Countertechnique and Chunky Move Repertoire with Anouk van Dijk

Tuesday, June 13 – Friday, June 16

This intensive is now full. A waiting list is available for drop-in spots.
Check the class schedule for details.

The workshop will start with a 1hr 45min Countertechnique class, followed by a 1hr Practical Tools session, which will introduce different tools each day. After lunch, you will work on Chunky Move Repertoire and create new material, applying the Countertechnique tools. Be prepared to move, sweat, laugh, think, try, err, and challenge yourself in this workshop. The Countertechnique class and Practical Tools session are all about enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible. The Repertoire & Creation segment will be aimed at professional dancers, who are able to work quickly, think creatively and perform at a high physical level.

About Countertechnique


Countertechnique is a movement system to help the dancer think about the dancing body, focusing on the process of incorporating information into action. Within a clear structure of exercises, the Countertechnique class thoroughly prepares the body for rehearsal and performance, enabling dancers to move bigger, more fluidly and more spatially, while becoming stronger and more flexible.

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    Instructors

  • Anouk van Dijk

    Anouk van Dijk is the Founder of Countertechnique and Artistic Director of contemporary dance company Chunky Move in Melbourne, Australia. Born in the Netherlands, Van Dijk started her career as a lead soloist for Rotterdam Dance Company, later moving to Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company. From 1996, she committed herself exclusively to the creation and performance of her own work. Her works toured to the world’s most famous festivals and venues, attracting broad audiences and critical acclaim. In 2012, Van Dijk was awarded the Golden Swan Award – the Netherlands’ most prestigious dance accolade. That year, she was also appointed Chunky Move’s Artistic Director, in which role she created seven full evening works between 2012-2017.