Archive 2018

Kick Off!

Date: 28.06.2018

Making a Difference started with a Kick Off! on June 28 in 2018. After a welcome by the Berlin State Secretary for Culture, Dr. Torsten Wöhlert, former Candoco dancer and dance scholar Kate Marsh spoke about the need to fill leadership positions with Deaf and disabled artists. All partners were present to introduce and represent the project.

Local & international Residency (Tamara Rettenmund & Perel)

Date: 01.10.2018 – 21.10.2018

During a three-week residency, one local and one international artist had the opportunity to conduct artistic research and to advance their own practice with dramaturgical and practical support. After the residency, the local artist was given the opportunity to continue her work in a co-production.

Local artist: Tamara Rettenmund
Link to Tamara Rettenmund’s website

International artist: Perel (New York/USA)
Link to Perel’s website

Get specific – Lass Tanzen! (Led by: Kassandra Wedel)

Date: 06.10. – 07.10.2018

The workshop Lass Tanzen! (Let’s dance!) by Kassandra Wedel was aimed at Deaf and hearing impaired dance enthusiasts, actors and people who want to discover movement. In five consecutive modules, beginners could try out and advanced dancers could expand their skills.

School workshops

Date: 15.10. – 19.10.2018

In cooperation with TanzZeit e.V. and the Marianne Cohn School, two workshops were held, each with 20 young participants between the ages of 13 and 16. They were led in tandem by the disabled dancers Emilia Wärff (Sweden) and Denise Kastler (Germany) as well as the two non-disabled TanzZeit teachers Ilka Rothenhäusler and Francesca Patrone

Get specific – Creative Movements (Led by: Mickel Smithen)

Date: 27.10. – 28.10.2018

The dance workshop Creative Movements by Mickel Smithen was aimed exclusively at blind and visually impaired dance enthusiasts in Berlin. In four intensive and practical sessions, beginners could try out and advanced dancers could expand their skills.

Co-production „Quest“ by Tamara Rettenmund

Date: 01.11.2018 – 10.04.2019

From November 2018, Tamara Rettenmund worked with set designer Amelie Hensel, sound designer Christoph Rothmeier and coaches Jared Gradinger and Sigal Zouk on her first full-length performance entitled Quest – Schüttgüter und Sternenstaub, which premiered in April 2019 at Hochzeitssaal of the Sophiensaele.

Link to the piece on the Sophiensaele website

Teachertraining (Led by: Tanja Erhart & Mirjam Gurtner)

Date: 08.11. – 09.11.2018

The Teacher Training offered the opportunity for professional development for disabled and non-disabled dance teachers and dancers interested in inclusive dance practice. Over two days, Tanja Erhart (UK) and Mirjam Gurtner (D/CH) provided insights into inclusive dance practices and the teaching possibilities they offer. The training gave participants the opportunity to raise challenging questions and discuss insights.

Get specific – Wie wir uns bewegen lassen (Led by: Tanja Erhart)

Date: 10.11. – 11.11.2018

The workshop “Wie wir uns bewegen lassen” (“How we let us be moved”) led by Tanja Erhart explored the balance between moving and being moved through contact with one’s own assistive tools as well as other dancers in the space. The group experimented with looks and voices, explored repetitive movement patterns and used the momentum to provoke change.