You are welcome to apply and combine these courses up to full time studies: Choreographing contexts - curating dance and performance, Dance and philosophy, Klein Technique™, STUFF: hybrid practices in choreography and The circulating book project. The courses are scheduled to encourage those who would like to study full time.
The course is divided in two parts and runs over two semesters, with a series of workshops distributed between longer periods of independent work (which is part of a collective process), and feedback as well as supervision.
Students must be able to attend all the workshops:
September 9-15, 2019 (7 days, 4 hours each day)
December 16-19, 2019 (4 days, 4 hours each day)
April 27-30, 2020 (4 days, 4 hours each day)
Maj 28-29, 2020 (2 days, 4 hours each day)
Participants can apply as individuals, in duos or trios (it is encouraged to find new collaborations, but existing collaborations are also welcome to apply). It is important that participants are involved in how the course combines led workshops with independent work, which requires commitment and participation throughout the course period: September 2019 - June 2020.
Course leader / teachers: Litó Walkey, Asaf Aharonson and Gretchen Blegen
Litó Walkey, of Canadian and Greek origins, is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. Her processes explore the potential of collaboratively re-routing patterns of attention within language and performance. Recent projects have been developed with Weld Company and Fylkingen (Stockholm); BCN and MEZANNINE (Porto); and Labor Sonor and Tanznacht (Berlin). Following her 9-year teaching position at HZT Berlin, Litó initiated a publication with 50 contributing writers on the entanglement of artistic and pedagogic practices. From 2002 - 2009, she performed and taught internationally with the Chicago-based performance group Goat Island. She teaches at DOCH and TeAK, and is invited to advise choreographic work. Litó completed her BA and Masters studies in Choreography at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Asaf Aharonson was born outside Jerusalem. A graduate of the BA Dance Context Choreography of HZT Berlin. Aharonson is a choreographer, performer, dancer and interdisciplinary artist. Aharonson has collaborated and performed with Ruairi Donovan, Peter Pleyer, Mia Habib, Hana Erdman, Iris Erez, Tami Lebovits, Arkadi Zaides, Cecile Bally, and the collectives Breakfast Club and T.E.N.T. Through his practice he aims to prioritize the spending of time with others as the primary site for generation of material for live performance.
Gretchen Blegen is an interdisciplinary artist navigating ways of seeing and listening to space, light, sound and image. These boundaries are explored through an ongoing book practice as well as in the broader realm of collaborative and collective project-spaces such as: ausland - an artistic venue and residency space; SissiFM - a queer/feminist radio show on Reboot FM; Labor Sonor - a music and performance series; and Vierte Welt - a political/discourse based theater. In the last years, these overlapping boundaries have brought her closer to the performance world during which she has collaborated with numerous wonderful creators on lights and staging.