3-Week Dance Mentorship with FACT/SF Artistic Director and Certified Countertechnique Teacher Charles Slender-White.

Where: Worldwide via Zoom

When: February 1 – 19, 2021

Deadline for applications: Registration open until program reaches capacity. Space is limited.

This 3-Week Dance Mentorship entails enhancing technique, developing choreographic skills, the creation of a dance film, and relationship building. The goal is for mentees to work with Charles Slender-White and FACT/SF company members and take away specific movement execution tools and choreographic skills that they can use in their own practices as dancers and directors, as well as build long lasting relationships in the field.

Mentees can choose to participate in one, two, or all three weeks of the program. It is also possible to participate in technique only, repertory only, or both. Technique and rehearsals take place Monday through Thursday, while Fridays are special movement practice sessions with Guest Artists and Discussions with Guest Speakers.

15 technique classes
12 rehearsals
3 moderated discussions with guest speakers
1 on 1 coaching with FACT/SF Artistic Director and certified Countertechnique teacher Charles Slender-White
choreography skills developed
work alongside FACT/SF company members
dance film screening featuring mentees

previous dance training & passion for movement
performance experience or curiosity about sharing dance with others
desire to adapt, create, connect, and contribute

Week One: February 1-5
Week Two: February 8-12
Week Three: February 15-19

TIME (Pacific Standard Time):
3-4:15 pm Technique
4:30-6 pm Repertory

When reviewing applications, HAVEN considers in addition to technical skill and artistry, a dancer’s heart, mind, passion, generosity, sense of humor, self-expression, potential for bold contribution, and spirit.

To apply, send the following materials to Skye@thehaven.dance –
Video Statement of Interest (talk to camera about yourself and why you are interested in Dance Mentorship at HAVEN)
Biography and/or Resume
Links to Application Video(s)
Please upload your Video Statement of Interest and Application Videos to Dropbox, Vimeo, or Youtube, and provide links (include passwords if needed). Videos that need to be downloaded will NOT be considered.

Please include the following in your application video(s):
1 minute of improvisation
1-3 minutes of performance footage (on stage if possible)
Send links (include passwords if needed) that connect directly to videos posted to Dropbox, Vimeo, or Youtube. Do NOT send videos that need to be downloaded.

Costs for participants: $400 per week
$1200 for 3 weeks
$150 technique only per week
$250 repertory only per week

Full and Partial Scholarships are available! Details for how to apply for scholarship: www.thehaven.dance/dance-mentorship

Contact details: skye@thehaven.dance

For further information, please visit https://www.thehaven.dance/dance-mentorship

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