In this workshop we will look at how space affects the relationship of the solo bodymind to the ensemble mind body through the lens of Ensemble Thinking. Ensemble Thinking (ET) is a system of collaborative group performance practices. These compositional exercises refine the individual’s ability to perceive, initiate, and support collective action. ET’s conceptual nature allows for equality of access regardless of background, aesthetics, or physical capabilities. Ensemble Thinking was initially developed in 1994 by Lower Left founder Nina Martin. Andrew has been helping develop the material since 2001. The principles of ET help the performer focus on different elements of the moment: facing, level, movement, number, stillness, timing, space, focus, line, shape, etc. Heightened awareness allows for greater facility and nuance in these elements as tools of creation and lenses of perception. We will start with examining the possibilities within the solo body, transitioning to how the solo operates in relation to the group. This workshop is for dancers, actors, musicians, who are interested in increasing their kinetic awareness of the ensemble and solo in performance. facilitated by Lower Left artist Andrew Wass sliding scale: 75-100€ 2 for 1 HZT student deal register: Saturday and Sunday, February 1 and February 2, 2020 Saal 3 Dock 11 Kastanienallee 79 10435 Berlin By experimenting with aleatoric, improvisational, and indeterminate processes, Andrew Wass formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious processes of composition that are the generative source of much of his works. Influenced heavily by his undergraduate studies of Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, Andrew works by creating a defined, almost crystalline palette in order to generate a myriad of possibilities. The possibilities are reduced and concentrated in the moments of execution and reception. A member of the Lower Left Performance Collective since 2001, he has taught at universities, festivals, and theaters throughout Europe, the United States, and Japan. Wass has performed with CI luminaries such as Nina Martin, Ray Chung, Scott Wells, Jess Curtis, and Nancy Stark Smith. His performance work has been shown in San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Marfa, Tijuana, Berlin, Tokyo, Geneva, Basel, and New York. Currently he is pursuing his PHD in Dance through Texas Woman's University.
geposted am: 16.01.2020 / 11:14 Zielgruppe: Studierende (m/w/d) Rubrik: Workshop

Seen By #14: Imprinted Matters (23rd of April to 24 of May), curated by Nina Prader, aims to build a temporary ephemera reading room and printed matter library environment, a safer space for learning, caring, community and contemplation to unplug, reload, and connect.

Printed matters are material and immaterial documents from a staple-bound booklet, poster, mail art, postcard, photographic archive, collection of sketches, fanzine, receipts, queer-feminist manifestos, auto-bio comics, photo-zines, risograph pamphlets, artist books but not limited to alternative recording modes digital, performative, choreographic or in print. Gentle gestures, rants, vents, wannabe and real revolutions, erotic excursions…It is the rawest and most real form a story or opinion can document itself.

This open call is also for performances in conversation with documentation from photography, print, notation, imprinting the body, choreography, technologies, and storytelling. We are looking for printed matters and subject matters relating to intersectional matters but not limited to:
Care X Identity X Surveillance X Gender X Race X Class X Sexuality X Age X Religion X Language X Codes X Heritage X Subculture X Education X Decolonization

• Please, send a small PDF to, subject line: Imprinted Matter
• Contact Information: e-mail, telephone, address
• Short paragraph about yourself + Website/Instagram (500 characters with spaces max.)
• Short paragraph about publication/ printed matter and/or performance (500 characters with spaces max.)
• Photo documentation of publication/performance: 1-3 images


geposted am: 13.01.2020 / 11:32 Zielgruppe: Alle Rubrik: Ausschreibung

The dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests is looking for a contemporary male dancer at the earliest possible date.
With up to 80 performances a year all over the world Sasha Waltz & Guests is one of the most successful international enterprises within the cultural sector. For the dance piece »Allee der Kosmonauten« by Sasha Waltz (premiere: 1996) Sasha Waltz & Guests is looking for a long-term cast for one of the six dancers.

