>> Dance with me!

>> Free workshops for career orientation with prospect of a dance scholarship

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Dance with me! is a free workshop series that gives you the opportunity to work in a professional environment and experience the routine and daily life of a dancer.

>> In 2021, we offer three career-oriented workshops for interested people aged 15 to 27, led by choreographer Mónica García Vicente, to try out and prepare for the planned audition in December for a dance scholarship.

>> Besides dance, you will also have the chance to get to know the points of contact with music, dramaturgy, acting, visual art, video art and much more through the various guest workshop leaders.

>> The workshops are offered in different levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) to give everyone the opportunity to dive into the world of dance.

>> You can register for one or more workshops.

>> 1st workshop

Focus on repertoire by Mónica García Vicente

Sunday, 05.09.21
Level: Beginner / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leaders: Davide Sioni (Classical) / Laura Nicole Viganó (Classical), Live music: Emre Kesim

Sunday, 12.09.21
Level: Beginner / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leader: Bettina Paletta (Contemporary), Live music: Emre Kesim

Sunday, 26.09.21
Level: Intermediate / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leader: Loris Zambon (Contemporary), Live music: Emre Kesim

Sunday, 10.10.21
Level: Advanced / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leaders: Davide Sioni (Classical) / Laura Nicole Viganó (Classical), Live music: Emre Kesim

Our guest workshop leaders for the 1st workshop

Davide Sioni
05.09.2021 / 10.10.2021

Dancer born in Italy, trained at the Vienna Ballet School as well as at the Zurich Dance Academy. Since 2016 member of the company of the Hanover State Opera. Won the Soli Lyon Award with the solo piece Mar adentroby Mónica García Vicente.

 

Laura Nicole Viganó
05.09.2021 / 10.10.2021

Dancer born in Lecco / Italy, trained at Teatro Nuovo Torino. Engagements with the Company Teatro Nuovo Torino, Maggio Danza / Florence, Aterballetto, among others. Since 2014 soloist of the Staatsballett Hannover. Performances in Piscesand Formaby Mónica García Vicente.

Bettina Paletta
12.09.2021

Freelance dancer and choreographer, born in Nuremberg, trained at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz in Dresden. Engagements and projects with dance company of Golde Grunske, tanzwerkstatt Kassel, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, State Opera Ankara, among others. Performances since 2019 in various dance productions by Mónica García Vicente.

Loris Zambon
26.09.2021

Dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, born in Turin, trained at Teatro Nuovo Torino. Engagements at Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, Aterbaletto, Theater Linz, Staatsoper Hannover, among others. Freelance since 2013. Performances in various dance productions by Mónica García Vicente.

Emre Kesim
Live music at all workshops

répétiteur for contemporary dance, multi-instrumentalist and composer works for the national and international dance scene, accompanies various dance workshops and performs live on stage for various dance pieces. He studied with multi-instrumentalist Paul Pavey and at Bilkent University in Ankara. Among others, he worked with Modern Dance Turkey at Ankara State Opera & Ballet and Hacettepe University State Conservatory.

>> 2nd workshop

Focus on improvisation

Monday, 25.10.21
Level: Beginner / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leader: Gerhard Merkin (Visual arts), Live music: Emre Kesim

Tuesday, 26.10.21
Level: Advanced / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leader: Gerhard Merkin (Visual arts), Live music: Emre Kesim

Wednesday, 27.10.21
Level: Intermediate – Advanced / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leader: Emre Kesim (Music and composition)

Thursday, 28.10.21
Level: Advanced / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leader: Mbene Mbunga Mwambene (Acting), Live musik: Emre Kesim

Our guest workshop leaders for the 2nd workshop

Gerhard Merkin (Visual arts)
25.10.2021 / 26.10.2021

Painter and interior designer with many years of experience. Exhibitions since 1995 in Japan, London, Munich, Hanover, among others.

Christoph Lubrich (Light design)
26.10.2021

Event technology master FR stage/studio, technical manager at the Kulturzentrum Pavillon Hannover. Freelance project manager, music producer, sound engineer, lecturer and lighting designer, e.g. for the German Music Council and Circustheater Roncalli. Since 2019, lighting design for various productions by Mónica García Vicente.

Emre Kesim (Music and composition)
27.10.2021 / Live music at all workshops

répétiteur for contemporary dance, multi-instrumentalist and composer works for the national and international dance scene, accompanies various dance workshops and performs live on stage for various dance pieces. He studied with multi-instrumentalist Paul Pavey and at Bilkent University in Ankara. Among others, he worked with Modern Dance Turkey at Ankara State Opera & Ballet and Hacettepe University State Conservatory.

Mbene Mbunga Mwambene (Acting)
28.10.2021

Zambian-Malawian actor, journalist, poet, theater director, story-teller and dancer currently based in Bern, Switzerland. He is the first African to have ‘been granted privilege’ to study at Bern University of Arts for a Master degree in Expanded Theater. In 2011, Prof. Christoph Nix from Theater Konstanz, Germany, commissioned Mbene to produce a solo piece, The Story of a Tiger which he later performed in various countries across Africa, Europe and Asia..

