Dance in Schools
With its Dance in Schools programme Tanzplattform Rhein-Main (as the follow-up project of Tanzlabor 21) creates structures for the promotion and integration of dance in schools in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region. Tanzlabor 21/Tanzplattform Rhein-Main is a founding member of the Federal Association of Dance in Schools Germany and actively works on the development of general standards. The ultimate goal of the association is to establish the contemporary art form and culture of dance in school education. We firmly believe that the art form of dance should be taught to students of all types of schooling and on all levels in a combination of theory and practice.
We developed our own Dance-In-Schools concept in collaboration with Wiebke Dröge, which we are continuously refining to this day. Under her direction, the first dance project at the Viktoriaschule Darmstadt was successfully completed with an 11th grade class in 2007. 24 dance artists have since worked with various student groups at integrated comprehensive schools (IGS), grammar schools, grade schools, special needs schools, vocational schools and cultural schools. We work hard to make dance an integral part of comprehensive education and personal development.
Our aim is to establish long-term cooperations with individual schools in order to foster an understanding for contemporary dance and its forms of expression. Continual cooperations already exist with the IGS Herder (Frankfurt), the special needs Wallschule (Frankfurt), the IGS Am Rosenberg (Hofheim) and the IGS Alexej von Jawlensky (Wiesbaden).
Concept | Wiebke Dröge and Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
Participating Schools | Alois-Eckert-Schule (Frankfurt-Nordend), Bernhard-Adelung-Schule (Darmstadt), Freiligrath-Grundschule, (Frankfurt-Fechenheim), Hostatoschule (Frankfurt-Höchst), IGS Alexej von Jawlensky (Wiesbaden), IGS Bertha von Suttner (Nidderau), IGS Carl von Weinberg (Frankfurt-Goldstein), IGS Georg Büchner (Frankfurt), IGS Heinrich Kraft (Frankfurt-Fechenheim), IGS Herder (Frankfurt-Ostend), IGS Otto Hahn (Frankfurt), IGS Schiller (Offenbach), Philipp-Holzmann-Schule (Frankfurt-Westend), Theo-Koch-Schule, (Grünberg), Viktoriaschule (Darmstadt), VHS Rüsselsheim, Wallschule (Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen)
Participating Choreographers | Sandra Baumeister, Ana Berkenhof, Verena Billinger, Allison Brown, Christine Bürkle, Hannah Dewor, Wiebke Dröge, Tümay Kılınçel, Jungyeon Kim, Johanna Knorr, Gregory Livingston, Sibylle Magel, Marialena Marouda, Nira Priore Nouak, Norbert Pape, Nicole Peisl, Isabelle Pelti-Kromm, Nina Piulats Finger, Sebastian Schulz, Victoria Söntgen, Ekaterina Steckenborn, Kristina Veit, Ewelina Zielonka
Partners | Institut für Sportwissenschaften (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main), Fachbereich Sportwissenschaft (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen) and Fachbereich Bildungswissenschaften IfGP (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Standort Koblenz)
Task Force Group: Theatre and School Hesse
The Tanzplattform Rhein-Main is a member of the Task Force Group: Theatre and School. Their shared goal is to create sustainable structures for cooperation between theatres and schools.
Further members are the Hessian Ministry for Science and Art, the Hessian Ministry for Culture, ASSITEJ Germany e. V., LaPROF Association for Professional Independent Performing Arts Hesse e.V. and the Association for School Theatre in Hesse e.V.