Summer Dance Residency: Berlin

Challenge and transform your notion of choreography and performance by experiencing the European dance scene in Berlin. 

The Tisch Department of Dance invites you to participate in an immersive and exciting three-week contemporary, improvisation, and performance intensive training in Berlin.

This vibrant city of change, both historically and culturally, is one of re-birth, revival and retrospect. Dance within the city cultivates an enormous presence and encourages all who visit to deepen their creative minds and enrich their artistic journey.

You will have the opportunity to explore the city, museums and performances from the world’s most prominent dance companies and artists. There is rarely a weekend in Berlin without a performance in one space or another, be it a large theatre or a small alternative space.

Program Overview

Johannes Wieland with summer 2017 students at the Dance Academy Cifuentes, Berlin

Photo by Pamela Pietro

Curriculum

Students must take the following four-unit course:

Summer Dance Residency

IDANC-UT 1700.001 | 4 units | Instructor: Pamela Pietro

The three-week Berlin immersion is an experience created to challenge and transform students by offering them exposure to some of the most widely known artists in the world. The generosity of these artists offers a wide range of experiences, methods, experimental performance and methods of engaging across the waters.

The first week starts with a 2-hour ballet class (focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and coordination) while the afternoon is spent with one of the artists based on multilayered workshops from top choreographers/artists focusing on repertory, choreographic charge, and performance art-making/doing. The second week is a collaboration where those attending our immersive program will join some of the workshops hosted by the b12 festival. The third and final week brings us back together to continue working deeply with the Tisch Summer in Berlin Faculty.

The course is open to those with an intermediate to strong contemporary/improvisational background, a strong work ethic, responsibility to the collaborative process, and the ability to embody this physically demanding period of work. This is recommended for an art-maker/movement practitioner looking to deepen themselves through a multitude of foreign lenses.

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PROGRAM DATES

Summer 2019

Student Arrival: Saturday, July 6, 2019
Student Departure: Saturday, July 27, 2019

Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.

ADMISSIONS

Summer 2019 Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00pm ET.

Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.

Please note that this program is built for all Dance majors. Non-majors or dancers from other universities are invited to apply.

For more information, please view our Admissions Calendar.

Expenses

Summer 2019

  • Undergraduate summer 2019 tuition: $5,804
  • Registration and Services Fee: $696
  • Program Fee: $324*
  • Housing: 
        Single: $1,105*
        Doubles: $1,048*
        Doubles (with Bunk Beds): $971*
  • Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the program.

*Estimated rates from summer 2018.

Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.

Scholarship and Financial Aid

There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.

Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.

Housing

Visit the NYU Berlin website for housing options and descriptions.