Chunky Move is excited to once again host the immensely popular One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive, from July 3rd to 14th 2017. The 10th edition since its inception in 2006, this 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 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 demanding performance seasons.
This year’s intensive will offer daily Countertechnique classes and Practical Tools sessions. Nina Wollny will teach her much sought-after partnering workshop alongside her lively 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 and creation. This year’s performance focus will be on ‘the performer as vessel’. In addition, participants will learn and perform recent Chunky Move repertoire. The intensive will conclude with a shared presentation of the various workshops at Chunky Move’s Studio Theatre.
* 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 Chunky Move dancers and Melbourne-based Countertechnique teachers.
The intensive will run for two weeks, full-time, Monday to Friday from 3 to 14 July 2017. You must be able to attend the full two-week period.
The full cost for the intensive is $900 AUD.
An Early Bird price of $870 AUD is available until Thursday 22 December 2016.
Returning participants (2013 – 2016 editions) and tertiary dance students can register at the Early Bird price until the closing date (15 January 2017).
Applications close on Sunday 15 January 2017 at midnight.
Due to the limited number of places, candidates are asked to submit a personal motivation statement, a CV and a web link to recent work or a show reel for consideration. Returning participants do not need to submit a motivation statement. Full details in the application form.