BA Dance, Context, Choreography

The Bachelor of Arts Dance, Context, Choreography course offers a practice-oriented education in six semesters. The objective is to develop artistic work in the field of choreographic theory and practice.

The course offers students the opportunity to educate and prepare themselves for an artistic and creative activity in the field of contemporary dance/choreography. The programme is realized in close interaction with practitioners from Berlin’s artistic context and in cooperation with the HZT’s MA courses and international guest teachers.

The curriculum’s core is a structure made up of intensive block seminars taught by local and international artists and theoreticians; this structure is continually accompanied by a team of teachers and the HZT administration.

A strong focus of the course is placed on the students’ own artistic goals in student project work; this emphasis challenges students to find an experimental approach to dance and choreography.

The documentation and discussion of students’ artistic projects in groups is an integral element of the curriculum: preparing, analyzing and documenting material taught in block seminars and rehearsing the respective roles* in creating artistic works. Thus an understanding of artistic work’s multifarious, complex relationships of meaning, politics and social or economic contexts is trained. (*e.g., performer, director, choreographer, dramaturge, producer, critic.)

The course calls for students to work independently on artistic and theoretical projects, to take on responsibility for project work in groups and to cooperate in shaping their curriculum.

The degree course’s objective is to educate artists who can articulate and realize their own ideas and understanding of dance as an art form and to thereby provoke new impulses in this constantly changing artistic environment.