First One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive in the USA! Join us from June 14-24 at Gibney in NYC.

Where: New York City, United States

When: June 14-24, 2022 (day off: 19 June)

Deadline for applications: January 30

Countertechnique and Gibney are proud to present the first One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive (OBOC) in the USA!

The OBOC will be presented in New York City from 14-24 June, 2022. Working for ten full days with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Senior Teachers Countertechnique Jenia Kasatkina and Joy Davis, Teacher Countertechnique Rosanna Tavarez 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.

More info: https://www.countertechnique.com/obocnyc2022/

The 2022 OBOC Intensive in New York City 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 Jenia Kasatkina. in addition to this, Jenia Kasatkina will offer insights in Anouk van Dijk’s recent repertoire created in Germany (Munich Kammerspiele) and Sweden (Skanes Dansteater), Senior Teacher Joy Davis and Countertechnique teacher Rosanna Tavarez will run additional Countertechnique classes in their lush and 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 creative workshops, Anouk van Dijk will invite you into her artistic process, Jenia Kasatkina will run an interactive composition workshop departing from  repertory material, and Joy Davis will share her favourite tools for a delightful improvisation practice. The OBOC will conclude with a sharing of the various workshops.

OBOC NYC 2022 takes place in the spacious studios at 890 Broadway (Union Square), and only offers spots up to 62 participants. OBOC consistently draws a mix of participants from all around the world. It is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in Countertechnique, and also an amazing event to meet other dancers, teachers and choreographers 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: https://form.jotform.com/213346638401351.

Costs for participants: $1,475 USD

Contact details: The Gibney 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 classes@gibneydance.org 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: https://www.countertechnique.com/obocnyc2022/faq_oboc_nyc_2022/.

For further information, please visit https://www.countertechnique.com/obocnyc2022/

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