Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (HZT)
The former "Co-operative Dance Education Centre – Pilot Project Tanzplan Berlin” (HZT) started in the year 2006 on initiative of the TanzRaumBerlin Network. Since it’s implementation TanzRaumBerlin is one of the three official and active partners of the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (HZT).
During the 4-year pilot phase, the first (and long awaited) contemporary educational institute for dance and choreography in Germany’s capitol was financed by the state of Berlin and Tanzplan Deutschland, an initiative created by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
Since April 1, 2010, the former Co-operative Dance Education Centre – Pilot Project Tanzplan Berlin, has been continuing operations as the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (HZT) under the administration of the Berlin University of the Arts and the School for Dramatic Arts ’Ernst Busch’ and in cooperation with the TanzRaumBerlin Network. The Centre was included in the Berlin University Contracts for 2010-13. Within this framework, financial support was secured through a common contribution from the Freie Universität Berlin, the Technische Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität Berlin as well as through contributions from the two administering Universities. In addition, for the 2010/11 academic year, funds from the Masterplan Ausbildungsoffensive (The Master Plan for an Education Offensive) have allowed for the enrollment of more students. The successful work that has already taken place can thus be continued.
Implementation of three new BA- and MA-study programmes
The distinctiveness of the three degree programmes at the HZT Berlin – BA "Contemporary Dance, Context, Choreography” and the MA-programmes "Solo/Dance/Authorship" and "Choreography" – is found in the close connection between academic education and professional artistic practice. The degree programmes offer a reflective and experimental approach to study and combine practice-led artistic and theoretical teaching, as well as practical career guidance. They react to changes in contemporary art practice and production, creatively and critically engaging with what dance, performance and choreography are and can be as art forms in today’s diverse social and cultural environments.