Master Classes: Countertechnique - Gibney
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Master Classes: Countertechnique

Countertechnique
WITH ANOUK VAN DIJK

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. The Practical Tools Sessions offer more in depth and personalized information on how to implement the tools from Countertechnique in class, rehearsal and performance.

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. The Practical Tools Sessions offer more in depth and personalized information on how to implement the tools from Countertechnique in class, rehearsal and performance.

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ANOUK VAN DIJK BIOGRAPHY

Anouk van Dijk (NL/AU) is the Founder of Countertechnique. She has been the Artistic Director of Australian contemporary dance company Chunky Move from 2012 – 2019. Before moving to Australia in 2012, Anouk van Dijk had an extensive career as a choreographer and dancer in Europe. Starting her career as a dancer in the late 80’s, Van Dijk formed her own dance company in 1998 in Amsterdam, producing twenty full-length works that toured the globe. In 2012 Van Dijk was awarded the Golden Swan (Gouden Zwaan) – the Netherlands’ most prestigious dance accolade – in recognition of her outstanding artistic and academic contribution to dance in her home country. Since arriving in Australia in 2012, Anouk van Dijk has created eleven further full evening works for Chunky Move, which have toured internationally extensively. Anouk works currently as a free-lance choreographer, director and educator, and amongst others prepares a new creation for Germany’s renowned theatre, the Münchner Kammerspiele, to premiere October 2020.


ACCESSIBILITY

Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560