Summer Intensives

2017 Summer Intensive Program

Session 1: May 29th-July 8th (6 weeks)
Session 2: June 12th-July 8th (4 weeks)
Session 3: July 10th-August 5th (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 combined tuition for two sessions will be discounted as shown below..

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 2017 summer program aim to advance students’ artistic development and broaden the realm of their possibilities through unique curricula designed and taught by a stellar faculty. The sessions provide advanced training in ballet and modern technique, the study of William Forsythe’s Improvisational Technologies and Ohad Naharin’s Gaga movement language conducted by their personal representatives Alessio Silvestrin and Bobbi Jene Smith, the study of Mr. Naharin's repertory, and the development of new works with Alessio, Alex Ketley, Bobbi, Christian Burns, Courtney Mazeika, Eli Nelson, and Joni Tuttle McDonald.

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 representatives of such distinguished choreographers to work with program participants. Technique classes will be taught by Summer Lee Rhatigan, Alex, Andrea Thompson, Chiharu Shibata, Christian, Marlie Couto, and Tristan Ching.

Tuition Rates
Session 1 (6 weeks): $3,300
Session 2 (4 weeks): $2,400
Session 3 (4 weeks): $2,400
Sessions 1 & 3 (10 weeks): $5,400
Sessions 2 & 3 (8 weeks): $4,550

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