Dance Artists International
Dance is an art form in which history and tradition is handed down from generation to generation through the bodies and characters of those who went before.
Dance Artists International is hosting a highly diversified, cutting-edge summer dance intensive at Studio Wayne McGregor, in London, from 22 July – 9 August 2019.
Ballet technique classes, Modern technique (Graham based), ‘Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture’ Workshop with Alleyne Dance.
Gaga/dancers classes and classes in Ohad Naharin’s repertory – ‘Echad Mi Yodea’ (Who Knows One).
Explore and celebrate the choreographic works of some of the most important choreographers of the last 40 years.
Working directly with choreographers will enable dancers to develop and refine their technical ability to mentally and physically interpret, translate and present a choreographer’s ideas. This only comes from experience.
“We become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in the our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.”
– Ohad Naharin
The Gaga Workshop will include Gaga/dancers classes and classes in Ohad Naharin’s repertory – ‘Echad Mi Yodea’ (Who Knows One) – which gives dancers an opportunity to learn excerpts of Ohad Naharin’s choreographic works and to apply their traning in Gaga to the repertory.
Hans van Manen Repertory
“What are we to do? For one thing, directly searching my own conscience, I believe an effort has to be made to perpetuate the repertoire.
Without repertoire, there is no tradition. And without tradition, there is no connection with all that has been done prior to the present. Tradition is not something of the past. Tradition is what we do with the past today. The future is about discovering the good things of the past and building on them. I see a task here for the media. And for the government ….”
Hans van Manen in his speech of thanks on the occasion of the presentation of the Erasmus Prize in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam on Friday 3 November 2000.
Maurice Béjart Repertory
“”To dance is above all to communicate, to unite, to join together, and to touch others on a fundamental level of existence.” – Maurice Béjart
Dance Artists International is pleased to welcome Ronda Nychka, choreographic muse to Béjart, at our summer intensive.
Nacho Duato Repertory
Nacho Duato trained with the Rambert School in London, Maurice Béjart’s Mudra School in Brussels and The Ailey School in New York. He joined the Cullberg Ballet for a year before Jirí Kylián brought him to the Nederlands Dans Theater – from where Nacho grew into a critically acclaimed dance artist, choreographer and director. Duato’s choreographic works are in the repertory of the most prestigious international dance companies.
Dance Artists International is pleased to welcome Jean Emile (former dance artist with Nederlands Dans Theater and Compañía Nacional de Danza) to our dance intensive, this summer, to share excerpts from Nacho’s work.
Philip trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance before becoming a member of the London Contemporary Dance Theatre under artistic director Robert Cohan. He then joined the junior company of the Nederlands Dance Theater (NDT) before being asked by Jiří Kylián to join NDT1.
Philip created his first work for NDT2 – Haunted Passages. He went on to create works for both NDT2 and 1, Cullberg Ballet, Intro Dans , Phoenix Dance Theater, Gauthier Dance Company Stuttgart, and the companies of Mannheim and Geising in Germany.
Philip is the former artistic director of Staatstheater Augsburg and Gärtnerplatz-Theater where he created over 50 works and toured nationally and Internationally.
As a master teacher, he has taught Graham based, ballet, and creative workshops at Artez Arnhem, Royal Conservatory Den Haag, Modern School Amsterdam, Northern School of Contemporary Dance Iwanson International Munich, Mannheim and Heidelberg Conservatories as well as in the USA and Australia.
Philip also works for Kylián Productions International as a rehearsal director re-staging the work of Jiří Kylián.