The Concept

The school renounces deliberately to convey many different styles of dance and focuses on contemporary danc techniques with emphasis on New Dance, which integrates anatomical understanding of the body, breathing, sensation and flow of movement. For a body, that is trained on this basic principles it is easy to acquire further techniques.

A profound movement- and dance training is base for Improvisation and Performance.

Improvisation - solistic and in group - as well as Contactimprovisation are important issues of the education.

Improvisation is used as means of "Exploration" as well as "Instant Composition", an independent form of stage-performance. As regards Exploration is used to discover creative ways of expression, to explore well known and new movement-material and to find compositional elements. (more ...)

In improvisation creative power and potential can develop up to their full capacity. With purposeful and differenciated research, manifold methods and instructions for autonomous work are communicated. In this wide range of learning physical, emotional and mental aspects are integrated and a high level of flexibility, permeability and awareness of the actors are achieved. Subjects as choreography and solistic work complete the new won perceptions and skills.

Performance is a further focus of education and includes along with matter and composition (elaboration, realization) the stage-behaviour (execution, charism, presence, personality).

The on-stage-situation is exercised from the beginning in-class, in public showings, on small stages or in public places, on a big stage in professional scale and in the performance-project under conduction of international choreographers.

From the early 1980s the joint founders of bewegungs-art and the principals - Lilo Stahl und Bernd Ka - are trend-setting involved in the active exploration and further developement of improvisation. They belong to the most important exponents when it comes to open up improvisation and performance in its roots. In addition to cooperation and exchange with other international dancers, they also looked into other subjects and genres as dance and music, dance and speech, dance and action. Their profound experiences are passed on in the education, with the aim to create and establish fundamentals for free lance dancers and performers.

~When I improvise, there is a lot more I'm deciding not to do, than I am deciding to do in my body~
(Lisa Nelson)