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Dance & Music
Workshop Stefan Prins & Vera Tussing

Intensive two-week workshop with selection process (Application deadline 15 April 2020)

Tutors: Stefan Prins (composer/performer) and Vera Tussing (choreographer/dancer)

Workshop times (attendance to all those dates obligatory): 20 July–1 August 2020, daily from 10:00–13:00 respectively after verbal agreement

Possible number of active participants: 14 participants in total

Participants: Composers, musicians, dancers and performance artists who want to collaborate and are chosen from the Call for Participation.

How to apply: When applying as a composer or musician, you must already be enrolled for the Summer Course. As a dancer/performer you are welcome to apply without prior enrollment. If existing collectives of dancers/musicians/composers want to apply, the team members do not need to be enrolled before.

Application deadline: 15 April 2020 (Notification of chosen participants: 20 April 2020)

Costs: Participation Fee for the Darmstadt Summer Course (for dancers/performance artists there will be a 50% discount on the participation fee), lodging and meals


Stefan Prins and Vera Tussing are offering a workshop on transdisciplinary collaboration between dance/performance and composition/musical performance. It is for composers and/or instrumental performers who want to develop a project with dancers/performance artists and for dancers/performance artists who want to develop a project with composers and/or instrumental performers. You can apply as an already existing group of composers, performers, or dancers, or you can apply individually. In that case we will try to partner you up according to your artistic project.

You can apply with a specific concept/project, or with a more abstract desire to develop a transdisciplinary collaboration, which then will take shape concretely during the workshop, working through conceptual approaches and practical strategies.

We are especially interested in collaborations in which each of the different media inspires and generates a different approach for the other through close collaboration and experimentation. The focus is on the working process, rather than the finished product.

The workshop consists of a working period during the Darmstadt Summer Course and will be framed by Stefan Prins (composer/performer) and Vera Tussing (choreographer/dancer). Both have extensive experience on the notion of collaboration with an interdisciplinary approach. They will be present throughout the two weeks as mentors / sounding boards and facilitators for discussions. There will be a daily guided physical warm-up to prepare the participants for their own collaborative processes as well as sessions in which existing inter/transdisciplinary collaborations and projects are shown and discussed.

The participants are requested to be present in the beginning of the workshop everyday from 10:00–13:00. After initial meetings with the whole group the schedule will be adapted for the needs of the participating artists.


Artists interested in this workshop are asked to submit 1 PDF, 3 pages long maximum. No other file format will be accepted. The PDF should consist of:

– 1 page: Tell us about yourself. Include at least 1 and maximum 3 link(s) to (a) representative online video(s) (for dancers) and/or online audio (for composers/performers)

– 1-2 pages: Brainstorm of ideas which you would like to try out during the workshop

Please mention clearly if there is another applying composer/performer/dancer with whom you already agreed to work with for this project, or if you would want to develop collaboration with (a) participant(s) you haven’t met yet.

Please e-mail ONE 3-page PDF (LASTNAME_Dance_Music_2020.pdf) by 15 April 2020 to:

Please note that we cannot consider any remarks, links, or information outside the PDF!

Important: Please take note of our data protection policy and the conditions for participation for the Darmstadt Summer Course before submitting your application.

If you have questions, please e-mail!

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