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Research is Choreography

Choreography is RESEARCH

Feb 17th 2024 , 18:00 20:00

A Dissertation Performance with Dagmar Spain & her participants (dancers): Cosma Alvarez, Maria Banaszak, Louis Flothman, Karolina Grygarová, Marlene Schomberg & Rozálie Stárová


This Performance is the accumulation of a year-long dissertation research project that started in March 2023. Its focus is on the reflection of former pre-professional dance students on their education, how they distill future visions and identify the impact that education had on their lives. It is conducted as part of the doctoral program in dance education at Teachers College/Columbia University, New York, which Dagmar Spain (researcher, dancer, and dance educator) started in 2020.

We invite dance students and dance educators, and anyone who is interested in the future of dance education to share the results of this dissertation project in the Lake Studios on February 17th, 2024, at 6 pm. We want to have a dialogue after the performance with all of you about the meanings and practices of dance education in our current times. We hope that you can join, and for any questions, please email .

This performance is free, and we accept donations!


Dagmar Spain, born in the Czech Republic, is a dance educator and dance artist at different institutions around the world; currently at the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic, where she designed the course The Power of Words, teaching the art of monologue writing; DanceWorks Berlin, Germany where she teaches modern dance and designed the course “Applied Learning” for pre-professional dancers. Spain specializes in interactive dance movements in conjunction with film, theater and literature and conducts experiential workshops for all populations to unleash the healing power of embodied expressions with a dialogic approach, most recently at the Transformative Learning conference, July 4-7, 2023, in Patras, Greece, Virtual Mental Health seminar organized by Star Scholars Network in India, July 29, 2023, and the Ikeda/Soka Studies conference, August 17-19, 2023 at DePaul University in Chicago. In the U.S., she taught as a dance artist and visiting professor at Brown University, PennState University and Montclair University. Spain received her BFA in dance at the College for Dance and Performing Arts, Frankfurt, Germany, and her MFA in dance and choreography at Tisch School of the Arts, N.Y.U., New York. She is a doctoral candidate in dance education with a holistic focus on dialogic research & pedagogy at Teachers College/Columbia University. Dagmar lives in Berlin, Germany.

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