Sozo Visions in Motion – 3 Year Professional Contemporary Dance Studies

The SOZO Visions in Motion Program receives international resonance and offers students excellent co-operation partners and a team of international teachers who reflect the trends of an evolving, international dance scene.

Where: Halle 2, Grüner Weg 15-17, 34121, Kassel, Germany – SOZO visions in motion contemporary dance studies

When: choose one of the following Saturdays: 16.05.2020 / 13.06.2020 / 04.07.2020

Deadline for applications: 1 week before the audition

SOZO visions in motion offer as a vocational college for contemporary dance studies, a three year (full time) professional course. The course has state recognition and students have the possibility to apply for BAföG (German state grant).

SOZO visions in motion lay focus on teaching a solid contemporary technique with the aim to connect theory, practice and cognitive knowledge in a holistic way. Looking into the future of our field of work, entrepreneurship and social aspects of dance are also taken into consideration and passed on. The program receives international resonance and offers students excellent co-operation partners (State Theatre of Kassel, University of Arts in Kassel). The students are accompanied by a team of international teachers who reflect the trends of an evolving, international dance scene.

The individual encouragement of creative and expressive dancer personalities is a central goal at SOZO visions in motion and the course offers the impulses needed to coach this individuality. Through mentorship, the students are counselled to find their own potential and abilities and challenged to work independently on these. Through intensive group processes in a respectful atmosphere, each student can follow their intuition and instincts in a responsible manner. Through projects, and movement research, an inter-disciplinary way of working is sort after. The students learn from day one to integrate themselves and invest in creative work processes as co-creators.

How to apply: We strongly advise those interested in studying at our 3-year vocational „Contemporary Dance Studies“, to come a day early and observe classes and meet students the day before the audition. This way each applicant can get to know our school and develop their own impression of the atmosphere, the teachers and the experience of the studying students. If you would like to come and observe on another day, please just arrange this with Deborah Smith-Wicke at
We also advise you by applying early enough. In Kassel, Hessen, Germany the school holidays are earlier than the universities in Europe in general. This means we are beginning the studies MID-AUGUST 2020. It also means you are in a space where you have 39 weeks of full-time training during the year.

For all applications we require the following documents:

• Our application formula online ( – click the link – from 2020 online only)
• Please state which audition date you want to attend.
• Video material including 5 minutes of Ballet material – Barre work / 5 Minutes contemporary material – floor and standing /2-minute improvisation / a Solo (send a youtube / Vimeo / Google link).
• Photographs (portrait photo & dance photo in movement)
• A letter of motivation or a filmed motivation in which you include a short description of your interest in the course at SOZO and why. Please tell us which qualities and skills you bring to contribute to working with a group for 3 years. How would you describe your motivation and passion and your mental capacity to work through a challenging course?

Costs for participants:
The weekend group audition cost 60.-€.
If accepted to come to audition you will receive the bank details for a transfer prior to the audition.

For more information or questions please write to;
Deborah Smith-Wicke

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