>> Connection Dance Center

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The Connection Dance Center (CDC) is an intensive educational series with Mónica García Vicente that offers young amateur dancers (aged 19 – 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 e.V. 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 info@monicagarciavicente.com
We look forward to seeing you!

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“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

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>> 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 EISFABRIK as part of the tanzOFFensive and in Tanzhaus AhrbergViertel as part of the open day. Other venues may follow.

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.

Team

Artistic direction / Choreography >> Mónica García Vicente

Composition >> Maewen Forest

Costume >> Luzie Nehls-Neuhaus

Social Media/Video >> Laura Nicole Viganó

Production management >> Sophie Thuma

Dancers >>
Annika Dörrie
Emma Hesse
Valeska Hinz
Amelie Krüger
Pia Krüger
Juline Lege
Sarah Lueder
Emma Luise Möllmann
Vera Reinicke
Laura Schepers
Maria Windmöller
Laura-Constanze Wirl

Graphics >> Maïté Müller

Photography >> Peter Hoffmann-Schoenborn

Kompetenznachweis Kultur >>
Laura van Joolen (Head)
Alexandra Jedrych (Consultant)
Bettina Paletta (Consultant)

>> Micro-Performance

,,WILLIS”

„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.

>> Tanzhaus AhrbergViertel ___22 April 2023
Open Day – Cooperation Tanzhaus
Time to be announced
Free admission
Address: Ilse-Ter-Meer-Weg 7, 30449 Hannover

>> Eisfabrik, in the context of tanzOFFensive 2023___21 May 2023
Further information will follow
Address: Seilerstr. 15 F, 30171 Hannover

>> 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)

Alexandra Jedrych
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.”

 

Bettina Paletta
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.”

 

Contact

For questions & more info feel free to contact us at:
info@monicagarciavicente.com

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>> Connection Dance Center 2022

Eight young amateur dancers have been selected for the first Connection Dance Center and are training & practicing weekly. The rehearsals lead to the micro-performance „RAUM“ (SPACE) which will be performed together with an open rehearsal in various venues in Hannnover: in the Eisfabrik as part of [NEO]tanz:offensiv, in the VHS Hannover as well as in the Kesselhaus Linden.

Parallel to this, the young dancers will learn choreographies by Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot & Sol León and Marco Goecke – as part of “WIR SAGEN UNS DUNKLES”– by sitting in on classes at the Staatsballett Hannover .

Connection Dance Center 2022 runs from February to July 2022.

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>> Video

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>> CDC dancers

Henriette

Malin

Maria

Johann

Alina

Emma

Jonathan

Sasha

Henriette

Malin

Maria

Johann

Alina

Emma

Jonathan

Sasha

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>> Program

Sitting in on classes at the Staatsballett Hannover – from 07 February to 10 February as part of WIR SAGEN UNS DUNKLES; choreographies from Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot & Sol León and Marco Goecke. We visit classes and rehearsals in the ballett hall as well as on stage, together with the ballet ensemble and the chorographers.

Special Guest on 14 July – Jörg Mannes,
former ballet director of the Staatsballett Hannover and current ballet director at the Theater Magdeburg. Choreographic work with the repertoire of Jörg Mannes.

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>> Micro-Performance

,,RAUM” (SPACE)

In this piece we search for our own space, we discover and shape it, through our own space we relate to others, share it and transform it.

These new eight identities merge together and create a whole new and unique space.

>> [NEO]tanz:offensiv 2022 at Eisfabrik___07 May 2022
4 p.m.
More info & tickets via Eisfabrik / Commedia Futura:
https://commedia-futura.de
Address: Seilerstr. 15 F, 30171 Hannover

>> VHS Hannover___21 May 2022
3.30 p.m., Hall 1st Floor
Free admission
Address: Burgstr. 14, 30159 Hannover

>> Kesselhaus Linden___02 July 2022
4 p.m.
Free admission
Address: Kulturzentrum Faust, Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3, 30451 Hannover

Artistic direction / Choreography >> Mónica García Vicente

Dancers >> Henriette Bastian, Malin Bornemann, Maria Chariskou, Johann Holland, Alina Mohr, Emma Luise Möllmann, Jonathan Pahl, Sasha Windwehr

Live music >> Ashley Hribar

Costumes >> Luzie Nehls-Neuhaus

Production management >> Sophie Thuma

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>> RAUM – premiere in the Eisfabrik

Photos: Peter Piontek

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>> Rehearsal & training

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Team

Artistic direction / Choreography >> Mónica García Vicente

Dancers >> Henriette Bastian, Malin Bornemann, Maria Chariskou, Johann Holland, Alina Mohr, Emma Luise Möllmann, Jonathan Pahl, Sasha Windwehr

Production management >> Sophie Thuma

Social Media >> Laura Nicole Viganó

Graphics >> Maïté Müller

Photography >> Peter Hoffmann-Schoenborn

Contact

For questions & more info feel free to contact us at:
info@monicagarciavicente.com

Funded by Kulturbüro Hannover
Stadtteilkultur Hannover
Konzeptionsförderung & Spielstättenförderungvom
Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Kunst und Kultur