Corps à Corps #0

Contemporary dance education | with Kathi & Ludo Fourest  

16 – 17 Mar 2024 | Brandenburg Dance InitiativeDance and movement

Corps à Corps is about dance mediation based on participatory, dance-based working methods that are suitable for people of all ages. The training focusses on the questions, challenges and possible answers that arise for dance mediators.

Dance education is still often based on reproduction and the specification of style and aesthetics, often in hierarchical structures. However, dance in particular has immense aesthetic and creative potential due to the human "material", the diversity of bodies and personalities. Every person can develop their own highly individual sense of forms and lines, which can result in their own movement patterns and their own movement language, regardless of age.

This process constitutes the experience of dance as a complete art form. Dance that is created in this sense, in individual and collective working methods, is always new and surprising.

With Corps à Corps #0, Kathi and Ludo give an insight into their participative and intergenerative working practice, which they have been developing for over 25 years with dancers aged 2 to 60. They share the following elements:

This training is aimed at dance professionals, teachers and people who work with movement and dance in a professional context.


About the workshop organisers:

Ludovic and Kathi Fourest are the founders of Tanzparcours, a long-term project for the development of contemporary dance in Potsdam. They have been teaching at the UdK Berlin and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam for over 10 years and are the directors of numerous school and day-care centre projects in Potsdam, Berlin, international dance projects, performance and exchange.
Find out more about Kathi & Ludo at: Freiluftzimmer.eu

A training programme in Brandenburg
This workshop was organised by the AG Ausbildung of the Tanzinitiative. It is part of research into a future training programme in Brandenburg. Space will be created to exchange ideas and thoughts on training in Brandenburg.

This workshop takes place in the Tanzwerkstatt: 
Since 2008, TanzWERKSTATT has been a centre for contemporary dance, choreography and children's dance classes under the direction of choreographer Golde Grunske. Since 2021, TanzWERKSTATT has been a cooperation partner in the residency project "DiR- Dance in Residence Brandenburg" and the Tanzinitiative Brandenburg in collaboration with fabrik Potsdam, BLMK Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, City of Cottbus, City of Potsdam.

Price info

60 € without overnight stay
90 € with overnight stay

TanzWERKSTATT: Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 47, 03046 Cottbus

Stay overnight in Cottbus! The Tanzinitiative Brandenburg provides a limited number of accommodation options.
If you have difficulties to afford the workshop, please contact us. We will be happy to support your participation.

Questions and registration: jeanne.chapy@tanz-in-brandenburg.de



Tanzinitiative Brandenburg - TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund is a project by fabrik Potsdam. Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture of the State of Brandenburg, the State Capital of Potsdam and the City of Cottbus.