Dance Theatre
English, German
12 months
Paid by artist 

The fees for the year 2018-19 are set to 4050,- €.. The program is able to agree in most cases that fees can be paid in direct debit instalments (maximum 10) .

The fees cover the following:

  • 1 daily class + possibility for participation in 4 master workshops from the training cycle (per year)
  • 8 intensive weeks of teaching/ seminars/ research related activities/ touring (spread throughout the year)
  • daily research studio
  • mentoring
  • mid-program and end of year performances and touring
Application guidelines 

All applicants must have graduated with a degree in Dance, Choreography, Performance, Arts, Fine Arts, PerformanceDesign, Visual Arts, Drama, Theatre studies, Somatic Practices or similar. In exceptional circumstances, candidates with professional experience may be considered if they have evidence of ability to complete a demanding postgraduate level programme. Applicants should have previous practical or theoretical experience relevant to Live Art, Performance Art, Experimental Dance or Theatre, which demonstrates that they have the personal and intellectual resources, including writing skills, to pursue a challenging and demanding postgraduate residence course. Postgraduate research experience will be an advantage. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines are expected.

In order to be accepted to this course, there are two stages: online application and an interview. Application forms and references will be rated by a short-listing panel assessing professional practice, academic ability, experience, motivation, suitability for training etc. All shortlisted candidates will participate in an interview where the candidate’s suitability, motivation and experience to follow this residency will be considered.


SOZO - Visions in Motion

SOZO - Visions in Motion



Postgraduate Residence Studios and Performance Research Studies is an artistic research program that aims at the support of new talents, develops participants’ personal choreographic or dance signature and incubates practice-based research in an international artistic and educational context. PRES offers a one-year artistic research based on the principles of self-organization, collaboration and rigorous practice as research methodologies. Participants develop an independent artistic research project. In this program, individual work and collective research are linked. The participants follow a daily training class, and have their own daily research residency. They receive a regular mentoring and dramaturgical support. Each month, participants follow an intensive week of workshops, seminars and master classes.

PRES is specifically tailored and designed for performance practitioners, or professionals with desire to acquire professional experience, space and time to develop their own work in the field of dance, choreography, live art, performance practice, somatic or body practices.

Accommodation Information 

The organizers will help all participants to find cheap accommodation in the city.

Studio Information 

There are 4 dance studios. 1 Studio is exclusively reserved for the PRES artists and 3 others can be shared with the other activities that are running in the building. There is also a lounge, office and workshop area.

Grüner Weg 15–17
D-34117 Kassel

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