Folkwang Dance today
Folkwang is today as in the past mostly characterized by one fact: It is a place of creativity. Folkwang is perceived as a synthesis of tradition and innovation. This understanding is implemented by the three pillars of the Institute of Contemporary Dance - dance education, dance company (FTS) and dance archive.
Modern dance techniques are being taught based on the traditions represented by Kurt Jooss until Pina Bausch. Aspects of further modern and contemporary techniques are also included in the studies. The classical dance taught at Folkwang respects the needs of contemporay dancers and takes their individual and physical prerequisites into consideration. Movement awareness and analytical capabilities are being taught and facilitated through movement notation and theoretical subjects.
Instruction is given in group classes and accompanied live on the piano by musicians with extensive experience. Regular participation in all courses is a prerequisite for successful completion of the study plan. There are regular performance reviews to ensure this.