The international One Body, One Career intensives have brought together participants from all over the world to learn about Anouk van Dijk’s Countertechnique method and its relation to Alexander Technique since 2006.
Originating in Amsterdam, it has been held in Melbourne since 2013 .
Curated and taught by Chunky Move Artistic Director, Anouk van Dijk, in conjunction with Countertechnique Master Teacher Nina Wollny and American Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch, the intensive is for professional dancers and advanced students interested in pursuing a long, healthy and successful career in dance.
First time participants will gain an intensive introduction to the distinct elements and methodology that form Countertechnique, Anouk van Dijk’s movement system and training method. Returning participants have the opportunity to deepen and expand their understanding. Through theory, physical practice, discourse and workshops, participants will gain a set of practical tools that they will be able to draw from and apply in their daily dance practice.
In addition to the Countertechnique work, Tom Koch will offer Alexander Technique group sessions as well as individual sessions for all participants.
This was incredible, truly groundbreaking for me. My only frustration was: why didn’t somebody tell me this a long time ago?
The 2016 intensive will take place in Melbourne at the Chunky Move Studios from 18-29 July. To receive further details when they are released about the application process, please sign up at Chunky Move's web site for our professional dance class news.
The best and most thoughtfully prepared intensive I have ever experienced. Cannot wait for another opportunity.