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Countertechnique and HJS are proud to bring the One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive (OBOC) back to Amsterdam. After six successful editions in Australia, the OBOC is returning to Amsterdam from 29 July – 9th August 2019. The OBOC 2019 brings together participants from all over the world to delve into Anouk van Dijk’s Countertechnique method, to learn invaluable skills for your career and to build connections around the globe.
Working for ten full days with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Master TeacherNina Wollny, Senior TeacherNiharika Senapatiand Alexander Technique expertTom Koch, the OBOC offers a wealth of information to both first time and returning participants.
The OBOC Intensive is for professional dancers and advanced dance 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 physical practice, theory, discourse and creative 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.
Countertechnique Founder Anouk van Dijk will share her love for space, improvisation and the creative process, Master Teacher Nina Wollny will teach her much sought-after partnering workshop alongside her dynamic anatomy sessions, Senior Countertechnique Teacher Niharika Senapati will offer insights in Anouk van Dijk’s repertory for Chunky Move and strategies for performance practice, and Tom Koch will introduce his specific approach of Alexander Technique for dancers in plenary and individual sessions. The intensive will conclude with a shared presentation of the various workshops.
All previous OBOC’s have drawn a mix of participants from around the world including North America, Asia, Europe, South-America, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. The OBOC is not only the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in Countertechnique, but also an amazing event to meet international dancers, teachers and choreographers, who are interested in pursuing long careers and who love dancing!
Applications for the OBOC close on Sunday 1 March 2019.
The full cost for the intensive is €950. A one-time Application Fee of €25 is required for all applicants.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Early Bird spots are available at a price of €925 to successful applicants who have submitted their application by Friday 15 February 2019.
DEADLINES Applications close on Friday 1 March 2019 at midnight. Successful applicants will be notified by Tuesday 12 March 2019 at the latest.
DATES 29 July – 9 August 2019 10am-6pm, Monday to Friday Applicants must be able to attend the full two-week period
LOCATION The OBOC will be using three spacious studios at theChassé Studiosin Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam-West. All participants are responsible for arranging their own housing, but options to explore will be provided by the organisation.
HOW TO APPLY Due to the limited number of places, candidates are asked to submit a personal motivation statement and CV for consideration in PDF format, together not exceeding two pages. An additional online dancer’s reel is required, which should include footage shot in a studio (improvisation or choreography). Applications are assessed on level and motivation.