July 16 – 21, 2018

bauhaus moves contemporary

Peter Pleyer

Discovering the magic of moving through structure and space

We will begin with the formation of the ground, the structure of our skeleton system and explore possibilities of moving from imagination. Then building into the relationships by moving with each other and space. Our individual inner spaces will articulate a moving architecture that will dance their way through the architectural space we are in.
Following the Bauhaus principle of experimentation and learning by doing, we will also explore some historical references from the Bauhaus to American contemporary dance (Anna Halprin, Merce Cunningham) through black mountain college and back to Europe and Germany through dance schools in the Netherlands and Brandenburg/Ponderosa.

Best suited for: anyone who loves movement, dancers, teenagers to seniors

Course languages: German / English

What to bring: comfortable clothes

Peter Pleyer studied dance at the European Dance Development Centre in Arnhem. He worked as a dancer and choreographic assistant with Yoshiko Chuma (New York) and Mark Tompkins (Paris). In Holland, Peter choreographed his own dances (i.e. participant at the choreography competition Groningen) In 2000 Peter moved to Berlin and worked with a.o. Martin Nachbar, Alex B., and Felix Ruckert. With a big interest in the theoretical studies of dance and dance making, he developed “choreographing books” (2005) a lecture/installation, with his view on the development of dance studies in the US and Europe.
He taught his workshop “History in Practice” at P.O.R.C.H. – Stolzenhagen, for the MA program at ArtEZ in Arnhem, at the HZT Berlin and at Tanzquartier Vienna. In 2014 he resumed successfully his choreographic work with the solo “Ponderosa Trilogy” and the quartet/international improvisation format “Visible Undercurrent” (with a.o. Meg Stuart and Sasha Waltz). In November 2017 his group choreography „cranky bodies dance reset“ was performed at Sophiensaele Berlin. He is a regular guest teacher for Anatomical Release and Contact Improvisation for Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and was a guest lecturer at the UdK/HZT in Berlin in 2015/2016.