One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive 

JUNE 14 – 24  – ORGANIZED BY COUNTERTECHNIQUE IN COLLABORATION WITH GIBNEY

Gibney is partnering with Countertechnique to offer the One Body, One Career Intensive (OBOC) in the United States for the first time in June 2022!

Dancers will work with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director, Anouk van Dijk and other renowned teaching artists for ten full days. OBOC offers a wealth of information, lots of lush dancing, and a welcoming, global network of dancers for both first-time and returning participants!

OBOC NYC 2022 takes place in our spacious studios at 890 Broadway (Union Square). 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

About the Program

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, other movement styles and through performance seasons.

The 2022 OBOC Intensive in New York City will run for ten full days. Daily Countertechnique classes and Practical Tools sessions will be run by Countertechnique Founder Anouk van Dijk and Senior Teacher Jenia Kasatkina. in addition to this, Jenia Kasatkina will offer insights in Anouk van Dijk’s recent repertoire created in Germany (Munich Kammerspiele) and Sweden (Skanes Dansteater), Senior Teacher Joy Davis and Countertechnique teacher Rosanna Tavarez will run additional Countertechnique classes in their lush and distinct styles, and Alexander Technique teacher Tom Koch will introduce his specific approach of Alexander Technique for dancers, in both plenary and individual sessions.

As creative workshops, Anouk van Dijk will invite you into her artistic process, Jenia Kasatkina will run an interactive composition workshop departing from  repertory material, and Joy Davis will share her favourite tools for a delightful improvisation practice. The OBOC will conclude with a sharing of the various workshops.

Dates

June 14-24, 2022, 9:30am-6:00pm
No Classes on June 19
Applicants must be able to attend the entire period

Program Fees

The full cost for the intensive is $1,475 USD. A one-time application fee of $25 USD is required for all applicants.

Application Details

Applications are open from January 5-30

Applications close on Sunday 30 January 2022 at midnight. Applicants will be notified by Friday 11 February 2022.

The number of program participants is limited to ensure that each dancer receives individualized attention. Please 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 considered based on motivation and entrance level.

For any additional questions and all the conditions that apply to the program, please consult Countertechnique’s FAQ page before applying.

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Video by Pippa Samaya, Anouk van Dijk, and Jerry Remkes