Juggling and movement - summer course

Juggling and movement - course

This course is for you who wish to broaden your knowledge of movement in relation to your juggling.

The aim of this course is to analyze the relationship between juggling and movement and how it translates into practice.

Classes will deal with various aspects of movement and juggling, movement awareness and clarity as well as various choreographic processes.

The course places emphasis on the practical work on juggling, movement and the wider artistic process.

The course is for you that is already proficient juggler.

Please note that the course is held in Bochum, Germany.

Course director

Benjamin Richter is an artist and director from Berlin. Since 1995 he has worked as a director and mentor to circus artists, dancers, actors, musicians and other performers. He supports professional artists with technique, choreography and artistic research. Benjamin has been awarded prizes for several of his productions. As an artist, he has toured all over the world with Gandini Juggling and his own company Taktil. Read more about Benjamin Richter here.

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    The course is 5 weeks full time and will consist of around 3-4 weeks of classes and some independent work. The course will be conducted in English.

    Exact schedule and location for the classes will be presented later.


    All classes will be held in Bochum, Germany.

    The course will be held at Open Space, Bessemerstraße 85.

    Read more on Open Space here: www.openspace.ruhr

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement for studies at the first cycle with the exeption of Svenska 1,2,3 and Engelska 6.

    Specific entry requirement: 15 credits in circus with focus on juggling or the equivalent

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

  • Valuable prior knowledge

    Except for the special entry requirements for being accepted to the course, it is valuable if you have other prior skills, such as experience in dance, acrobatics, physical theatre or other movement based practices. Your ability to physically express, portray and improvise will help you. You need to have a developed juggling practice. You should have an interest in wanting to explore how your practice can be enriched by a more movement based approach.

  • How to apply

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    Apply to the course via universityadmissions.se

    You apply to the course in two steps

    1. Apply to the course via universityadmissions.se.
      Last day for application: 15 March 2023

      Please note that you need to submit supporting documents showing that you meet the general entry requirements via: universityadmissions.se/My pages/Documents/Upload documents.
    2. Submit your worksample via Varbi (according to instructions below):
      Last day to submit worksamples to be part of the selection: 15 March 2023


    Important dates for your application 

    - Last day for applications: 15 March 2023
    Please note! Choose “Summer 2023” for your search!

    - Last day to pay the application fee or prove that you are not required to pay the fees: March 30, 2023 (read more under Application and tuition fees below)

    Admission results:  Published on My pages on universityadmissions.se 26 April 2023.

    Instructions for worksamples

    You need to submit the following work samples via Varbi in order to be part of the selection to this course:

    1. A short text where you answer these two questions:
    • How does the course theme relate to your artistic practice/experience?
    • What in your own practice do you wish to develop, explore or reflect upon?

    Maximum 1 A4 (about 4000 signs with spaces) Use PDF format.

    1. Work sample video clip 
    • Demonstrate your knowledge and skills in juggling. Demonstrate how you are currently working with movement in juggling.

    Use MP4 (max 150MB/file)

    Read more here about reduce video size and What is Bitrate.

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    1. Register by providing name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in you contact information.
    3. Please note! Fill in the application number you received when submitting your application to the course via universityadmissions.se.
    4. Submit the requested documents/files.
    5. Please name the document/file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name

    Confirmation that you have submitted your work samples via Varbi

    When you've submitted your work samples you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated.

    If you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail, you should first check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact Varbi's technical support.
    • E-mail: support@varbi.com 
    • Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30).

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than places, a selection will be made. In the selection process, special consideration is given to experience / activities with a focus on and connection to the course content. In the selection process, the space resources available will also be considered.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date forpaying the tuition fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course is 67 500 SEK SEK.

    Read more about tuition fees and how to pay to SKH.