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German Contemporary Dance in Berlin 2020

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Apr 29, 2021
Program Starts: May 12, 2020
Program Ends: Jun 01, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: German Contemporary dance in Berlin
Program Locations: Berlin
Contact Phone: 248-370-2917
Contact Name: Elizabeth Kattner Ph.d. Assistant Professor Of Dance
Contact Email: kattneru@oakland.edu
What is Included: Room and board
Estimated Costs: Deposit: $300
Program Description

Students will be immersed in the culture of one of Europe’s artistic and intellectual centers. The program includes dance technique classes, rehearsals, lectures, and readings on contemporary issues in dance, an important part of German cultural history. Classes, lectures, and rehearsals will take place at the Uferstudios Center for Contemporary Dance, home to both the Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Inter-University Dance Center. Students will take daily technique classes with German dance artists in contemporary dance, as well as learn choreography from German choreographers. The performance aspect of this course will culminate in a showing at the Uferstudios. Oakland University students will perform their own works from Oakland Dance Theatre productions as well as new works learned in Berlin.

Germany is the birthplace of modern dance, theatre realism, and both dance and theatre production dramaturgy. The country’s history is interwoven with its dance, music, art, literature, architecture, religion, and history. In addition to the direct dance training and rehearsals, students will see performances and visit museums and other cultural sites in one of Europe’s most exciting capitals. Admittance to the program by audition only.

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