MENTORING Exchange Program
6 Extraordinary Mentors / Teachers / Choreographers:
(Please note: New Mentors could be added)
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 open now for the next Trimester and you can you choose the Mentors you want to work with.
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.
The academic year will be built in such a way as to guarantee their presence at least once every quarter. They will also work remotely to continue working with you. 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 them.
Remote mentorship will include career development, auditioning skills and grant/residency guidance
Grant/residency guidance is also available, which is meant to help the mentees in terms of the application process including helping students research grant and residency opportunities, reviewing and offering feedback on applications including coaching on choreography and performance.
There are also opportunities to engage further with the Mentor in their home cities such as Los Angeles with Spenser Theberge and 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)
Sita’s work consists of unlocking tension in the body and mind, which developed from emotional and physical stress, unconscious movement patterns, missing valuable information in training. Unconscious movement patterns become unaware habits of tensions.
Energy is taken from the body in an inefficient way. Physical and mental potential is limited. It has a direct effect on our emotional well being and thought patterns.
When breaking patterns and developing awareness to physical shifts, new connections in the brain are able to be built and to be added on to your skill of physicality and creativity. The understanding of the power of one's mind and its connection to the body, evolves.
The capability to ask yourself questions, reflect on your practise, moving body and mind, working with self responsibility and self interest are one of the most important skills needed as a professional dancer.
Working with Sita as a Mentor, you will work with a weekly exchange of video and feedback.
In addition you will have a live chat in the beginning and in the end of the entire process and half way through receive one for your needs personal costumed audio movement guidance.-
This is a precious opportunity for the participants, who will have the chance to be guided (or mentored) by those who have been working professionally at the highest caliber of 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:
Hofesh Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Netherlands Dance Theater I, The Forsythe Company, Sidi Larbi Cherkahui
Mentors are also educators at some of the world's leading organizations, such as NOD, California Institute for the Arts, The Juilliard School, Netherlands Dans Theater, Tanztheater Wuppertal, UCLA ...
The Mentoring exchange is an addition to the ICD program and requires a separate application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Vimeo or Youtube NO password)
Three months Tuition
You can you choose the Mentors you want to work with.
1 Mentor € 500,00 weekly exchange of video and feedback.
2 Mentors € 700,00 weekly exchange of video and feedback and one to one meeting with each mentor.
3 Mentors € 1000,00 all inclusive (one to one lesson + group class with each)
Yearly tuition fees September / June are set at € 3.000,00
Contributions can be made via PayPal through Scan, Pay and Go!
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 email@example.com 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.