Workshop «What is choreography?»

Winter holidays course for 12- to 18-year-olds


Literally, choreography means «to write dance». But how does it work? What does it take? In this one-week holiday course, we explore choreography, focusing on William Forsythe, one of the most important choreographers of our time, his work and his working methods. Among other things, the young participants will familiarise themselves with Forsythe’s principles of improvisation and composition, and try them out for themselves. They will also have the opportunity to observe the work of Zurich Ballet at close proximity, and to attend the Forsythe ballet evening at the Opera House as a group. Over the course of the week, participants will develop their own short choreographies, either in small groups or alone. The workshop concludes with the young participants performing the short pieces they have created for their families and friends.

The group visit of the ballet evening Angels' Atlas with pieces by Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke is also part of this offer.

Mon 21 Feb to Fri 25 Feb 2022
10.00 to 14.00 each day
Showing on Fri 25 Feb 2022, 6.00 p.m.
Visit of the performance «Angels’ Atlas» on Sat 2 Apr 2022, 19.00 hrs.
CHF 100 incl. performance visit

Previous knowledge of ballet or dance is an advantage, but not essential.
Please note that this is a week-long course and all dates should be visited.

Direction: Bettina Holzhausen and Angelika Ächter

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February 2022




Workshop «What is choreography?»

Winter holidays course for 12- to 18-year-olds, Meeting point ticket office