From 1–12 July 2019, Springboard Danse Montréal and Countertechnique are offering the OBOC Extraprogram as part of the One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive (OBOC). The OBOC Extralets participants delve into Anouk van Dijk’s Countertechnique method, to learn invaluable skills for their careers and to build connections around North-America.
The OBOC Extrais aimed at professional dancers and advanced dance students interested in pursuing a long, healthy and successful career in dance. 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 and through performance seasons.
Participants will be working for ten full days with Countertechnique Teachers Joy Davis and Richard Cilli, and will have additional sessions with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Senior Teacher Niharika Senapati, Teacher Joy Davis and Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch.
The OBOC Extrahas a similar setup to the OBOC itself, with a two-week, full day program, filled with Countertechnique. Teachers Joy Davis and Richard Cilli will be leading daily Countertechnique classes and Practical Tools sessions in the morning. In the afternoons, Richard will share Chunky Move repertoire and Anouk van Dijk's working methodologies, whilst Joy will offer Improvisation Concepts using Countertechnique.
Throughout the two weeks, there are several occasions where the OBOC and the OBOC Extra programs overlap, and the group will work with Anouk van Dijk, Niharika Senapati and Tom Koch. All participants will also have individual sessions with Alexander Technique teacher Tom Koch. The OBOC Extra will conclude with a shared presentation of the various workshops.
The OBOC Extra is not only a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in Countertechnique, but also an amazing event to meet dancers, teachers and choreographers from all over North-America, who are interested in pursuing long careers and who love dancing!
Richard Cilli, Joy Davis
Mon 1 Jul – Fri 5 Jul,
Mon 8 Jul – Fri 12 Jul