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 work on their own production from fall to spring 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 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 celebrated its anniversary in 2017: For the tenth time, the young dance class participants worked with a team of artists to develop a dance piece for the stage. The production was on the subject of freedom. The cooperation with the Staatstheater Braunschweig also continued in the 2016/2017 season: In the "Movimentos Akademie tanzwärts" project, participants created a choreography for the stage during a five-week rehearsal period under the direction of Gregor Zöllig, head choreographer at Staatstheater Braunschweig.