© Hanna Fasching
© Hanna Fasching

music X dance

Music & dance – as we all know, is an everlasting love affair! With our focus on music X dance we would love – together with the involved artists and of course with you – to tease more pleasures out of this sparkling long term affair and crank up the shared joy of this relationship, beyond the usual accompanying and courting habits. Thus we invite movers AND sound-enthusiasts alike to take part in these workshops. Looking forward to many sensed experiences!

© Hanna Fasching

Veza Maria Fernandez Ramos & Christina Maria Lederhaas

sounds of pressure

Week1: 16–20 July, 17:30–20:00
Sometimes the voice gets stuck. You can take a candy or sing or laugh or cry. Or scream. Screaming is an act of liberation, catharsis or resistance. We scream because we can't stand something, because we can't help but do it in order to be heard. Or we can scream and enjoy to be loud!

© Fred Stucker

Francesca Harper

Voice & Movement

Week1: 16–20 July, 14:20–16:20
Francesca Harper, Forsythe dancer, director, and Broadway star will teach students how to mesh their vocal ability to their individual artistry. Each participant will choose songs and/or their own written texts and create their own unique dance/theatre works. 

© Yes yes, why not?

Kaveri & Philipp Sageder


Week1: 16–20 July,  10:15–11:45
How fast can you stomp your feet to the rhythm? Can you tell a story only with your hands? Which kind of basses and sibilants can you create with your voice? In this workshop, we will learn the basics of classical Indian dance (Kathak) and beat boxing and merge these elements into a rhythmical performance, which we present at the end of the week to an audience.

© Ingmar Bergman – The Seventh Seal

Maria F. Scaroni & Marc Lohr


Week1: 16–20 July, 10:00–17:00
Dancing is a technology of ecstasy, one that has not gotten extinct, yet there were times where there was much more of it happening. Barbara Ehrenreich asks in Dancing in the Streets, a History of Collective Joy: "If the "techniques" of ecstasy represent an important part of the human cultural heritage, why have we forgotten them, if indeed we have?"

© Peter Gannushkin

Irena Tomazin

Voice as body, text and music

Week1: 16–20 July, 11:40–14:10
The voice has many bodies, the body has many voices. If you have a text, but no melody, then you just need to sustain the silence – to listen to it as long as it's needed for a mumbling to become a rhythm, a melody to seduce you, until it bites your body and hits your heart. To hear yourself you need to be brave.

© Ruby Cicero

Mark Tompkins & Maxime Dupuis

Audible Movement, Visible Sound

Week1: 16–20 July, 14:15–17:15
The art of real time composition resides in the ability to remain open to the wealth of internal and external impulses, and to receive, process and propose material in an uninterrupted flow of feedback. How to avoid overload, how to stay actively attentive, how to do nothing and still act? 

© Emma Szabó

Doris Uhlich & Boris Kopeinig


Intensive1: 21+22 July, 15:00–20:00
Sound does not only reach the ears, but also hits and enters the body. Two days in which the body confronts waves of all sorts, bathes in seismic sound-dance and starts to grasp sound in all its components as well as experience sound in its entirety.

© G. Riebicke

Alix Eynaudi & Fritz Ostermayer

Dancing On The Table In Dialogue

Week2: 23–27 July, 13:50–16:50
The pure reason never dances on the table, so we send her to hell! Shame is too embarrassed to jump on the table, so we ditch her as well. Furthermore we chase away: self-censorship, egomania and self-optimisation. Because all of this stands in the way of our goal: "the joyful economy of extravagance"!

© Tian Rotteveel

Claire Vivianne Sobottke

strange songs

Week2: 23–27 July, 17:00–20:00
A song is a sensual document, it involves the whole body and can potentially touch upon everything one could feel and think. Singing is as risky as speaking the truth. Let's make strange songs for a strange world, let's make crying songs, silent songs, breathing songs, Punk Songs and poems. Lets make songs for love and rage.

