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Henner Drewes

Henner Drewes is a dancer and scholar and specialized in movement notations. He studied dance and notation at the Jerusalem Rubin Academy for Music and Dance, at the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv and at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. Some of his most influencing teachers are Amos Hetz, Einya Cohen (Jerusalem), Tirza Sapir (Tel Aviv), and Christine Eckerle (Essen). In 2002 he obtained his PhD at the University of Leipzig with his dissertation "Transformations - Movement in Notation Systems and Digital Processing" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Claudia Jeschke.

Since 1994 Henner Drewes has been teaching notation and movement, since 2003 at various universities a.o. at the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv, at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and Anton-Bruckner University in Linz, Austria. He is a member of RikudNetto Dance Group / Tel Aviv (artistic director Tirza Sapir).

In 2006 he was granted the Tanzwissenschaftspreis NRW for his proposed project From Notation to Computer Generated 3D Animation. From 2008 until 2010 he was research assistant in the project "Visualizing (the Derra de Moroda) Dance Archives" in the Department for Dance Studies at Salzburg University. Since 2010 he teaches movement notation and movement analysis at the Institute of Contemporary Dance at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen.

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