pro.formance 2.0 – A Modular Seminar Series

pro.formance 2.0 is intendes for experienced artists and culture makers who have already been working within the independent performing arts for some time.
It is composed of modular seminars that can be flexibly combined, focusing on the topics Communication in Artistic Everyday Life, Dealing with Time, Feedback Methods and Artistic Leadership. In addition to the four seminars with Eva Hartmann and Kristin Guttenberg, we are also offering individual advisement sessions with Christina Runge that build upon these seminars and explore the topic of Reset or Delete: Dealing with Unrealized Projects (because they have remained unfinanced up until now).

Participation in the seminars as well as the individual advisement sessions is free of charge for artists with a registered residence in Berlin.
Certificates will be issued at the end of the seminars. Participations is limited to 14 participants. The individual advisement sessions of 1.5 hours can be booked by participants of the pro.formance 2.0 seminars on an individual basis. The time and place of the advisement sessions will be coordinated individually.

If you are interested in being part of pro.formance 2.0, please send a short CV as well as a statement of motivation explaining your desire to participate in the seminar by August 30, 2019 to: therese.schmidt(at)pap-berlin.de.

The seminars

Communication in Artistic Everyday Life: Small Changes, Big Effect!
Seminar with Eva Hartmann
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE!
September 19, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:
Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Berlin
 
This seminar focuses on communication processes and illuminates the changes that are possible when we break old patterns of behavior in communication with ourselves as well as with others. Especially in artistic creative processes, it is important to find a progressive balance between positive reinforcements and constructive criticisms (with oneself as well as with colleagues). Communication patterns are focused on in the first step and examined and initial strategies are also developed for allowing these to slowly change and be gradually integrated both within one's personal everyday life as well as within the artistic working process.
 
 
Thoughts on Dealing with Time
Seminar with Eva Hartmann
September 26, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:
Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Berlin
 
"I don't have any time. I'm chasing after time. I don't use my time properly. I can't get all of it done in the time I have…" - sometimes it seems as though time is an unchanging force that dominates us and shapes our lives. In this workshop, we will dedicate ourselves to the questions that will allow us to achieve a self-determined manner of dealing with time: What do I want (to do with my time)? What do I want to use my time for? What don't I want to do and what do I want to do instead? And how can I make a to-do list out of this that suits me and which I can complete without time pressure and that I also want to complete? Over the course of individual and group exercises, we will conduct exchanges on these and other questions and allow the first possible ideas to come into being that, in the future, will let us work against our upbringing and our habits to approach the notion of time in a new way.
 
 
Feedback in Artistic Praxis
Seminar with Kristin Guttenberg
October 17, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:
Lettrétage, Mehringdamm 61, 10961 Berlin
 
Reflection and feedback are essential components of creative and working processes in artistic praxis.  This concerns specific situations of professional exchange that we experience in different forms: as individual feedback, between team members, with peers, mentors, employers, representatives of the media, the professional community and the public. This practical module offers background information and tools for specific and consciously designed feedback sessions and formats for a variety of situations and needs. It provides an introduction to various feedback methods in the performing arts and provide a basis for the (further) development of one's own approaches and processes in practice.


Artistic Leadership – Leadership in Artistic Processes
Seminar with Kristin Guttenberg
October 17, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue:
Kunstkooperative, Oranienstrasse 163, 10969 Berlin

This practical module focuses on leadership processes in artistic work while working individually, in teams and on projects as well as artistic positions with inherent leadership tasks. It provides illumination on basic themes and questions of process and team leadership and offers approaches and methodologies for the specific transfer into individual artistic fields. In doing so, special situations and challenges will be examined and can be dealt with individually.
 
 
reset or delete? Dealing with Unrealized Projects (because they have remained unfinanced up until now)
Individual advisement with Christina Runge
 
Over the course of one's everyday working life, there is often no or little time to think about unrealized concepts and/or funding applications that have been rejected. This individual advisement session is dedicated to specific reflection about the following questions, amongst others: Is the project still relevant for me as a whole? Or are there parts of it that I would like to transform into something else? delete or reset... and if yes, how?
 
The individual advisement sessions of 1.5 hours can be booked by participants of the pro.formance 2.0 seminars. To do so, please send a request to: beratung(at)pap-berlin.de
The time and place of the advisement sessions will be coordinated individually.

The Workshop Directors

Eva Hartmann is a accredited Relational Dynamics 1st coach since 2013, freelance dramatic adviser and manager/producer in Berlin. MA in theatre sciences about Joseph Beuys and his actions.Selected works amongst others: International Theatre Academy Ruhr, Bochum, 1999; performance festival reich & berühmt, Podewil Berlin; collaboration with several artists; since 2002 international manager, producer and dramatic adviser for the German/English Arts Collective Gob Squad;  board of directors LAFT Berlin in 2009/2010. Lectures and workshops for universities and cultural organizations as well as mentor for young artists and producers. Increasingly interested in the way we live, work and communicate with ourselves and each other and to find the most appropriate way to do so. www.evahartmanncoaching.wordpress.com

Christina Runge lives in Berlin working as a freelance dramaturg and producer.
From 2002-2005 she worked as an assistant to the artistic director and dramaturg at Prater of Volksbuehne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin with theatre, performance and film artists such as René Pollesch, Stefan Pucher, Schorsch Kamerun, Jan Ritsema, Tim Staffel, Lorenz/Kuster/Boudry and hangover ltd. Since 2006 she works as a freelancer on performance, theatre and film productions of various artists such as German-British arts collective Gob Squad, hangover ltd., Interrobang, Lindy Annis, La Hengst / Mueller-Klug and Schorsch Kamerun. She also curated site specific projects such as the mobile container theatre „Rollende Road Schau“ of Volksbuehne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin (2003-2006) and in 2014 „Be Part of Something Bigger“ in cooperation with Gob Squad, a long weekend at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin reflecting on the collective as a concept and working method. And again since 2006 she held lectures and workshops in Alexandria/Egypt, Hildesheim/Germany, Leipzig/Germany, Manchester/UK and elsewhere.

Kristin Guttenberg works independently in Berlin. Having been educated in the areas of the performing arts, body therapy, social education and management, she works at the intersection of the performing arts & martial arts - learning & education - individual & society. She has worked within the education and cultural sectors as an instructor and teaching coach, as a coach for independent groups and artists, in project development and project management as well as on interdisciplinary projects. She has taught at a variety of art academies within Germany and abroad since the year 2000. She has helped to develop and support curricula for academies and other artistic institutions in the areas of performing arts physiology, institutional and project management, teacher development, coaching and further education for academy instructors. In 2002, she was a founding member of the Kurt Singer Institute for Music Physiology of the Berlin Academy of Music and Berlin University of the Arts as well as a member of its leadership from 2008 - 2010.
From 2006 - 2008, she was a lecturer and coach in the pilot and initial phase of the Inter-University Centre for Contemporary Dance Berlin. From 2008 - 2012, she was a guest professor and director of the department of music physiology.