Located at the Uferstudios in Berlin Wedding, the HZT - Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin is the joint responsibility of the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst “Ernst Busch“ (HfS) in cooperation with TanzRaumBerlin, a network of the professional dance scene.
Founded in 2006 the HZT Berlin commenced as a pilot project within the framework of the federal cultural initiative Tanzplan Deutschland. From 2010 onwards it has been incorporated within the institutional university framework.
The HZT Berlin offers three study courses: „Dance, Context, Choreography“ (Bachelor of Arts), „Solo/ Dance/ Authorship“ (Master of Arts) and „Choreography“ (Master of Arts). It provides a practice led and research driven education in contemporary dance, choreography and performance. Close connection between academic education and professional artistic practice characterizes the courses which offer an experimental approach to study, combine practice-led artistic and research driven education, and practical career guidance.