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Nuova Officina Della Danza is thrilled to announce "Nuova X",

a novel program directed by choreographer Tom Weinberger,

in collaboration with NOD

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Each quarter the program

will involve a preselected group of dancers in two different creations with two different choreographers,

each lasting five weeks

This structure has the specific objective of providing dancers with the necessary tools to become

a more skilled collaborator within

a creative context and to develop

a flexible mind as well as

a creative one

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

At the end of each trimester a studio showing will be held, giving the participants a platform to share the works in progress with the community.


"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."

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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.

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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.


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.

Video Gallery

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 nuova.x.application@gmail.com

In addition fill out this form 


All are welcome regardless of ethnicity, gender or sexual preference

Limited spots available

Application deadline: until all spots are taken

1st period: September 5th - November 25th

2nd period:  Jan 9 - March 30

3rd period: April 3rd - June 24th


 € 3.200,00 each quarter

After receiving our confirmation we ask you  to pay a non-refundable deposit of € 500.

It is possible to pay in tranches the remaining amount.

Method of payment: 

  • Payment through bank transfers are made to: BANCA INTESA SAN PAOLO PIAZZA PAOLO FERRARI 10 - 20121 MILANO  - Benefiting:  NUOVA OFFICINA DELLA DANZA A.s.d.  IBAN - IT23B0306909606100000147245   BIC:   BCITITMM

  • It's mandatory to  specify your name, last name, trimester or starting date attending. Copy of transfer to be sent by email  to dancenod@gmail.com

  • Banking expenses are asked to be charged to the student

  • Payment through Paypal:  Paypal charges, around 4%  are asked to be charged to the student -

  • Paypal x NOD email: dancenod@gmail.com 

  • tel numb +393491418033

How to Apply

Please Note

The first session of Nuova X is FULLY BOOKED, as we received a large number of applications.

If you desire, you can be put on a waiting list in the event that a spot might become available.

The list will take into account your application date.  

Places are still available for the second and third period.
When applying, please specify which session you are interested in