Application deadline January 29th!
One Body, One Career Intensive (OBOC) 2023
13 June - 24 June / New York City / organised in collaboration with Gibney
29 July - 8 August / Amsterdam / organised in collaboration with Henny Jurriëns Studio
In 2023, there will once again be two One Body, One Career Intensives (OBOC) to choose from: one in Amsterdam and one in New York City! The OBOC 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. OBOC offers dancers pathways to delve in deep, dance their hearts out, or explore both. After a successful first edition at Gibney in New York in 2022, we're bringing the OBOC to the United States again in 2023, whilst also hosting the event again at Henny Jurriëns Studio 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, elective 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 2023 faculty in New York and Amsterdam include Countertechnique Founder and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk, Senior Teachers Countertechnique Niharika Senapati, Joy Davis, and Elita Cannata, Teachers Countertechnique Rosanna Tavarez, James Vu Anh Pham, Kira Blazek-Ziaii, and Francesca Dominguez and long-time collaborator, Alexander Technique Teacher Tom Koch. Each OBOC will run for 10 full days, separated by a break in the middle.
OBOC 2023 - New York City
13 - 24 June, 2023
Organised in collaboration with Gibney
More information here
OBOC 2023 - Amsterdam
29 July - 8 August, 2023
Organised in collaboration with Henny Jurriëns Studio (HJS)
More information here
- Wed 4 Jan - Applications open
- Sun 29 Jan - Applications close
- Thu 9 Feb - Applicants receive notification
- Sun 19 Feb - Deposit needs to be paid to secure spot
- Tue 21 Feb - If spots are available, first invitations to waitlist applicants are sent out
Applications for the OBOC close on Sunday 29 January!
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 Amsterdam will be held at the Chassé Studios, located in the centre of Amsterdam.
- More information about OBOC NYC
- More information about OBOC Amsterdam
- Apply now for OBOC NYC
- Apply now for OBOC Amsterdam
The OBOCs 2023 are proudly organised in partnership with:
COUNTERTECHNIQUE TEACHER TRAINING 2023
For those dancers interested in applying for the Countertechnique Teacher Training (CTTT): this event will take place in Amsterdam from 10-24 August 2023. Participation in the OBOC 2023 is (in most cases) mandatory in preparation for the CTTT; both OBOC NYC and OBOC Amsterdam are equally suitable for this purpose. Application for the CTTT is open until January 15, more info here.