2016 the young dancers of the Movimentos Academy developed two original pieces on the theme of "Love" for the Movimentos Festival. This year's production is on the subject of freedom.
The Movimentos Academy is a sustainable programme for children and young adults that encourages them to recognize and develop their own creativity.
THE DANCE CLASS
The 8- to 19-year-old Academy students in the dance class have been working on their own production since last fall under the direction of choreographer Daniel Martins and dance instructor Sonja Böhme. They also learn how a finished dance production is created – complete with costumes, make-up and music.
"MOVIMENTOS AKADEMIE TANZWÄRTS"
The "Movimentos Akademie tanzwärts" project is a continuation of the Movimentos Academy master class under the direction of Gregor Zöllig. Together with his team, twelve dancers aged 16 to 27 will develop a choreography over an intensive five-week rehearsal phase.
The Academy also offers workshops tin music, set design, costume design, make-up, drama and creative writing. Workshops focusing on different styles of dance and yoga are also available for adults throughout the festival.
The Movimentos Academy celebrates its anniversary in 2017: For the tenth time, the young dance class participants will work with a team of artists to develop a dance piece for the stage. This year's production is on the subject of freedom. The cooperation with the Staatstheater Braunschweig will also continue in the 2016/2017 season: In the "Movimentos Akademie tanzwärts" project, participants create a choreography for the stage during a five-week rehearsal period under the direction of Gregor Zöllig, head choreographer at Staatstheater Braunschweig. The two pieces will be premiered together on the opening weekend of the Movimentos Festival.