The Dance Intensive Program of Tanzfabrik Berlin started in 2004 under the pedagogical and artistic direction of Gisela Müller and has in recent years developed into a favourite orientation- and training program in great demand. The number of applicants rises every year with interested people coming from all over the world. A portion of the applicants are already well educated in dance and come desiring to further develop their creative expression. Others find their way to Tanzfabrik in search of their first orientation into the field of dance. All applicants benefit strongly from the individual approach which supports their strengths and hones their personal expression and presence. This is verified by the fact that the graduates are increasingly accepted by Universities in BA and MA study courses in the field of dance, choreography and performance such as Hochschulübergreifenden Zentrum Tanz/Berlin, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz/Köln, Performance Studies/Universität Hamburg, CUP/ Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst/Frankfurt/Main and Justus-Liebig Universität/Gießen, Folkwanghochschule/Essen, P.A.R.T.S/Brüssel, SEAD/Salzburg, Skolen for Moderne Dans/Kopenhagen, School For New Dance Development (SNDO)/Amsterdam, Doch/Stockholm, Laban Center/London, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen. Some have even entered the arts directly and started to work as performers.
Dance Intensive Collective
A group of graduates from 2013/2014 have decided to continue in the proposed Dance Intensive methods of working by creating a collective with the aim of finding new structures for learning and creating artworks. The Dance Intensive Collective, under the mentorship of Gisela Müller, offers the opportunitiy for public presentations in the working spaces of Tanzfabrik Berlin. The first performance „Bleiben will ich wo“ took place in December 2014 with further performances planned for: April 2015 in Zagreb in the frame of the Task – Festival, July 2015 in the frame of Summer Spaces in Tanzfabrik Berlin/Wedding.