One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive back in Europe! Join us from July 30 – August 9 at HJS in Amsterdam.

Where: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When: July 30 – August 9 (day off: Aug 4)

Deadline for applications: January 30

Countertechnique and Henny Jurriëns Studio are proud to bring the One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive (OBOC) back to the Netherlands in 2022!

The OBOC will be presented in Amsterdam from 30 July – 9 August, 2022. Working for ten full days with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Senior Countertechnique Teachers Elita Cannata and Niharika Senapati, Countertechnique Teacher James Vu Anh Pham and Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch, the OBOC offers a wealth of information and lots of lush dancing, 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 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.

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The 2022 OBOC Intensive in Amsterdam 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 Elita Cannata. In addition to this, Senior Teacher Niharika Senapati and Countertechnique Teacher James Vu Anh Pham will offer insights in Anouk van Dijk’s extensive choreographic repertoire for Chunky Move, Niharika Senapati  and James Vu Anh Pham will run additional Countertechnique classes in their own 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 main creative workshops, Anouk van Dijk will invite you into her artistic process, and Niharika Senapati will share her insights in developing more agency in  performing. The OBOC will conclude with a sharing of the various workshops.

OBOC Amsterdam takes place in an intimate setting at the spacious Chassé Dance Studios, and only offers spots up to 62 participants. Previous editions have drawn a mix of participants from all around the world. The OBOC is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in Countertechnique, and also an amazing event to meet other dance artists, teachers and dance makers who are interested in pursuing long, creative careers and who love dancing!

How to apply: 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.

Applications are open from January 5-30. Find the registration form here:

For any additional questions and all the conditions that apply to the program, please consult our FAQ page before applying:

Costs for participants: 1,075 EUR

Contact details: The Henny Jurriëns Studio and Countertechnique teams will do our best to answer your questions, but we encourage you to review our extensive FAQ page before reaching out to or submitting your application. This page will also provide you with all relevant conditions applicable to the program. All participants are expected to have read the information on the FAQ page prior to applying:

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