Nuova Officina Della Danza is thrilled to announce "Nuova X", a professional dance program directed by choreographer Tom Weinberger, in collaboration with NOD
2022 - 2023
The program’s emphasis is on giving ample time for a meaningful process, providing the opportunity to dive into and learn from the choreographers’ methodologies and creative practices
Our goal is to cultivate an environment for a mindful educational journey, creatingroom to raise questions and space to challenge our physical and performative skills, while encouraging vulnerability and growth
"Nuova X came out of a desire to offer dancers seeking a professional career in the field to have an opportunity to work in depth with leading international contemporary choreographers.
This means the dancers are meeting the choreographer on a daily basis for five weeks! Which allows a layered process that invites in depth exploration, reflection, exhaustion (mentally and physically), questioning of the found, collaboration and plenty more aspects of the creative process...the opposite from a ‘hit and run’ type of set up.
At the end of each trimester there will be informal studio showings to which the participants can invite guests - family, colleagues, future employers etc. (of course within covid pandemic restrictions can occur). However, I would like to emphasis that the program does not gear towards a final show. We are interested in the processes themselves, to offer a pocket to observe, dwell and dig into the craft. In a world that too often puts its focus on the product we would like to counter this and make room for a different approach. In that sense the studio showings are ‘just’ another opportunity to dance."
Jonathan Fredrickson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts, where his curiosity for multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary art began.
His professional performance career has expanded 16 plus years, having danced with the Limón Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and most recently with Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch.
On international stages, he has been featured in works by diverse artists including Pina Bausch, Nacho Duato, Mats Ek, Sharon
Eyal, William Forsythe, Alonzo King, Jiří Kylián, Jose Limón, Ohad Naharin, Alan Lucien Øyen, and Dimitris Papaioannou to name a few.
His dance education started in a small living room with his grandmother, followed by the ballet master Rose Kassel at the Bat Dor School of dance, directed by Mrs. Jennette Ordman. His professional dancing career started with the invitation from Naomi Perlov to join the Batsheva ensemble, and after a year, he was invited to join the leading company.
He had the opportunity to develop his skills and dance artistry, mainly with the Batsheva dance company ( Israel) and the Ballet Freiburg Pretty Ugly ( Germany). As a dancer, he was privileged to learn and interpret works by such choreographers as Ohad Naharin, Amanda K Miller, Marguerite Donlon, and William Forsythe.
January 9 - March 31
Emilie Leriche is a freelance performer and creator, based in Berlin, Germany. From 2017-2021 she danced with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani under the artistic direction of Katrín Hall. During this time she originated roles in new works by: Yoann Bourgeois, Paul and Christine Blackman, Sharon Eyal, Club Guy and Roni, Roy Assaf, Marina Mascarell, and Damien Jalet.
Leriche began her career dancing with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago under the direction of Glenn Edgerton; after two years in their second company, she spent another four dancing in the main company prior to moving to Sweden. In recent years she has created work on Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and ISHIDA dance company, and generated her own research alongside her colleagues at GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
Spencer Dickhaus is a freelance dancer, creator, rehearsal director and
teacher based in The Hague, Netherlands.
He worked at Nederlands Dans Theater for seven seasons (2012-2019) with choreographers Crystal Pite, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián,Alexander Ekman, Franck Chartier & Gabriela Carrizo, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar and Johan Inger.
Most recently he performed in Do You Believe Me Yet? by Astrid Boons, Bird Dog by Marina Mascarell, Interval by Amos Ben-Tal and Grand Finale by Hofesh Shechter. Spencer is an assistant to Crystal Pite and has restaged her works at The Royal Opera House, Zurich Opera Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada. He graduated from the Juilliard School with a BFA in 2012.
Astrid Boons (1988, Belgium), is a choreographer and performer based in The Netherlands. Since 2017 she is a resident choreographer at Korzo Theatre in The Hague. Getting known in the European dance scene for her emotionally demanding pieces and her strongly embodied states, Astrid Boons’ creations offer a space to deeply experience the body as the site of boundaries and expansion between us and the world. She creates work with a distinctive female perspective foregrounding the subjective connectivity as a form of resistance, together with the continuous search for personal agency.
Astrid received the BNG Bank Dance Award 2017 and Piket Art Award 2017 for her duet Rhizoma (2016). In 2020 she was named artist to watch by NRC newspaper. In 2021, she was nominated for the prestigious Prize of The Netherlands Dance Days for choreography.
Since 2008, I have collaborated on more than forty choreographic projects where I have created music in a vast diversity of contexts and encountered choreographers with very different perspectives about how to work with sound. Inspired by this experience, in this workshop we will experiment with diverse ways of engaging with music during creative processes with choreographers. This experience will give you new and diverse tools to relate to sound and music in diverse collaborative contexts.
We will explore diverse ways of creating movement through acoustic and aural tasks. The workshop will focus on listening and the embodied experience of sound. Its main goal is to give new and diverse ways to embody, understand and talk about music and sound in collaborative contexts, and to use listening as an essential tool of choreographic methods. We will explore diverse perspectives about the relations between time, space and how movements emerge from aural and acoustic exercises.
Photo: Susanne Reichardt
Application deadline March 10
Fernando Melo is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At the age of 16 he was awarded a scholarship to train at the Vienna State Opera Ballet.
He has been in Europe ever since, building his career as a dancer and choreographer and creating works around the world.
Among the companies he has choreographed for are:
Göteborgsoperans Danskompani, Skånes Dansteater, (Sweden), National Dance Company Wales (UK), Intro-dans (The Netherlans), Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, München (Germany), Luzerner Theater (Switzerland), Aterballetto (Italy) and Ballet Hispanico New York (U.S.A.).
Born in 1990, grew up in Kfar Shmaryahu and since 2013 based in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2009, Roni graduated with honors from the dance
department of Hayuval High School, Herzliya.
After completing her military service at Unit 8200 (2009- 2011), she studied dance for one year at Vertigo's training program followed by another year at Gaaton Dance Workshop (2011-2013).
In 2014, Roni created her first work 'Spineless', a video dance that got viral very quickly in Israel and aborad. A few months later, she staged her first solo work, ‘Ani-Ma’, which received the prestigious award of 'Shades in Dance'
competition 2015, Suzanne Dellal.
How to Apply
In order to apply please send your CV together with two separate links, one showcasing yourself in an improvisation session (1/2 minutes sharing your skills/virtuosity as dancer, working with a task to your choice, tapping into what moves you as a movement artist/ sharing where you currently are in your movement research)
and one to two minutes of a set choreography ( If sending a group footage please indicate which one of the dancers is you )
Only Vimeo or YouTube links no password will be accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition fill out this form
All are welcome regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexual preference
Limited spots available