>> 3rd workshop

Focus on trying out different dance styles

Sunday, 07.11.21
Level: Beginner / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leaders: Joshua Bhima (African Style) / Simone Deriu (Acrobatics)

Sunday, 14.11.21
Level: Advanced / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leaders: Joshua Bhima (African Style) / Sara Angius (Bamboo, an experience of motion)

Sunday, 21.11.21
Level: Intermediate – Advanced / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leaders: Lorenzo Pignataro (Hip Hop) / Manuela Bolegue (Breakdance)

Sunday, 28.11.21
Level: Advanced / 10:30 – 16:30 Uhr
Guest workshop leaders: Christina Rohwetter (Creative Writing) / Rubén Cabaliero Campo (Classical)

Our guest workshop leaders for the 3rd workshop

Joshua Bhima (African Style)
07.11.2021 / 14.11.2021

Malawian dancer with experience as a performer and dance teacher trained at the Dance Foundation Course (DFC) of the Dance Trust of Zimbabwe (DTZ). He has worked with local and international companies in both dance and theatre performances and has been teaching at schools such as St Andrews International High School, Southend International Primary School and Hillview International Primary School since 2011.

Simone Deriu (Acrobatics)
07.11.2021

Dancer and choreographer, born in Sassari, Italy, ­after 11 years of competitive gymnastics, completed his dance training in classical and modern dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy and started his collaboration with Felix Landerer in Hannover in 2010. Simone is a freelancer on international stages.

Sara Angius (Bamboo, an experience of motion)
14.11.2021

Italian choreographer and performer, began her professional training as a contemporary dancer in Milan, at the same time graduating in Communication for the Performing Arts from the State University of Milan. She has worked in permanent theatres such as Brunswick or in independent projects. Sara has been developing her own choreographies since 2013.

Lorenzo Pignataro (Hip Hop)
21.11.2021

Freelance choreographer and dancer trained independently in Los Angeles, Paris and St. Petersburg, among other places. Born in Hanover, he has worked with clients such as Penny Deutschland and Mike Singer and was a dancer in the film version of “I’ve Never Been to New York”.

Manuela Bolegue (Breakdance)
21.11.2021

Dancer and choreographer from France with Central African roots. She is travelling all around the globe to teach, compete, perform and judge. Her dance style is a great combination of power, technique, musicality and flow.

Christina Rohwetter (Creative Writing)
28.11.2021

Literary scholar and poetry therapist, born in Berlin, director of the Akademie Literatur & Leben in Hanover with Sabine Göttel, since 2019 dramaturgy and artistic collaboration in dance projects by Mónica García Vicente.

Rubén Cabaliero Campo (Classical)
28.11.2021

Spanish dancer, received his training at the Centro de Danza Víctor Ullate in Madrid and gained experience in the ensemble of the Víctor Ullate Ballet, the Ballet Zurich and the Ballet of the Staatsoper Hannover, among others. Rubén Cabaleiro Campo has been with the Ballett am Rhein since the 2016/17 season.

Registration & Contact

For your registration (stating your full name and date of birth) and for any questions please write to:

info@monicagarciavicente.com

The workshops are free of charge.

Location

The workshops will take place at Tanzhaus im Ahrbergviertel.

Tanzhaus im AhrbergViertel
Ilse-ter-Meer-Weg 7
30449 Hannover

Please note that at the time of the workshops, hygiene measures (negative corona test/wearing FFP2 masks) may apply and must be observed. You will be informed about this after your registration.

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>> Info about the dance scholarship 2022 to 2024

For up to 16 individuals, we are offering an exclusive opportunity to gain dance experience in a professional environment through a mandatory dance fellowship, expected to run from 2022 – early 2024.
This includes:

>> Regular trainings twice a week in the afternoon, led by Mónica García Vicente as well as guests

>> Participation in so-called „micro-performances“ on selected weekends

>> Hospitation at the Staatsballett Hannover, LANDERER&COMPANY, COMMEDIA FUTURA / EISFABRIK, among others

>> The development of a diverse group of dance / art enthusiasts , who will work across dance styles

Selected participants will also have the chance to participate in Mónica’s professional productions as well as to work choreographically themselves at the end of the fellowship.

At the end of the scholarship all participants will receive the certificate “Kompetenznachweis Kultur”.

For this we are looking for people interested in dance who

>> already know a dance style and are open to experimenting with other styles and genres

>> are talented dancers who like to improvise and are interested in choreographic work

>> are between the ages of 15 and 27

>> are looking for a colorful group with diversity in dance styles, (life) experience, age and background … but with the same goal: passion and enthusiasm for dance, music, art and theater

>> are interested in the profession of the dancer in all facets: From stage dancer to dance educator, workshop leader, dance teacher, trainer, and choreographer

The audition for the scholarship will probably take place in December, after the end of the workshops. Participation in one of the workshops is mandatory for the audition.

Location

The auditions and trainings will take place at Tanzhaus im Ahrbergviertel.

Tanzhaus im AhrbergViertel
Ilse-ter-Meer-Weg 7
30449 Hannover

Please note that at the time of the workshops, hygiene measures (negative corona test/wearing FFP2 masks) may apply and must be observed. You will be informed about this after your registration.

A project in cooperation with:

FB Kultur, Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung der Stadtteilkultur

FB Jugend und Familie, Kinder- und Jugendarbeit

Sponsored by Landeshauptstadt Hannover / Kulturbüro