One Body, One Career Countertechnique Intensive (OBOC) returns to Montréal and Amsterdam in 2020!

After a wildly successful first OBOC in North-America and an equally successful return of the OBOC to Amsterdam in 2019, the OBOC 2020 will take place in both North-America and Europe again next year:  from 22 June – 4 July in Montréal and from 25 July – 4 August in Amsterdam.

We are excited to join forces with our partner organisations Springboard Danse Montréal and Henny Jurriëns Studio, who offer on-going professional development opportunities responding to the needs of today's dancers at all stages in their career.

OBOC is THE hub for everyone interested in knowing more about Countertechnique, and brings together participants from all over the world to delve into Anouk van Dijk’s Countertechnique method, to learn invaluable skills for their career, and to build connections around the globe.

Initiated by Anouk van Dijk in 2006, the OBOC is an intensive 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 practise, 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.

Working intensely with Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, and her long-time collaborators Master Teacher Nina Wollny, Senior Teacher Niharika Senapati, Alexander Technique Teacher Tom Koch, and Countertechnique Teachers James Vu Anh Pham, Joy Davis and Kira Blazek Ziaii, this year’s two OBOCs offer a wealth of information to both first time and returning participants.

The OBOC consistently draws a mix of participants from around the world including North America, Asia, Europe, South-America, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and New Zealand. The OBOC is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in Countertechnique, and also an amazing event to meet international dancers, teachers and choreographers, who are interested in pursuing long careers and who love dancing!

OBOC 2020 - Montréal
22 June – 4 July
Program & faculty OBOC Montréal here
Register here

OBOC 2020 - Amsterdam
25 July - 4 August
Program & faculty OBOC Amsterdam here
Register here


  • Fri 6 Dec - Registration OBOC Montréal 2020 and OBOC Amsterdam 2020 opens
  • Thu 26 Dec - last day Early Bird offer
  • Sun 26 Jan - Registration closes (deadline extended from 12 Jan)
  • Wed 12 Feb - Invitations are sent out to selected applicants
  • Wed 19 Feb - Deposit needs to be paid to secure spot

Due to the limited number of places, candidates are asked to submit a personal motivation statement and CV for consideration in PDF format and not exceeding three pages. An additional dancer's reel is required, which should include footage shot in a studio (improvisation or choreography). Applications are assessed on level and motivation.

The OBOC Montréal will be held at the studios of UQAM (Université de Québec à Montréal), located in the centre of Montréal. The OBOC Amsterdam will be held at the Chassé Studios, located in the centre of Amsterdam.

Applications for the OBOC close on Sunday 26 January 2020.

More information about the OBOC Montréal (22 Jun - 4 Jul)
More information about the OBOC Amsterdam (25 Jul - 4 Aug)
Watch, like and share our OBOC 2020 video trailer on Facebook


The OBOCs 2020 are proudly organised in collaboration with our partners:



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