One Body, One Career Intensive

Chunky Move and Countertechnique are excited to once again present the immensely popular, One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive, from July 2nd to 13th 2018. Initiated by Anouk van Dijk in 2006, and now in its 6th Asia-Pacific edition hosted by Chunky Move the two-week intensive brings together Australian and international participants and offers a first hand opportunity to learn about Anouk van Dijk’s Countertechnique, a movement method and training system for dancers.

Currently taught by 28 teachers worldwide in dance companies, professional training programs and universities, Countertechnique has influenced a plethora of professional performers, teachers and makers around the globe. The One Body One Career Intensive is the annual program that offers in depth study, exchange and a dedicated two weeks of luscious dancing.

Curated and taught by Chunky Move Artistic Director and Countertechnique Founder, Anouk van Dijk, in conjunction with international guest teachers, Countertechnique Master Teacher Nina Wollny and American Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch, the intensive is for professional dancers and advanced students interested in pursuing a long, healthy and successful career in dance.

First time participants will gain a detailed introduction to the distinct elements and methodology that form Countertechnique, while returning participants will have the opportunity to deepen and expand their understanding. Through theory, physical practice, discourse and workshops, participants will gain a set of practical tools that they will be able to draw from and apply in their daily dance practice and through performance seasons.

Next year’s intensive will offer daily Countertechnique classes and Practical Tools sessions. Nina Wollny will teach her much sought-after partnering workshop alongside her dynamic Anatomy sessions and Tom Koch will build on his specific approach of Alexander Technique for dancers in plenary and individual sessions. Anouk van Dijk will share her love for space, improvisation and the creative process. In addition, participants will learn and perform recent Chunky Move repertoire. The intensive will conclude with a shared presentation of the various workshops at the Chunky Move Studios.


The One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive will run from 2 – 13 July 2018, full-time, Monday to Friday. You must be able to attend the full two-week period.

The full cost for the intensive is $930 AUD.
An Early Bird price of $900 AUD is available to successful applicants who have submitted their application prior to Friday 15 December 2017.
Returning participants (2014 – 2017 editions) and tertiary dance students can register at the Early Bird price until the closing date (14 January 2018). 

Applications close on Sunday 14 January 2018 at midnight.
Due to the limited number of places, candidates are asked to submit a personal motivation statement and CV for consideration in PDF format and not exceeding three pages. An additional online show reel is required. Applications are assessed on level and motivation.

For full details, please review the application form.



For those who wish to further their practice, Countertechnique classes will run following the Intensive as part of our regular professional dance class program, taught by Melbourne-based Countertechnique teachers.

In addition, volunteer dancers are needed for the biennial Countertechnique Teachers Training (18 – 29 July), which will also take place in the Chunky Move Studios. For more information