One Body, One Career Intensive 2022
14 June - 24 June / New York City / organised in collaboration with Gibney
30 July - 9 August / Amsterdam / organised in collaboration with Henny Jurriëns Studio
In 2022, there will be two OBOCs to choose from: one in Amsterdam and one in New York City! The One Body, One Career Intensive is thé 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. This year, were bringing the OBOC to the United States for the first time, whilst also hosting the event again in Amsterdam.
The OBOC Intensive has been designed 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 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.
The combined 2022 faculty in New York and Amsterdam include Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Senior Teachers Countertechnique Elita Cannata, Joy Davis, Jenia Kasatkina and Niharika Senapati, Teachers Countertechnique James Vu Anh Pham and Rosanna Tavarez, and long-time collaborator, Alexander Technique Teacher Tom Koch. Each OBOC will run for 10 full days, separated by a one-day break in the middle.
OBOC 2022 - New York City
14 - 24 June, 2022
Organised in collaboration with Gibney
More information here
OBOC 2022 - Amsterdam
30 July - 9 August, 2022
Organised in collaboration with Henny Jurriëns Studio
More information here
- Wed 5 Jan - Applications open
- Sun 30 Jan - Applications close
- Fri 11 Feb - Applicants receive notification
- Thu 17 Feb - Deposit needs to be paid to secure spot
- Fri 18 Feb - If spots are available, first invitations to waitlist applicants are sent out
HOW TO APPLY
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 NYC will take place in Gibney's studios at 890 Broadway (Union Square), located on Manhattan. The OBOC 2022 Amsterdam will be held at the Chassé Studios, located in the centre of Amsterdam.
Applications for the OBOC are open from Wednesday 5 January to Sunday 30 January.
- More information about OBOC NYC
- More information about OBOC Amsterdam
- Apply now for OBOC NYC
- Apply now for OBOC Amsterdam
The OBOCs 2022 are proudly organised in collaboration with our partners:
COUNTERTECHNIQUE TEACHER TRAINING
For those dancers interested in applying for the Countertechnique Teacher Training (CTTT): this event will take place in Amsterdam from 12-24 August 2022. Participation in the OBOC 2022 is (in most cases) mandatory in preparation for the CTTT; both OBOC NYC and OBOC Amsterdam are equally suitable for this purpose. Application dates for the CTTT will be announced shortly.