All students of Hollins' M.F.A. program in dance travel off site to dance centers throughout the world. In an effort to expand experiences beyond the campus setting, students will study, present their work in various settings, view concerts, and immerse themselves in specially designed "study tracks."
Specifically designed to promote exchange within a larger dance community and to better understand the internationalization of dance education, these residencies open pathways that will create lifelong relationships and opportunities.
The Forsythe Company studio space in Frankfurt, Germany
Students travel to dance centers throughout the world to study with members of the thriving international professional and academic community. Students experience mentored studio time and the facilitation of a program of creative work, and take part in discussions and readings. Past residencies have taken place in France, Austria, Belgium, and Germany.
Christopher Roman, European Study Curator
|Gal Hochberg, musician/accompanist
Gal Hochberg began his music education at the age of thirteen at Kiriat Sharet high school. After graduating he joined the Israel Air Force military orchestra for three years. During that time he got together with three other musicians, and formed "Realeaf," an alternative rock band. They recorded three albums together and toured around Europe. In 2010, Gal joined the world of modern dance by creating electronic music for video dance, and drumming in classes of some of the most distinctive dance teachers in Israel, Naomi Perlov, Rose Castle and more. These days, in addition to composing and producing electronic music, Gal takes part in diverse music and dance projects. Among them, composing for the popular YouTube channel, "ThereIsaCanal."
|Niels Lanz, media/production coordinator
In 1992 he joined the sound department of Ballett Frankfurt as a company member, and had the opportunity to further develop his skills under William Forsythe in several productions, including Eidos:Telos, Endless House, Kammer/Kammer and Decreation. In the late nineties he also began to create electronic music for dance, producing the music for David Dawson's The Grey Area and 00:00 for Dutch National Ballet. Since 2004 he has worked as sound and video designer for The Forsythe Company and won 2007 the renowned New York Bessie Award for the composition of Three Atmospheric Studies. Since 2012 he worked as a freelance technician for various number of theater productions.
|David Morrow, musician/accompanist
Soon after moving from New York City to Germany, in 1989, David began work with William Forsythe at Ballet Frankfurt. Since then, he has frequently appeared on stage, as pianist, speaker, performer, or composer. His most significant works as composer are Decreation (2003), Ricercar (2004), Clouds after Cranach (2005) and Yes We Can’t (Barcelona 2010). Rearray (Sadler’s Wells, London 2011), was created by Forsythe especially for dancer Sylvie Guillem with Nicolas Le Riche. In the years 2005-2010, David also composed extensively for choreographers Xin-Peng Wang (Dortmund) and Verena Weiss (Luzern & Stuttgart). The year 2010 initiated a new phase of creativity, as David began working with the Argentine choreographer Paula Rosolen. Again, came the challenge of being involved, on stage, as a pianist-speaker-performer-composer. In 2012 was the first collaboration with Dominique Rosales to create the music for the film We Are Not Here. 2013 saw performances of Libretto and Piano Men in Frankfurt, followed by Die Farce der Suche in Buenos Aires.
|Marion Rossi, program coordinator
Marion Rossi is a production manager. She has been working for dance and theater productions for 13 years. In France, her home country, she first worked as a production assistant for Théâtre Tattoo, and Théâtre 2 l´Acte, before making herself a freelancer in 2003. In 2004 she came to Frankfurt. Since then, she has been working often with the Forsythe Company, but also with other artists or companies like Allison Brown (Mousonturm, 2006), CPP Studios / IBM (CebiT Hannover 2007), or ID_Frankfurt (AUFTAKT Festival, 2009). She also worked for a project in Congo organized from the GTZ (German Society for International Cooperation), consistently from 2006 until 2008. Since 2010, she is the production and administration manager of Motion Bank, a project of The Forsythe Company. Beside filming sessions and workshops, she organized the touring of the guests companies to Frankfurt. She also organized different events related to Motion Bank for the Tanzkongress Düsseldorf 2013.