>> Connection Dance Center
The Connection Dance Center (CDC) is an intensive educational series with Mónica García Vicente that offers young amateur dancers (aged 15 – 25) in Hannover the opportunity to work in a professional environment and experience the routine & daily life of a dancer. Mónica is supported by guest teachers from different fields of performance art (dance, music, dramaturgy, acting, lighting, etc.).
During the CDC which runs several months, the participants complete weekly training and rehearsals with Mónica García Vicente. The rehearsals lead to micro-performances, which are performed in various venues in Hannnover. The program also includes internships at dance institutions such as the Staatsballett Hannover, LANDERER & COMPANY, EISFABRIK Hannover and Tanzhaus AhrbergViertel.
The CDC takes place annually.
>> Be part of it – this is how you can apply!
Workshops with Mónica García Vicente are taking place in the autumn of each year. Participation in at least one of the workshops is a requirement for participation in the audition. The dancers for the CDC are then selected from the participants of the auditions in December.
You can always find the current dates for the workshops & auditions here on the website and on Instagram.
The dates for the CDC 2023:
The workshops and auditions have already taken place.
If you are interested in the next CDC, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you!
“Dance as an art form coexists with all other arts. The different artistic media have always cross-fertilized each other. For this reason, in all my projects I like to work in close contact with artists* from other artistic disciplines, with artists* who want to enter new territory and look at it from different perspectives and bring it to life.”
Mónica García Vicente
>> Connection Dance Center 2023
Twelve young amateur dancers were selected for the second Connection Dance Center and will train & rehearse weekly from March. They will work on the micro-performance „WILLIS“, which will be performed together with an open rehearsal in various venues in Hannover: at the Staatsoper Hannover as part of the Ostertanztage 2023,at the EISFABRIK as part of the tanzOFFensive and in Tanzhaus AhrbergViertel as part of the open day.
Parallel to this, the young dancers get to know choreographies by Goyo Montero, Sofia Nappi and Marco Goecke by sitting in on the multi-part evening “Game of Life” at the Staatsballett Hannover. In addition, there will be a job shadowing at the EISFABRIK during the tanzOFFensive at LANDERER & COMPANY.
The CDC 2023 runs from March to May.
„Willis” is an experimental dance performance with 12 dancers and an original composition about romantic clichés of femininity and the reality of life of female dancers in the era of romanticism and in the present. „Willis” sees itself as a choreographic experiment in search of a contemporary romantic aesthetic and formal language.
>> Staatsoper Hannover, as part of the Ostertanztage / Generation TANZ___10 April 2023
Tickets and more info through the Staatsoper:
Address: Opernplatz 1, 30159 Hannover
>> Tanzhaus AhrbergViertel ___22 April 2023
Open Day – Cooperation Tanzhaus
Address: Ilse-Ter-Meer-Weg 7, 30449 Hannover
>> EISFABRIK Hannover, as part of the tanzOFFensive 2023___21 May 2023
Tickets and more info through the EISFABRIK:
Address: Seilerstr. 15 F, 30171 Hannover
>> FÖSSTIVAL Hannover___04. June 2023
Tickets and more info:
Address: Fössestr. 103, 30453 Hannover
>> WILLIS – tanzOFFensive at EISFABRIK
© Peter Hoffmann-Schoenborn
Artistic direction / Choreography >> Mónica García Vicente
Composition >> Maewen Forest
Accompanist >> Emre Kesim
Costume >> Luzie Nehls-Neuhaus
Social Media/Video >> Laura Nicole Viganó
Production management >> Sophie Thuma
Emma Luise Möllmann
Graphics >> Maïté Müller
Photography >> Peter Hoffmann-Schoenborn
Kompetenznachweis Kultur >>
Laura van Joolen (Head)
Alexandra Jedrych (Consultant)
Bettina Paletta (Consultant)
>> Kompetenznachweis Kultur
The Connection Dance Center is a cooperation with the cultural children and youth education in the field of district culture of the state capital Hanover. The participants are accompanied by consultants from the Kompetenznachweis Kultur and the cultural children and youth education of the state capital Hanover.
Laura van Joolen
Specialist in cultural child and youth education at the district culture in Hanover and further training officer for the Kompetenznachweis Kultur of the BKJ (Bundesvereinigung kultureller Kinder- und Jugendbildung)
Consultant Kompetenznachweis Kultur
„I am very pleased to be able to accompany this project from the perspective of a companion and observer with a focus on the strengths and skills of the young people.”
Consultant Kompetenznachweis Kultur
„The Kompetenznachweis Kultur shows what art and culture can do for young people. I am very happy to support young people in their development as a consultant in the Connection Dance Center project.”