One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive
Jun. 22, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm EDT
June 14-24, 2022, 9:30am-6:00pm
No Classes on June 19
Applicants must be able to attend the entire period
Gibney is thrilled to bring OBOC for the first time to the USA in 2022! In collaboration with our partner, Countertechnique, we’re presenting the OBOC in New York City from 14-24 June. OBOC NYC 2022 takes place in the spacious studios at 890 Broadway (Union Square), and only offers spots up to 62 participants.
The OBOC Intensive has been designed for professional dancers and advanced dance students interested in pursuing a long, healthy and successful career in dance. Working for ten full days with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Senior Teachers Countertechnique Jenia Kasatkina and Joy Davis, Teacher Countertechnique Rosanna Tavarez and Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch, the OBOC offers a wealth of information and lots of lush dancing, to both first time and returning participants. 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.
TO UPHOLD OUR COLLECTIVE SAFETY AND ALIGN WITH THE NEW YORK CITY MANDATE FOR ALL GYMS, PERFORMANCE VENUES, AND INDOOR DINING ESTABLISHMENTS, GIBNEY REQUIRES PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING GIBNEY CENTER (890 BROADWAY OR 280 BROADWAY). MASKS/FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY AT ALL TIMES AT GIBNEY CENTER.
REVIEW THE FULL POLICY AT GIBNEYDANCE.ORG/PLAN-YOUR-VISIT
Countertechnique provides tools for body and mind to deal with the demanding dance practice of the 21st century. It 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.
About Gibney’s Training Program
Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower the future leaders of the field. Learn more.
Video by Pippa Samaya, Anouk van Dijk, and Jerry Remkes