A place of creativity
Folkwang offers students and teachers an atmosphere in which creativity and personal responsibility can grow and flourish. Internationally renowned choreographers work for and with the students on choreographies for the annual school presentations. The aim is to give the students an early chance to benefit from the experience, knowledge and capabilities of experienced artists and so develop their own artistic qualities. A further important part of the professional education is the encouragement of individual choreographic work. Intrinsic to the dance that is taught at the Folkwang is the encouragement of creative potential so that students experiment themselves with movement. A selection of the students´ choreographies is performed publicly each year. For many young choreographers this performance has been the launch of their artistic careers.
The Folkwang prides itself on its open-mindedness and curiosity, and so collaborations and exchanges with well-known companies, theatres and schools are eagerly sought and established. As a consequence the dance department continually absorbs new contemporary impulses and the students’ and the teachers’ horizons are broadened.
A very important contribution is also made by the tutors who, next to their duties at the Folkwang University of Arts, work nationally and internationally elsewhere as dancers, choreographers or teachers.
Courses of Study
The courses of study encompass the following degree courses: