Fondazione Nazionale della Danza, Italian leading production dance centre, in partnership with Festival of Athens and Epidaurus and MM Contemporary Dance Company, is looking for young Greek dancers that will join to an international educational project, curated by some of the most interesting choreographers of the Greek and Italian scene.

Where: Athens Conservatoire, Athens, Greece

When: Sunday 27th January, 10.00 am.

Deadline for applications: 20th January 2019

Fondazione Nazionale della Danza/Aterballetto is the leading Italian company, major in a contemporary dance repertory, that in the last years has collaborated with the choreographers Jiří Kylián, Johan Inger, Hofesh Shechter, Andonis Foniadakis, Jiří Pokorný, Cristiana Morganti, Giuseppe Spota, Eugenio Scigliano, Michele Di Stefano.

From January 2019, in collaboration with Festival of Athens and Epidaurus it will promote an international project titled “Return Trip”, that will offer the possibility to Greek dancers to come in Italy for an intensive workshop within Agora Coaching Project, an educational programme/professional contemporary dance training course, lead by MM Contemporary Dance Company, directed by Michele Merola and Enrico Morelli (

Aim of the project is to offer to the dancers the possibility to join to an international professional contemporary dance course for 3 weeks in June 2019 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, studying with renown Italian and Greek choreographers: Michele Merola, Enrico Morelli, Christos Papadopoulos, Euripides Laskaridis and Patricia Apergi.

The final result of the workshop will be presented in prestigious contexts in Reggio Emilia and other venues in Italy.

The selected dancers will be awarded a scholarship that will cover any cost (trips, diaries, accommodation, cost of the course) related to the participation to the workshop. Some of the dancers could be involved also in new productions of Aterballetto company. At the end of the project, two of the dancers may be offered a one-year intern in Aterballetto Company or one-year scholarship to join the 2019/2020 Agora Coaching Project.

Return Trip is a project supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

What: selection for a 3 weeks International Educational Project. The audition is delivered for male and female dancers with:
– excellent classical technique and excellent contemporary dance technique;
– Fluent spoken English;
– Age between 18 and 25 years.

Who: The audition will be held by Sveva Berti (Aterballetto Artistic Coordinator), Enrico Morelli (Agora Coaching Project co-director) and Saul Daniele Ardillo (Aterballetto dancer and choreographer).

Site of the International Educational Project: Fonderia (headquarters of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza) and other venue in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Dates of the International Educational Project: 3 weeks between June and July 2019.

The final dates of the project will be announced by email to every participant before the audition.

To apply for the audition, please send to
– curriculum vitae
– photos (full figure)
– 2 short videos link, about both rehearsals and performance (optional)

Contact details:
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto
via della Costituzione 39, 42124, Reggio Emilia, Italy
+39 0522 273011

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