The 4th year students of the SNDO - School for New Dance Development graduate by creating two works next to writing a thesis and completing their internship. The first programs are presented in Spring, the final ones in June. These programs take place in venues outside the school offering the students professional working conditions and the artistic context. In July the graduation works travel to Berlin, to be presented at the Uferstudios.
The SNDO—School for New Dance Development —offers a full time four year professional education course leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Art – Choreography. The school was founded in 1975 as an attempt to find new directions for dance next to the existing forms and styles that dominated the field. After forty years, the SNDO remains inquisitive, open minded, and in the foreground of progressive developments in the fields of dance and performance. In the curriculum, the school establishes the conditions from which the creativity of the student can emerge. Reflection on the specific qualities of dance and performance as art forms is developed, and awareness of the body and the artistic, social and political implications of working with it take precedence.
Graduation class for the BA Choreography: Ahmed El Gendy, Stina Fors, Mami Kang, Emile Lagarde, Netti Nüganen, Diego Oliveira, Raoni Saleh, Alexey Shkolnik, Elisabeth Raymond
Artistic director SNDO: Bojana Mladenović; Mentor SNDO 4: Bruno Listopad and Ana Vujanović; Production Manager: Charlot van der Meer; Light designer and head of technique: Martin Kaffarnik; Technical assistance: Rik van der Veen; SNDO production and PR coordinator: Stephanie Lühn.