• degree of dancing and / or longtime experience on stage
• good skills of playing an accordion and playing experience
• willingness of participation in worldwide travels and performances
• open minded and communicative personality with strong capacity for teamwork
• absolute reliability and independent in working
• good verbal language skills in English (German skills are of advantage)

We are looking forward to your written application until the 31st of January 2020.
Please direct your documents (CV plus audio sample, photos and current viewing material) to:

Sasha Waltz & Guests
Theresa Boock
Sophienstraße 3, 10178 Berlin
or via mail to:

The application of people with migrant background is welcome, as far as the qualifications for employment are fulfilled. It is only possible to return the documents, if there is a sufficient postage. Unfortunately it is not possible to refund any travel costs.

geposted am: 06.01.2020 / 13:53 Zielgruppe: Alle Rubrik: Ausschreibung
Dear all! This is an open call for the alumni module in our A.PART-Festival at ada Studio that assembles the former “S.o.S. - Students on Stage”-Festival and the “Alumni.Tanz.Berlin”-Festival under one umbrella. The alumni module of A.PART creates a platform for alumni of the Berlin schools for contemporary dance (BDI, Dance Intensive Program/Tanzfabrik Berlin, DANCEWORKS berlin, ETAGE, HZT, Tanzakademie balance 1, etc) and aims at the presentation of works created by alumni as well as at the support of the creative process. We are looking for maximum 6 proposals for the creation of a work that will be presented in the A.PART-Festival in the time frame May 9-17, 2020. Please read the OPEN CALL with further information. Warm regards, Diethild Meier & Julek Kreutzer A:PART Festival for contemporary dance students and alumni May 9-17, 2020 Curated by Julek Kreutzer & Diethild Meier
geposted am: 06.01.2020 / 12:52 Zielgruppe: Alle Rubrik: Ausschreibung

Invitation to a series of 8 lab sessions about authentic movement, physical research and contact.

The Touch as gesture, of offering, receiving, communicating.
The Touch, as a tool for acknowledgment and recognition.
The Touch as a playful tool to meet and connect with respect and awareness.

Exploring the different qualities that each specific touch carries, this lab tries to observe and refine the consciousness and movement possibilities of the body. How can different textures, dynamics and durations be played with, and possibly raise the awareness of our own body-systems?
I want to invite the participants to share their ideas and curiosity and to use this time as a platform to propose and explore their vision.

Location: Campus HfS Ernst Busch, Zinnowitzer Str. 11, 10115 Berlin
08.01.20, 18:00 - 3.30
13.01.20, 18:00 - 3.30
20.01.20, 18:00 - 3.40
27.01.20, 18:00 - 3.30
03.02.20, 18:00 - 3.30
10.02.20, 18:00 - 3.30
17.02.20, 16:00 - 3.30
19.02.20, 16:00 - 3.40

geposted am: 06.01.2020 / 11:07 Zielgruppe: Alle Rubrik: Veranstaltung

Dear HZT network and all you dreamhouse fairies,
I'm looking for a place to live. 350€ total (warm). Not far from Uferstudios in Wedding would be ideal but not necessary. Please feel free to forward the message if you have smth in mind.
Thank you all in advance.

---Wishlist for the long-term home...
- Living with one other person or more...separate, individual rooms OR living solo
- Within the S-bahn ring
- Registration possibility
- Sunlight that comes in or bright rooms...not dark places-a rather quiet place would be also ideal but I prefer the noise of a street rather than that from a neighbor
- No pets preferred (I'm unfortunately allergic) & non-smoking

More About Me: I'm currently a SODA student coming from Greece. I'm clean, tidy, gemini, rather discreet guy with a love on plants (and I have many)...I've been living alone but in an apartment full of restrictions that I can not  exactly call home..The situation is not super urgent so if smth is available the next month(s) it can also be an option!

geposted am: 08.11.2019 / 8:02 Zielgruppe: Alle Rubrik: Wohnen
The Program of this workshop is highly practical and designed to fully immerse students in learning movement, coaching and actor training. The pace of this one-week workshop is very demanding and students should be prepared to live, eat and breathe movement for the entire duration of the course. The workshop is a full-time program, designed as a lab with practical sessions, lectures and discussion forums. The workshop offers a stimulating environment in which students are able to develop their movement directing skills, practice, and expertise in a short amount of time. Students may expect to encounter different movement and directing techniques varying from the principles of traditional theatres to modern approaches. Practical sessions are designed to enhance skills as both a movement teacher and movement director. All students enrolling in the intensive One-Week Movement Directing Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying and perfecting the craft. Dates available for participation: 22 - 29 November, 2019 - Austria 9 - 14 January, 2020 - Germany 24 - 31 January, 2020 - Austria 9 - 14 April, 2020 - Germany 24 – 30 April, 2020 - Austria 9 - 14 July, 2020 - Germany 24 – 30 July, 2020 - Austria 20 - 26 August, 2020 - Germany Website: Admission: Request Info:
geposted am: 05.10.2019 / 10:38 Zielgruppe: Alle Rubrik: Workshop