MENTORING Exchange Program
Academic Year 2021/22
5 Extraordinary Mentors / Teachers / Choreographers:
(Mentors can change from session to session)
Are you looking for career development advise? Do you need help navigating the dance world and its opportunities or in the research process for companies? Are you a working choreographer or an aspiring one that needs feedback or guidance on a current project?
THE MENTORSHIP EXCHANGE PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!
Registration to the Mentoring Exchange Program is always open and you can you choose the Mentors you want to work with from this list or suggest one from our guest artist.
Deadline for applications: Always Open
Why Mentoring Exchange Program support is so important today?
Will be part of the program with their vision of expertise with a dual purpose:
to allow participants to expand their knowledge and skills as a dancer/performer/choreographer alongside preparation for the working dance world by both in-person guidance and remote mentoring when necessary, promoting the next generation of dancers.
There will be a direct channel of communication between you and the Mentor through conversations via Internet, by sending videos and working from time to time on tasks assigned by the them.–
Remote mentorship will include career development and auditioning skills.
Advise can also be given on navigating dance opportunities and the research process for companies, offering feedback on applications including coaching on choreography and performance.
There is also an opportunity to engage further with one of the Mentors in their home cities such as in Madrid with the Full time company led by Fabian Thome which will also give students the opportunity to continue working and evolve their experience to the maximum by inviting them (at personal expense) to work for 2 weeks so they can get the most out of their experience. (Covid permitting)
The MEP program is a precious opportunity for the participants, who will have the chance to be guided and mentored by those who have been working professionally at the highest caliber in the international dance scene for over a decade with the most reputed and established companies in the world at this moment in time such as: Batsheva Dance Company, Hofesh Shechter, Netherlands Dance Theater I, The Forsythe Company, Tanztheater Wuppertal, Sidi Larbi Cherkahui, GöteborgsOperan Danskompani.
“The word mentor is a very old term that derives from the name of the Master of Telemachus, the son of Ulysses who had been appointed to look after him during the war in which the young man would have participated for the first time. Recognised today as a person who knows a wide range of secrets on a specific topic or activity, he therefore brings a lot of knowledge with him and it is important that he transfers it to others so that it does not get lost.
The mentor’s work is called Mentoring to define the real activity of the person rich in knowledge who transfers it to another. This activity is important and is recognised as very important.
The mentor takes care of instilling confidence and encouragement, helping the student to orient himself and believe in himself, becoming more aware of what he is.
The Mentoring exchange is an addition to the ICD program and requires a separate application.
How does it work?
You have a weekly appointment either by Zoom or in person, depending where you are in the world. Each session will last at least 20 min. for twelve sessions.
How to apply:
Send two videos, both no more than 1 min. each (2 min. max. in total).
The first of you improvising and the second of you performing a set choreography. Please also include a short bio and send all material to email@example.com (Vimeo or Youtube NO password)
Three months tuition
You can you choose the Mentors you want to work with.
1 Mentor € 1000,00 weekly exchange of video and feedback 12 sessions
2 Mentors € 2000,00 weekly exchange of video and feedback.
3 Mentors € 3000,00 weekly exchange of video and feedback.
METHOD OF PAYMENT: Banking transfer or Paypal directly form the wbsite next to the teachers informations
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, which Program you choose, trimester. Banking Expenses will be charged to the student
Payment through Paypal: Paypal charges, around 4% are asked to be charged to the student - it will be required only NOD firstname.lastname@example.org or tel numb +393491418033
The ICD Program is the only program where every week, dancers switch styles, repertory and guest artists and choreographers that come from the greatest companies in the world.
The mentors will introduce their own movement practice and research which means that you will have to adapt to the variety of different styles every week and develop different skills.
Being curious and open to new perspectives is essential in reaching the highest skillset that is needed to become a complete performer.
This entails discovering different ways to move the body and to express your own creativity and personality as an artist.
NOD - ICD (International Contemporary Dance) Program is considered a
"professional experience" and internship for dance students who are already trained and are on a path to becoming professionals.