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Program

1 May - 19:00 h (Local Time)
Staatstheater Braunschweig

Photo: Matthias Leitzke

MOVIMENTOS ACADEMY: "Just dance!"

1 May 2018, 19:00h, Staatstheater Braunschweig (guest performance)
4 April 2018, 18:00h, Scharoun Theater Wolfsburg (premiere)
5 April 2018, 18:00h, Scharoun Theater Wolfsburg


The young Movimentos Academy participants are once again working on two dance pieces for the stage this year. Two choreographies based on the festival theme "Dignity" and created by the dance class and "Movimentos Akademie tanzwärts" will debut at the Movimentos Festival opening performance on 4 April.

The Movimentos Academy dance class consists of 36 dancers between the ages of 8 and 20. These youngsters were selected by a panel of dance experts and instructors at the audition in November 2017. Led by choreographer Daniel Martins and dance instructor Sonja Böhme, they have since been working on a piece based on this year's festival theme.

Gregor Zöllig, artistic director and head choreographer of Staatstheater Braunschweig's dance theatre, has also put together a small ensemble. Under the name "Movimentos Akademie tanzwärts", he rehearses with teens and young adults aged 19 to 29 and with professional dancers from his company. In five weeks of intensive rehearsals, they create a second choreographed interpretation of the Movimentos theme.

Both pieces will premiere in early April at the Movimentos Festival 2018 opening performance at Scharoun Theater Wolfsburg. The dancers will also give a guest performance at the Staatstheater Braunschweig on 1 May.

The Movimentos Academy
A sustainable programme for children and young adults, the Movimentos Academy encourages dancers to recognize and develop their own creativity. For the past 11 years, the academy has been creating dance pieces by and for children, teens and young adults in cooperation with Tanzendes Theater Wolfsburg e. V., Scharoun Theater Wolfsburg, and Staatstheater Braunschweig.

The Autostadt Lifelong Learning programme offers a wide range of artistic and creative workshops in conjunction with the Movimentos Academy. From March to June, youngsters are invited to try out their skills in music, set design, costume design, make-up, and drama. New workshops in 2018 include comic drawing, parkour, and upcycling used plastic to create new bags. Adults can also register for dance and yoga workshops in which they can learn about and practise the different styles of the dance ensembles performing at the Movimentos Festival.