Workshop «What is Choreography?»

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


Choreography literally means «writing dance », but how does it actually work? What is important for choreographing? Dance can be abstract, or it can tell stories. In this course, we want to look at how we can create characters and tell stories using movement and dance. In addition, we’ll have the opportunity to observe the work of the Ballett Zürich up close, before attending a performance of the ballet Dornröschen at the Opernhaus. In the course of the week, will we work on our own short choreographies, either in small groups or individually, which will then be performed for friends and relatives at the end of the workshop.

Mon 15 Feb through Fr 19 Feb 2020, 10am to 2pm
Showing on Fri 19 Feb 2020, 6 pm
Performance visit on Thu 11 March 2021, 7 pm (Dornröschen)

CHF 100 including performance ticket

Pre-reservations per email possible:
Prior experience with dance or ballet is an advantage but is not necessary.
Please note that this is a week-long course, and attendance at all sessions is expected.

Direction: Bettina Holzhausen and Angelika Ächter