Short Term Projects

Attention, due to the actual Corona-Situation we had to change some dates!

Short Term Project 1
Instant Composition (advanced level)
new: 3. - 14. May 2021 (2 weeks)

Lilo Stahl

Fee: 360,-€

Teaching Times: Monday to Thursday 13.00 - 16.30, Fr 09.30 - 13.00

Improvisation is the art of letting something arise out of nothing. Instant Composition means nothing less than creating a composition from the moment. The actors are equally the inventors of dance and movement material, the creators of the composition and last but not least the performers.
This project offers the opportunity to re-grasp the basics applying these three aspects in their complexity to thereby deepen and master one’s experience and knowledge in this art form.
Contents: Perception/Awareness Training, Responsiveness, Variety of movements, Principles of Design, ImproTools for both solos as well as in interaction.
This training is designed for graduates of TIP and dancers or dance students with sufficient experience in the art of improvisation.

Application: now possible


Short Term Project 2
Dance Technique & Choreography (intermediate level)
10. May - 25.June 2021 (7 weeks)

Teachers: Karolin Stächele - TT&CH, Zina Vaessen - TT&CH, Lilo Stahl - Composition
Guestteacher: Marion Sparber (Berlin) - TT & Composition

Fee: 900,-€

Teaching Times: Monday to Friday 09.30 - 15.00

Dance Technique
This module provides a condensed dance training primarily based in contemporary techniques, such as Release Technique, Floorwork and Flying low. Through consecutive teaching modules taught by various teachers, a targeted training is developed which focuses on different key points.

At the center of contemporary choreographic work is self-creation. From the basis of creative methods, we train skills to recognize and elaborate upon interesting movement material which appears through/in spontaneous improvisations as well as to refine material through consideration of spatial and temporal laws. Through sharing these principles, the compositional senses are also sharpened. The goal is to create and perform long dance sequences, as well as smaller scenes or images.


Dance Technique Content

  • body permeability, stabilization of the body center, coordination of movement and strength building
  • efficient use of momentum
  • changes of tension and quality, rhythm and musicality
  • spirals, twists, jumps
  • floorwork and flying low technique
  • movement principles and dance sequences
  • Choreography Content

  • generating movement material based on different tasks and methods
  • remembering and fixing movement material
  • working with tools for editing and duplicating existing movement material
  • creating options for the organization of movement in time and space
  • interacting in different constellations (duet / trio / ensemble ...)
  • Application


    Postgraduate Performance Project


    ~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)