a dance academy camp

July 27 – 31, 2022
@Iwanson Contemporary Dance


SOLID GROUND trains and educates creating important contacts to the international professional dance scene for dance and choreography students before their graduation year. The program serves as an orientation for the future international working environment even before the students’ dance formation is completed. It is also a unique occasion to personally network among fellow students from all over Europe. This summer SOLID GROUND takes place for the third time!

The participants meet (inter-)national specialists from the various working realities in the field of contemporary dance and performance. They learn about artistic scenes, current developments, (inter-)national production contexts, funding opportunities, but also the basics of production planning and guest performance organization.

International choreographers, artists, and teachers, who can already look back on several years of work experience, work artistically with the participants in different choreographic labs.

9.30 – 11.00 H
With Daniela Bendini, Charlie Morrissey, Virginie Roy

11.30 – 13.00 H

Wed 27.07.
Lene Bang Henningsen
“Generous networking and meaningful results”

Thu 28.07.
Marie Fol
“Taking a leap internationally – Strategic development, funding and holistic thinking about international work”

Fri 29.07.
Jordi Ribot Thunnissen
“Shared questions by contemporary dance-makers, today. A conversation.”

Sat 30.07.
Gie Baguet
“The philosophy of enthusiasm”

Sun 31.07.
Roberto Casarotto
“Residencies: territories of possibilities“

14.30 – 18.30 H
Choreographic Labs
With Quim Bigas, Ian Kaler, Isabelle Schad

Sun 31.07.
17.30 – 19.00 H
Iwanson Stiftungsstudio
Showing Choreographic Labs

In cooperation and dialogue with the universities: Amsterdam University of the Arts, Danska scenkonstskolan Copenhagen, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin, Iwanson School for Contemporary Dance Munich, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, P.A.R.T.S. Performing Arts Research and Training Studios Brussels, Stockholm University, Trinity Laban London, and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance

Funded by: The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR programme, DIS-TANZEN support programme of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland, and the Bavarian State Association for Contemporary Dance with funds from the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts