Summer Intensives

2015 Summer Intensive Program

Session 1: May 25-July 4 (6 weeks)
Session 2: June 8-July 4 (4 weeks)
Session 3: July 6-August 1 (4 weeks)

Note: Dancers accepted into Sessions 1 or 2 may elect to extend their training by adding
Session 3. For those who do so, the tuition for Session 3 will be discounted by $200.

Special Curriculum Features:

  • The study of William Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies and repertory (Session 1)
  • The Study of Ohad Naharin’s Gaga movement language and repertory (Session 3)
  • The development of new works with resident choreographers (all sessions)
  • Rigorous study of ballet, modern, and improvisation (all sessions)

The three sessions of our 2014 summer program aim to advance students’ artistic development through: advanced training in ballet and modern technique by a stellar faculty; the study of William Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies and Ohad Naharin’s Gaga movement language as well as selected pieces from their respective repertories; and the development of new works with Alex Ketley, Christian Burns, Eli Nelson, and Malinda LaVelle.

While Messrs. Forsythe and Naharin are perhaps best known internationally as ground-breaking, contemporary choreographers, they independently developed Improvisational Technologies and Gaga over the course of many years as proprietary systems to help dancers expound upon and refine their choices as movers and thinkers. The opportunity for dancers to gain in-depth exposure to their teachings is rare, and we are delighted to welcome back the personal representatives of such distinguished choreographers to work with program participants. Technique classes will be taught by Summer Lee Rhatigan, Chiharu Shibata, Tristan Ching, Alex Ketley and Christian Burns; and much new choreography will be developed.

Tuition Rates
Session 1 (6 weeks): $3,150
Session 2 (4 weeks): $2,300
Session 3 (4 weeks): $2,300
Sessions 1 & 3 (10 weeks): $5,250
Sessions 2 & 3 (8 weeks): $4,400

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