With the paper, A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Education in the Arts and Humanities, Kurt Koegel completed his self-designed degree program in Dance, Design and Communication at the University of Minnesota.
Since 1988 he has lived and worked in Europe, teaching for festivals, schools and dance companies.
Training and Workshops for companies include: Wim Vanderkeybus / Ultima Vez (Belgium); Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker / Rosas (Belgium); and, Company Gallotta Dance (France).
Work at Universities include: P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels); SNDO – The School for New Dance Development, (Amsterdam); EDDC – The European Dance Development Center, (Arnhem), SEAD – The Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (Salzburg), the Centre National de la Danse (Paris, Lyon); Kyung Sun University (Busan) and The Korean National University of Arts (Seoul).
From 2007-2011 he designed and directed the Masters Program in Contemporary Dance Pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Frankfurt.
“I am constantly seeking to expand my base of knowledge by research and practice. My work synthesizes influences from the fields of Architecture, yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, and Body-Mind Centering – and equally rock climbing, swimming, running and play. My enthusiasm is directed towards finding more effective ways of teaching performance-oriented, contemporary dance forms that are informed by understandings of the natural and social environment.”