In 2016, we’re looking forward to presenting once again the very successful One Body, One Career intensive in Melbourne, Australia, from 18 to 29 July. Bringing participants from all over the world since 2006, these international intensives are a first hand opportunity to learn about Anouk van Dijk’s Countertechnique method.
Curated and taught by Chunky Move Artistic Director, Anouk van Dijk, in conjunction with international guest teachers, Countertechnique Master TeacherNina 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 an intensive introduction to the distinct elements and methodology that form Countertechnique, Anouk van Dijk’s movement system and training method. 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.
This year’s intensive will offer daily Countertechnique classes and Practical Tools sessions. Nina Wollny will teach her much sought-after partnering workshop and Tom Koch will build on his specific approach of Alexander Technique for dancers in plenary and individual sessions. Anouk van Dijk and Nina Wollny will lead creative workshops on the use of communication on the dance floor, both in practice and in performance. In addition, participants will learn recent company repertoire with Chunky Move dancer and Countertechnique teacher Niharika Senapati. The intensive will conclude with a shared presentation of the various workshops.
* Please note: for those who wish to further their practice, Countertechnique classes will run the week following the intensive as part of our regular professional dance class program. Classes will be taught by international guest teachers who are in Melbourne for the biennial Countertechnique Teachers Training (CTTT).
SCHEDULE & PRICES
The intensive will run for two weeks, full-time, Monday to Friday from 18 to 29 July 2016. You must be able to attend the full two-week period.
The full cost for the intensive is $870 AUD. An Early Bird price of $820 AUD is available until Friday 12 February.
2013, 2014 and 2015 returning participants can register for the reduced price of $820 AUD up until Friday 11 March (final closing date).
Applications close Friday 11 March 2016.
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 3 pages. An additional online show reel is recommended.
Returning participants do not need to submit a motivation statement. Full details in the application form.
“This was incredible, truly groundbreaking for me. My only frustration was: why didn’t somebody tell me this a long time ago?” (previous participant)
“The best and most thoughtfully prepared intensive I have ever experienced. Cannot wait for another opportunity.” (previous participant)
Images: Sarah Walker