© Gustavo Petek

Elizabeth Ward & Marcos Rondon "AC/Boy"

Techno Witch Ballet

Week2: 23–27 July, 17:30–20:00
We’ve replaced the piano of the classical class with drum machines and synthesizers as we go forward in the structures of both forms to find our ballet, one as refreshing as cold water. We work on learning to trust in our ears, our muscle memory, and our histories. Focus is on active listening: to the music, to the self, and to the others.

Ivo Dimchev

Love Song

Intensive3: 04+05 August, 12:10–14:40 & 17:30–20:00
Expressing heartbreak feelings is usually disgusting and pathetic. The only way such a self-humiliating activity can feel safe and protected is through a song. In the workshop you will write lyrics and combine them with improvised melodies. .... lets do the worst thing and lets do it great.

© Irene Coticchio


Voice Tales

Week3: 30. Juli–03. August, 11:40–14:10
In the traditional world, singing is at the same time an act of speaking and of listening. The body as well as the strength of a song is the act of a community, even though it is carried out by one person who calls and gathers the other singers. Through the principles of polyphonic singing we will explore the relation of the spoken and the sung voice, the individual and the common voice and the spatiality of the sound.

© Robbie Sweeny

Jassem Hindi

Ghost Dancer

Week3: 30 July–03 August, 14:40–17:10
Sound is the ghost dancer of a performance, haunting everything, shadowing every gesture. It is a political marker. It is the friendly push towards high physical states. It is also a gateway to visual art and cinema in performance. In this workshop, sound is considered in its materiality, as a texture, as a dancing body and not as a simple ornament to frame dance.

© Franzi Kreis

Simon Mayer / Kopf hoch


Intensive3: 04.+05. August, 12:15–18:15
Some 10 hours of dancing, making music and communicating, and not even noticing how late it gets. A ritual in constant renewal through the input of the involved artists, but also every joining visitor. Simon Mayer / Kopf hoch work for FolkTranceParty with movers, sound producers, light influencers and psychologically gifted human beings.

© Karolina Miernik


Visual musicality

Intensive3: 04+05 August, 09:45–12:00 & 15:00–17:15
In this intensive course we work with all sorts of movement forms and attach it to musical rules. We learn how we can interpret the sound of music and transform it into motion: From the hearing sensation to the haptic and visual execution of a coherent movement. The body becomes an instrument that consolidates with the heard nuances in the played song.

© Jonathan Meiri



Intensive3: 04+05 August, 12:10–14:40 & 17:30–20:00
Beatboxing is the art of imitating computer beats, scratches, drums and other percussion instruments with the mouth, nose and throat. A form that evolved from HipHop and has now established itself strongly in the global music world. The workshop offers you not only the first steps, but also the advanced techniques to expand your creative horizons through exercises and rhythms.

© Armin Weber / Motionbank

Matteo Fargion


Week4: 06–10 August, 11:40–14:10
The 371 chorales of J.S Bach are often described as the benchmark for perfect harmony and counterpoint practice, torturing music students worldwide who are forced to imitate them in order to improve their musical understanding. But what happens when they are stripped of sound and reduced to graphic scores? Does anything survive?

© Amar Belmabrou

Gerald Kurdian

A Choir Workshop For Hot Bodies Of The Future !

Week4: 06–10 August, 11:40–14:40
Focused on the sharing of individual and collective "voices", this workshop proposes to its participants to write, sing and perform a "sung manifesto for hot bodies of the future" thought as a utopian contribution to the revolutionary efforts led by queer-feminist bodies in the past sixty years.

© Anja Jahn

Mani Obeya

a composition of bodies

Week4: 06.–10. August, 10:00–16:00
I’m still interested in exploring this realm of compulsion and in creating composition through our interaction with rhythm and sound, music as a motor. I’m still fascinated by the discovery of the self through our basic need to move compelled by music. To discover the beautiful or hard to look at innards of ourselves when we follow our impulses to dance, and with dance as a means to finding out, who we are as people and as a people.


© Karolin Miernik


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