As far as we’re concerned, inviting people to watch a dance show is all about seeing our audience as accomplices (Kompliz*innen) and setting up an encounter that opens the way for new artistic scope in dance. Our DANCE MEDIATION offers an entire spectrum of formats for participation that can accommodate diverse interests and difference, thus appealing to a wide range of people.
Over the coming months, the formats will be going hybrid, so as to adjust to the pandemic situation as needed.
MEDIATION FOR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL CLASSES
Attendance at one of our dance performances at Podewil is always bookended by two additional events. Our dance mediator Amelie Mallmann visits the school beforehand and prepares the class for the visual experience by putting on a movement workshop. This can also be held remotely and in line with the applicable coronavirus guidelines in force at any given time.
After the performance, there will be lively follow-up discussions where attendees will have the opportunity to get to know the artists, chat with them and get moving together. If the current situation does not allow the workshop to take place or attendance at a performance to happen in person, they can be held online.
DANCING ALONG | HAVING A SAY | GETTING INVOLVED
MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS*
The movement workshops first started up on Zoom during lockdown, but are now set to continue, alternating between live and online sessions. Led by Amelie Mallmann, the workshops invite people of all ages to get moving, inspired by different themes, and to improve their body awareness.
Adults meet one Thursday a month. The scheduled meetings are as follows:
4 November | live at Podewil | 5 pm–6.30 pm
11 November | via Zoom | 5.15 pm–6.15 pm
16 December | live at Podewil | 5.00 pm–6.30 pm
The workshops for children are led by two girls, Elin (10) and Mika (9). They are aimed at children aged 6 and over and are free of charge. Sessions are in planning. Subscribe to our newsletter, and we’ll keep you up to date.
All teens aged 14 and over who are interested in dancing with their peers and learning the principles of dance are welcome to register for the Jugendcompany, led by Florian Bilbao, at email@example.com. For more info, see tanzzeit-berlin.de/jugendcompany.
Anyone aged between 8 and 88 who is keen to learn more about dance and and wants to respond to our performances through movement and discussion, can join the new Kompliz*innenjury group, which is overseen by Akiles, Raha Nejad and Amelie Mallmann. We watch six performances and then meet to discuss them. If you’re interested, please register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Towards the end of the year, we put on our second TANZTALK, which brings together experts from different areas to discuss topical matters relating to dance as an art form. We will announce the exact date and theme shortly.
SPECIAL FORMATS FOR SCHOOLS
CHOREOGRAPHY BACKPACK (from Year 6)
Two classes spend a week working on choreography relating to a specific theme. On the final day, they attend a TANZKOMPLIZEN performance and get to meet the team.
DANCE AS A PROFESSION (from Year 7)
A project day that provides an insight into the job of choreographer.
DANCING ALGORITHMS (from Year 7)
Two school hours dedicated to dance instruction on the theme of ‘algorithms’.
DANCE DAY (from Year 7)
A day of dance centred around attending a TANZKOMPLIZEN performance.
For more information on special formats for schools, see tanzzeit-berlin.de/tanz-in-schulen/unser-angebot
Contact for dance mediation / registration for workshops: Amelie Mallmann, email@example.com
* These movement workshops are free, but we would be very grateful for a voluntary contribution towards our costs.
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Reference: Voluntary contribution towards the costs of a Tanzkomplizen workshop
FEEDBACK on the workshops
“Great – it was really fun!”
“The best thing was being able to show off your costume and your own move for everyone to copy.”
“It did me good to get moving, work up a sweat and surprise myself.”
“Thank you for this brilliant, fun, stimulating workshop! I think the three-quarter-hour length works really well, as you can incorporate it into your day-to-day from the word go. It was hugely inspiring. I’m looking forward to the next round, as it were! And so’s my body!”
“It was lovely, and I was surprised to notice my strength returning.”
“I thought it was brilliant, as it reminded me that virtual versions of things aren’t the one and only solution – something that I lose sight of all too often. It was fantastic and moving. Wonderfully evocative, too.”
“I loved the fact that the instructions were just a kind of stimulus, leaving plenty of scope for individual expression.”