NDT Summer Intensive

NDT Summer Intensive 2020 canceled

To our great regret we had to cancel this year’s edition of NDT Summer Intensive as a result of the international COVID-19 crisis. Although NDT Summer Intensive 2020 isn’t until August, NDT is already opting not to continue this year’s edition as a result of the current measures taken by the Dutch National Government with regard to limiting the spread of COVID-19. In light of the current events, the risks of bringing together a large group of dance talents from all over the world is too big. By canceling the course already at this point, unnecessary preparations and risks are limited and nobody has to be disappointed at a later stage.

NDT Summer Intensive theater season 2020/2021

The NDT Summer Intensive is a unique experience which takes place in the atmosphere and surroundings of our company’s home. In our studios you will take part in an intensive training program comprised of our company repertoire, workshops new composition and classes focused on dance technique. We offer a professional training program aimed at developing yourself as a versatile contemporary dancer, the course will be overseen by our international artistic team of choreographers and teachers.

The two week program is specially created for (pre)professional dancers aged 14 – 30 years old. There is a limited amount of 60 places available for the Summer Intensive. NDT’s artistic staff selects the participants based on technical development and creativity.

NDT Summer Intensive 2021
The next NDT Summer Intensive will take place from July 27 until August 7, 2021. More information about the program and how to register will be available in December 2020.

Program

NDT Summer Intensive offers an exclusive opportunity to experience the knowledge, inspiration and passion of our artistic team as well as working side by side with our dancers. The repertoire of NDT’s house and associate choreographers forms the basis of this two-week course. This will be combined with your participation in the creation of a new work by an NDT-affiliated choreographer. The program is completed with ballet classes, Gaga classes (Ohad Naharin’s movement language) and improvisation workshops, creating a structure very similar to the training of our own dancers.

Next to the daily classes, NDT Summer Intensive offers a special complementary program including various workshops and events. This additional aspect of our program will provide you with more in-depth knowledge and will challenge you to further investigate the many layers and perceptions of contemporary dance.

Schedule

Selected participants for NDT Summer Intensive aredivided by the artistic staff into three groups: group A, B and C. This division will be made based on age. The choice of content for the classes and the selected repertoire is based on age and level of the participants in each group.

Accommodation

NDT Summer Intensive offers affordable accommodation in The Hague, centrally located and within close distance of our theatre.

Scholarship

NDT offers scholarships for young talented dancers who need help to finance their participation in the Summer Intensive. To fund these scholarships, NDT works together with sponsors and guest families who generously offer to help by funding the course fee or by opening up their home to accommodate participants during the course.

A scholarship from NDT funds (part of) the course fee and/or offers housing in a guest home. The scholarships will be appointed by a committee of members of NDT’s artistic staff. The applications will be judged on talent and financial need.

I came here at NDT Summer Intensive with the purpose of exploring contemporary dance within the walls of one of the best companies in the world. Since the first day of classes, I felt the unique potential of this course: not only do you have the chance to work with amazing teachers who give you exceptional advice to improve technique and artistry, but above all, you are literally transported into the working atmosphere of NDT. Here, you feel the sense of professionalism and sharing of ideas that characterize this company.

Francesco Sardella participant NDT Summer Intensive 2019

Contact

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on +31 70 88 00 144 (during office hours) or send an email to summerintensive@ndt.nl.