NOD 2 Week Workshop with Spenser Theberge
NOD ICD PROGRAM is thrilled to invite you to the 5-day workshop led by Spenser Theberge.
Through this workshop dancers will explore, strategies for improvisation, both as an individual and through group decision making. Spenser will teach improv scenes from Forsythe repertoire, he will guide the dancers through tasks that encourage broadening the spectrum of dynamics and qualities by staying present and taking responsibility for physical choices. Dancers will practice serving themselves through serving the group.
Where: NOD c/o Centro Danza Royal – Via San Marino 89/14 – Torino, Italy
When: June 17- 27 2019
Spenser Theberge is a freelance performing artist and creator from Portland, Oregon, USA. He received his early training from the School of Oregon Ballet Theater, Columbia Dance, and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Spenser graduated from The Juilliard School in 2009 and began dancing with the Netherlands Dance Theater II. In 2012, Spenser was promoted to Netherlands Dance Theater I where he created with and danced the works of Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Lightfoot Leon, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Hans van Manen, and Alexander Ekman, among others. In 2013, Spenser joined The Forsythe Company as a guest artist for the final two seasons of the company before its closure in 2015. Freelancing since then, Spenser has most recently been seen as a guest artist with Crystal Pite’s Kidd Pivot, the Gothenburg Opera Dance Company, and the ARIAS Company.
Spenser’s own work has been presented and supported internationally, with commissions presented at The Korzo Theater, Gothenburg Opera Dance Company, Place des Arts, The Juilliard School, and the Queer Biennial III in LA. Spenser also collaborates with partner Jermaine Spivey, and their work has been supported by Hollins University, PACT Zollverein, Nuova Officina
As a creator, Spenser has also designed costumes for Andrea Miller, the ARIAS Company, and performing artist Frances Chiaverini, as well as his own creations. He is also the text writer behind Alexander Ekman’s award-winning “Cacti” and “Hubbub”. Most recently, Spenser has begun working as a concept coordinator and Movement Director, his work seen across music videos, blogs, and print.
Spenser is a member of the dance faculty at California Institute of the Arts and conducts master classes at conservatories, schools, and summer programs across America, Europe, and Asia. Spenser is a Young Arts award winner, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and a Princess Grace Award winner.
To register please send your short CV and a video of you dancing and fill the Google doc form to the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeR4DtuaAVTJaMUSRhsrB9uQjKKD1QPz5UmYTALKBMNAKt9Fw/viewform
Costs for participants: REGULAR FEE (2 weeks) € 300,00 NOD members rate € 350,00 Non -members rate (VAT 22% included)
For further information, please visit https://www.nuovaofficinadelladanza.org/copia-di-june-18