East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
Call for Application: Master of Arts in Choreography and Performance, Germany
Date: Online Registration: from 17th of January till February 28th
Deadline for portfolio: March 31st, 2013
You have to register online for the participation in the entrance examination: http://www.unigiessen.de/theater/en/applicants
After you have registered you will be informed about the next steps of the examination process via email. Please notice you have to register when you want to send your portfolio!
Please adress your inquieries and questions about application to:
Frank Max Müller, teaching and research assistant MA Choreography and Performance CUP
ATW - Institute for Applied Theatre Studies
Phone: 0049(0)641/99-31223, e-mail: [email protected]
Rose Beermann - A Brand New Species source: Institute for Applied Theatre Studies
Choreography and Performance is an international master’s degree designed and organised by the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies at Giessen University and the Department for Contemporary Dance at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt (Hochschule für
Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt am Main). The particular and unique cooperation of a university and an art academy provides the students with extensive education in the field of dance studies, choreography and performance, including both theoretical and practical classes. From winter semester 2012 on, Prof. Dr. Bojana Kunst has taken up the professorship of Choreography and Performance. With her broad research and teaching experience and her international
reputation as a dramaturge in the field of contemporary visual and performing arts she will enrich the program in its practical and theoretical orientation.
The course combines practical and reflexive approaches, enabling the students to engage in an expanded notion of choreography and performance: concepts of the body and movement are not
only analysed and discussed in relation to performance and visual arts, but also in the context of contemporary theories of aesthetics and the political. In this sense, choreography and performance are introduced as embodied practices which can develop only in the constant exchange with critical thought. Special attention is also given to the analysis of current modes of production in an international context, which can help the students to find and pursue their own independent
practices and modes of working.
The students can choose among different modules and seminars offered by the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, the Academy for Music and Performing Arts and other partners of the
Hessian Theatre Association (Hessische Theaterakademie). An important part of the course focuses on the students’ artistic work. Artistic projects, practical courses, body and dance training
and open dramaturgical formats enable a variety of advisory and mentoring processes. Various workshops with guest professors and lecturers from the field of contemporary art and dance offer
insight into their different working methods. The master’s programme is also connected to other cultural institutions in the region, such as Tanzlabor 21, Mousonturm and Frankfurt LAB which provide professional conditions for artistic work.
The MA Choreography and Performance is aimed at students who have intensively dealt with the fields of dance, body, movement, choreography and performance in their studies and artistic work.
The degree has been developed as a consecutive MA degree and builds on a first professional qualifying degree of Theatre Studies, dance, or adequate completed training plus possible professional experience, spanning over several years, leading to a further professional artistic qualifying degree. The goal is to train artistic personalities, who are prepared for the complexity of the demands of contemporary performing art in the field of dance and performance theoretically and practically.
The professional use of competence gained during the degree is very extensive and depends highly on the individual students and their individually-chosen focal points. The low number of
students (max 7 per year) enables the teachers to support individual students systematically.
Formal Conditions: For admission to the Masters degree in Choreography and Performance, the following conditions are in place: BA (or equivalent degree) in a theatre-relevant degree with focus
on dance and/or performance (Minimum mark: 2 or better) and the successful participation of an artistic entrance examination (artistic portfolio, BA thesis or equivalent scientific work, oral
examination). Good knowledge of the english language is required.