Countertechnique and Henny Jurriëns Studio (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.

Where: Chassé Dance Studios, Amsterdam The Netherlands

When: 29 July – 9 August 2019

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2019

Working for ten full days with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Master Teacher Nina Wollny, Senior Teacher Niharika Senapati and Alexander Technique expert Tom 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 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.

Each OBOC operates in an intimate setting and only offers spots up to 50 participants. All previous editions 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!

How to apply:
Please read through all the information on the website page: , and regsiter using the link on the page register here:

Costs for participants:
Full price: €950, earlybirds: €925

Contact details:
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