Gisela Peters-Rohse

Gisela Peters-Rohse | Foto © Bettina Stöß

Gisela Peters-Rohse was born in 1938 and received her professional dance training at Lola Rogge’s modern dance school in Hamburg. She danced at several German city theatres and in parallel trained in a wide variety of dance techniques throughout Europe.

Since 1967 she worked together with her husband Kurt Peters, the founder of the German Dance Archive Cologne, as a dance journalist, especially for the monthly issues of “Das Tanzarchiv”.

From 1970, she was head of the children’s ballet department and the pedagogical seminar for children’s dance at the Rheinische Musikschule, Konservatorium der Stadt Köln. From 1986-2001, she was a lecturer in Laban’s Spatial and Movement Theory, Improvisation and Folk Dance, and Children’s Dance Pedagogy at the Institute for Stage Dance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance.

In addition to her pedagogical work, she became known for many remarkable choreographies for children and developed her own teaching concept and methodology, which she has been teaching for about 10 years at the invitation of various educational institutions in Beijing, Moscow, Leningrad, Singapore, Brazil and Switzerland.


(Press office Peters-Rohse)

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