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TICKETS Performances BA HONS


13. Juli 2021 // 19.30 Uhr 

14. Juli 2021 // 19.30 Uhr


Der diesjährige Diplomjahrgang 2018-21 der Höheren Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz und die erfolgreichen Bachelor of Art UCD Abgänger*innen 2020-21 stellen sich zum Abschluss des Studienganges in verschiedenen Choreografien vor. Die Werke sind auf die Studierenden zugeschnitten und teils mit ihnen gemeinsam erarbeitet worden.

In diesem Jahr präsentieren sie Werke der/des Choreograf*innen: Paula Lansley (GB/CH), Félix Duméril (CH), Muhammed Kaltuk (CH), Philipp Egli (CH), Sabri Colin (F) und Ishan Rustem (GB/CH).


Schulleitung: Frank Rutishauser
Künstlerische Leitung: Jochen Heckmann


Normal: CHF 20.00
Ermässigt: CHF 15.00 Legi, Kinder, AHV, Tanzschaffende


Bühne A / Schauspielakademie Zürich / Gessnerallee 9, 8001 Zürich

TICKETS Performances HF ZUB



15. Juli 2021 // 19.30 Uhr 

16. Juli 2021 // 19.30 Uhr


Der diesjährige 1. und 2. Studienjahrgang der Höheren Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz stellt sich zum Abschluss des Studienjahres 2020/21 in verschiedenen Choreografien vor.

Die beiden Studienjahrgänge präsentieren Werke der/des Choreograf*innen: Valentin Alfery (A), Corneliu Ganea (ROM/NL), Luca Signoretti (I/CH), Muriel Mollet (CH) & Dorothée Däster (CH), Olivia Hernandez-Candelas (CH) & Branca Scheidegger (CH) und Sabri Colin (F).


Schulleitung:    Frank Rutishauser
Künstlerische Leitung:    Jochen Heckmann


Normal: CHF 20.00
Ermässigt: CHF 15.00 Legi, Kinder, AHV, Tanzschaffende


Bühne A / Schauspielakademie Zürich / Gessnerallee 9, 8001 Zürich





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alumnus wins 1st place

We congratulate Muhammed Kaltuk for the first place at the international Solo Dance Festival 2020 in Stuttgart.

He won for the best choreogarphy as well as the residence price of Theater Plauen Zwickau against more than 270 competitors from 48 countries.

A big bravo to the two performers of the winning piece: Roki Tanaka and Egon Gerber!

All of the three promising young artists are graduates of the Study course Urban and Contempory Dance of our graduate school in Zurich


Find the trailer to the winning piece here



Bboy El Nino

We are proud to having had intensive classes with Bboy El Nino of Floorlords Crew from Boston.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon back again!

The first diploma exams of the HF ZUB are done // Words of the artistic director I

A huge piece of work over the timespan of three years of the teachers, the students and the artistic director has come to its climax.

Jochen Heckmann, the artistic director of HF ZUB, took the opportunity to send a spontaneous word of appreciation and thank to his teachers, students and experts which we want to share with you below:


Dear Pioneer students (3.year) and teachers of the HF ZUB in Zürich I

What a WOWing Diploma-exam -session today.Already yesterday you proved, that you all understood what Ballet is doing for you as professional dancers and you succeeded very well the demanding class of amazing Lesli Wiesner.

And today you flashed me with your Urban exams. What joy and pleasure seeing you execute some incredible power moves, flow steps and freezes in the Breakdance with your own flavours, prepared by the gorgeous Olivia Marinoni.
Getting the dancefloor burning with your extreme personalities, styles and mixes in the HipHop/House sections and battles in the set up of Michael Bredy (the fire extinguisher was definitely needed...)

And finally the very subtle, complex variations and beautiful interpretation in the Popping exam of Seng'Kit Danny.
You made me feel so proud today and demonstrated, that the idea and set up of this first curriculum of the HF ZUB is on an excellent way.

Thanks to Udo Kersten and Sara Narbutas-Bocek for their time and effort to judge the first official Ballett Diploma exams.
Thanks to Poppin-Hood (Sven Weller) and Saul Hernandez to be so brave and taking on the challenge to judge the 3 Urban exams.

You are all pioneers and deserving my highest respect.

The first diploma exams of the HF ZUB are done // Words from the artistic director II

Dear Pioneer students (3.year) and teachers of the HF ZUB in Zürich II

It's done.

My final students from the HF ZUB finished up the 2. part of the Diploma-exams and did such a wonderful job. The last two classes in Contemporary Dance with the highly appreciated and experienced Paula Lansley and the lecture in my style (supported by the inspiring and dedicated musician and corepititor Christina Weidmann-Weber) were just such a pleasure and I have got tears in my eyes, watching those 12 students dancing, moving and going to and beyond their borders and limits.
Congratulations to all of you.
A big Thank you to Jacqueline Beck and Etienne Frey to take over the responsability for judging those young dancers and supporting the HF...

I am looking so much forward to keep the next 4weeks working on my piece with you and cant wait to see the other 4 creations of Paula Lansley, Philipp Egli, Bollwerk Andrea Boll / Michael Bredy and Rafael Smadja in Tanzhaus Zürich on the 7./8.July.



The students get the possibility:
– to apply what they learn in the education on stage
– to socialize and to network, which is important for their career as a dancer afterwards
– to become acquainted with a new environment and new people

These were some places where students of the HF ZUB passed an internship:
 • Dana Foglia Co. / London (GB)
• Tanz Luzerner Theater
• Parsons Dance L.A. (USA)
• Theater St. Gallen Tanzkompanie
• miR- Compagnie / Basel
• Breakthrough Dance Festival / Zürich
• Ballett des Landestheater / Linz (A)
• Bollwerk / Zürich
• Ballett Tiroler Landestheater / Innsbruck (A)
• Ballett Theater / Nordhausen (D)
• Theater Basel ( Schauspiel)
• Bounce Streetdance Company (SWE )
• Theater / Kempten (D)



The HF ZUB is cooperating with the theatre of Gessnerallee, Zurich
The theatre of Gessnerallee works closely with students of the HF ZUB to provide an insight into the prospective occupational field. The students get to know the whole process of a production in Gessnerallee (from the idea to the realization) using the example of the student's real or fictive projects. This is a great possibility for students of the HF ZUB to gain experience with and on stage as well as to widen the own network.