For those who did not get information or see the announcement, I'd like to mention the "INTERNATIONAL CHOREOLAB" currently in session at Krems University campus in Austria, a fantastic location and a very nicely constructed agenda for the events of the week, workshops/seminars/performances .............
and if you glance at the program, it's apparent how much planning went into the creation of a rich interdisciplinary dance & science environment , with a strong focus on how to achieve a balance between physical work, site specific labwork-outside, with collaborative interventions (in the environment), and lab-work inside with presentations and seminars and analytical work. The baroque-neofuturistic environment at Krems Donau-University adds a unique quality to this late summe workshop. (i was only able to be there for three days, but enjoyed it thoroughly, and want to spread the news).
International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) is a pilot project of Danube University Krems in cooperation with Tanz Atelier Wien. This project is dedicated to providing continuous education in the context of dance and choreography on a university level. The main focus of the project is to foster discourse on an expanded understanding of choreography, which links contemporary dance, theoretical excursions und performative training across the disciplines.
During the preparatory phase for the Master Studies Program “Choreography”, innovative approaches to theory and practice of contemporary dance and choreography will be investigated in 2009/2010 and both contextually relevant theories and music and drama taught in three project modules. The target group includes dancers and choreographers as well as others professionals from neighboring scientific fields. The course is taught in English. A number of partial scholarships are being offered.
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gensch
School of Arts
UB8 3PH UK