schaffer
  • Women's representative UdK: Kerstin Iskra, Rep. Aybüke Kara
  • Women's representative HfS: Vanessa Wozny
  • Christina Zhu (AStA UdK), N.N. (ASta HfS)

 

HZT EXPERT COMMITTEE 

The international Expert Committee gives recommendations in structural issues or questions of content. At this point the following persons are members of the HZT Expert Committee:

  • Efva Lilja, Choreographer, Researcher, Stockholm
  • Prof. Dr. Annemarie Matzke, University of Hildesheim
  • Meg Stuart, Choreographer/ Berlin
  • N.N.
     

HZT EXAMINATION BOARD
According to the decision of the HZT Council of 21.04.2021, the examination board is composed as follows:

(a) Examination board BA "Dance, Context, Choreography"

Group 1

  • Prof. Janez Janša, head of board
  • Prof. Dr. Sandra Umathum
  • Prof. Wanda Golonka
  • Rep. Prof. Dr. Sandra Noeth

Group 2

  • Britta Wirthmüller
  • Sophia New

Group 3

  • Michela Filzi (SODA since Oct. 2019)
  • Rep. Armin Hokmi (SODA since Oct. 2019)

(b) Examination board MA "Choreography"

Group 1

  • Prof. Dr. Sandra Umathum. head of board
  • Prof. Wanda Golonka
  • Prof. Janez Janša 
  • Rep. Prof. Dr. Sandra Noeth

Group 2

  • Dr. Christiane Berger
  • Rep. Prof. Ingo Reulecke

Group 3

  • N. N. (BA )
  • Rep. N.N. (BA)

(c) Examination board MA "SODA Solo / Dance/ Authorship"

Group 1

  • Prof. Wanda Golonka, head of board
  • Prof. Janez Janša
  • Prof. Dr. Sandra Umathum
  • Rep. Prof. Dr. Sandra Noeth

Group 2

  • Sophia New
  • Rep. Prof. Ingo Reulecke

Group 3

  • Akemi Nagao (MAC since Okt. 2019)
  • Rep. Dominique Tegho (MAC since Okt. 2020)


HZT STUDENT COUNCIL

  • Therese Bendjus
  • Aleksandra Petrushevska
  • Michaela Bangemann
  • Gareth Okan
  • Johanna Ryynänen


STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES AT HZT TEAM MEETING 

HZT team meetings do not currently take place. The student representatives of the three programmes are invited to attend the HZT Council meeting (public part) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

BA Dance, Context, Choreography

  • Alejandro Gonzales

MA Solo/Dance/Authorship

  • Michaela Filzi (SODA)

maChoreography

  • Hannah Schilling (MAC)