Foundation Course - starter program

The SOZO Foundation Course is a 6 week long, intensive dance training, offering the foundations in contemporary dance, ballet, composition, improvisation and contact improvisation. The Foundation Course is also a great chance to get to know and experience the content and focus as well as students of our professional contemporary dance studies.

The course is attractive for those who are interested in actually doing their dance studies at SOZO, for those who want to prepare themselves intensively for auditions or for those who just want to experience 6 weeks of intensive dance training in a group.

Experience in dance, physical theatre or bodywork is helpful but not compulsory.

Course Content

Contemporary dance - Bettina Helmrich / Deborah Smith-Wicke / Dhimas Satwiko

Contemporary dance uses the physicality of the body in space, gravity,  momentem / swing – where by flow of movement can develop out of the change between tension and release of the body.
Physical possibilities such as flexibility, coordination and articulation will be encouraged and coached as well as awareness for space, time, dynamic and form.
Through working on various movement principles, an individual movement language can be developed.

Ballet - Deborah Smith-Wicke / Loreen Fajgel

Classical Ballet encourages the development of good stance, coordination and bodily tension and musicality. The clear structures of the body serve to learn orientation in space.

Composition - Bettina Helmrich

In Composition, composing tools such as use of space, awareness, timing, syncronity, dynamic, phrasing, and the use of materials and objects will be researched

Improvisation / Contact Improvisation - Bettina Helmrich / Marielle Gerke

Improvisation in dance is the spontaneous movement action in relationship to an ever changing situation. Improvisation works using images connected to the space, the body, the music or sound. It encourages a high level of awareness, physical performance and movement talent to be able to deal with the new and strange.

Body Work - Bettina Helmrich / Marielle Gerke

Various types of body work like BodyMindCentering, Pilates and Hands on Technique serve our bodies to discover a pliability and strength for the different challenges of dance.

Leitung: Bettina Helmrich

Course fee: 880,- Euro

Written application (see downloads) plus letter of motivation to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


SOZO visions in motion
Deborah Smith-Wicke
Julienstrasse 8
34121 Kassel


Start of the next "Foundation Course"

15. October 2018. Duration; 6 weeks until Friday 23. November 2018

04. March 2019. Duration; 6 weeks until Friday 12. April 2019 

Daily 08:30 - 14:30 





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