After the successfull event STREET vs. STAGE at the KATALYST FESTIVAL 2014 - where a team of contemporary dancers and a team of urban dancers were facing each other - the idea to create an open practise and exchange session is finally realised!
Street & Stage OPEN SESSION is an open platform for EVERY dancer of EVERY style who is looking for exchange.
WHEN & WHERE? +++ Planned: one session per month. First session: Tuesday, 02. December 2014 19:00-21:00h Quartier am Hafen, Cologne +++
WHAT EXACTLY? +++ Each session starts with a warm up & brief technique input given by a dancer of the MichaelDouglas Collective, nutrospektif or a guest dancer. Means every month a different dancestyle will give inspiration. After that the MAIN PART starts: Time to exchange with all dancers in a free practise session, work for yourself or feel free to work on the given input.
The session is OPEN to every dancer and FREE
COME AROUND, TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND HAVE FUN! :-)
Douglas Bateman (UK) is a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher he completed his education at the London Studio Center and worked with various companies in Europe, such as the London City Ballet, Ballet Braunschweig, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln. He teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln, is currently performing with Prue Lang and continues to work closely with Tony Rizzi.
His first creation sol’O circles won the 2nd prize in the International Choreographic Competition in Hannover and was performed by Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. He has created pieces for both the Rotterdam and Köln dance academies.
Douglas has been creating with the Dansateliers for the last 4 years his first piece, a dance theatre solo “Wonderland” has been performed in various guises in and out of the traditional theatre setting. “Wonderland” has toured around Europe and Canada and was also invited to the “dansclick” showcase, a platform for new dance in Holland.
presented by Z.A.I.K., MichaelDouglas Collective & nutrospektif