|180 ECTS||Thomas Hauert - Gabriel Schenker|
The Bachelor in Contemporary Dance offered by Manufacture, in collaboration with Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), is the first university-level program in contemporary dance in Switzerland. The Creation option is offered in Lausanne in partnership with P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels).
It seeks to coach versatile and independent dancers who are able to contribute to the choreographic process and manage their own training.
!!! Warning, there won't be any entrance exam for the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance in 2019 !!! The next one will take place in 2020.
The full-time programme alternates between basic regular classes devoted to practice and theory, and thematic workshops supervised by well-known professional artists. It favours experimentation in a holistic approach to the body and the world.
The training rather explores the body’s infinite possibilities of movement and its ability to learn, develop and integrate new capacities, more than teaches historical dance styles and techniques or artistic trends. It seeks to coach creative, versatile and independent dancers, with a reflexive approach, able to contribute to the choreographic process.
The programme is built around three main axes : the training, working towards autonomy in the development and upkeep of the physical abilities, the artistic practice, aiming at developing both a conscious and intuitive creativity, and the reflexive approach, where the theoretical input allows to put the artistic practice critically and constructively into perspective.
It encompasses eight complementary modules:
Theory classes are organised in partnership with Bern University and sport classes with the University of Lausanne.
Second year students from the Bachelor in Contemporary Dance invite you at La Manufacture to discover their work on choreographic composition led by Mark Lorimer.