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Project | CONNECT

The ONE summer dance intensive.

22 July - 9 August 2019
LONDON

Why Project | CONNECT?

EMERGING DANCERS
Emerging dancers will benefit from the opportunity to develop their dance technique, explore different choreographic styles and gain professional behaviour skills which will help with the transition from student to professional.
RECENT GRADUATES
Recent graduates who may be inclined to work aboard will benefit from our intensive in London.  It is an opportunity to connect with other international dancers and choreographers that will continue over their dance career and beyond.
FREELANCE DANCERS
Freelance dancers who have already been dancing on a freelance basis, or in a more formal company structure will benefit from the opportunity to explore other choreographic styles and techniques.
JOIN US FOR…

An extraordinarily rare dance experience in one of the world’s greatest cities

Project | CONNECT is a non-residential summer intensive but we have arranged accommodation options for dancers offered a place on the intensive. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ACCOMMODATION
PROJECT | CONNECT – STUDIO WAYNE MCGREGOR – LONDON 2019

Summer Dance Intensive

Project | CONNECT is a three week, dance intensive for emerging dancers from 18 years.  We offer a highly diversified, cutting edge dance experience comprised of master classes, technique workshops, repertory workshops and choreographic residencies with internationally renowned dance artists. Our 2019 faculty roster includes former dance artists with the Nederlands Dans Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, Frankfurt Ballet, Compañía Nacional de Danza, National Ballet of Canada, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Staatsballett Berlin, Batsheva Dance Company and Cullberg Ballet amongst others. We have brought together dance artists renowned for their virtuosity, astonishing technique and unparalleled expression.  Our faculty have created and danced works from some of the most important choreographers of the last forty years including George Balanchine, Glen Tetley, Hans van Manen, William Forsythe, Maurice Béjart, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin and Jiří Kylián amongst others.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Ballet classes, Gaga Workshop, Graham-based modern classes, modern (Graham based) classes and ‘Dynamics, Rhythm and Texture’ Workshop with Alleyne Dance.
REPERTORY WORKSHOPS
Explore and celebrate the choreographic works of modern masters with our international faculty who are experts not only in the movement and timing of the works, but the impetus behind the piece, the inspiration for it and the creative process.
CHOREOGRAPHIC RESIDENCY
An opportunity for emerging dancers to interpret, translate and present a choreographer’s ideas.  A skill set which only comes from experience.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Panel discussions with our international faculty to discuss audition techniques and career development.

Studio Wayne McGregor

For three weeks in the summer of 2019, Studio Wayne McGregor, the new home for multi-award winning choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE and his company of dancers, will host Project | CONNECT. Based in East London on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Studio Wayne McGregor comprises three dance studios. All three studios feature Harlequin sprung floors, full range high quality sound systems, high-speed Wi-Fi, wired data connections and variable air heating and cooling.

Project | CONNECT Team

We are a collective of international dance artists that believe passionately in supporting the next generation of dance artists.

Alleyne Dance

Faculty – Technique Workshop.

British trained dancers.  Dance artists Ultima Vez Company.  Former dance artists Akram Khan Company.  Co-artistic directors Alleyne Dance. more about Kristina and Sadé

Charlotte Broom

Faculty – Repertory.

British trained dancer.  Former dance artist Cullberg Ballet.

Dominique Dumais

Faculty – Technique . 2019 Resident Choreographer.

Canadian trained dancer.  Former dance artist National Ballet of Canada. Artistic Director. Choreographer. more about Dominique

Robert Dungey

Founder and Executive Director – Dance ARTISTS International.

Canadian trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater. Barrister – Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple). more about Robert

Jean Emile

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

American trained dancer.  Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater, Compañía Nacional de Danza. Rehearsal Director – Nacho Duato. more about Jean

Francesca Harper

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

American trained dancer.  Former dance artist Dance Theatre of Harlem, Frankfurt Ballet. Artistic Director Francesca Harper Project. Professor – The Juilliard School, NYU, Ailey / Fordham. Artist in Residence- Harvard University. more about Francesca

Fiona Lummis

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

British trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater. Artist in Residence – University of Southern California.  Rehearsal Director – Kylián Productions and van Manen Foundation. more about Fiona

Rick McCullough

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

American trained dancer.  Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater, Harkness Ballet of New York, North Carolina Dance Theater.  Professor Emeritus of Dance at Florida State University. Visiting Professor – School of Dance, University of Utah. Choreographer. more about Rick

Susan McCullough

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

American trained dancer.  Former dance artist Harkness Ballet of New York, Nederlands Dans Theater.  Former Dean North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) School of Dance. Professor Emeritus (U)NCSA. Choreographer. more about Susan

Ronda Nychka

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

Canadian trained dancer. Former dance artist National Ballet of Canada, Béjart Ballet Lausanne, Staats Ballet Berlin.  Choreographer’s muse for Glen Tetley and Maurice Béjart. more about Ronda

Chisato Ohno

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

British trained dancer.  Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Batsheva Dance Company. more about Chisato

Shamel Pitts

Faculty – Choreographic Residency.

American trained dancer. Former dance artist Batsheva Dance Company. Recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Choreography. more about Shamel

Christine Tanner

Faculty – Technique.

British trained dancer.  Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater, Stadttheater Bern, Scapino Ballet, Mark Baldwin Dance.  Faculty – Trinity Laban. more about Christine

Philip Taylor

Faculty – Technique and Repertory.

British trained dancer. Former dance artist Nederlands Dans Theater.  Rehearsal Director – Kylián Productions. Former Artistic Director. Choreographer. more about Philip

Audition Information

Video Auditions

We are currently accepting video audition applications.  Please see our video audition requirements here. VIDEO AUDITION – APPLY NOW

Selection Process

A Selection Panel comprised of members of our faculty will allocate places on a rolling basis. Find out more about how our selection panel process works here.

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

Emerging dancers may choose to attend for one, two or three weeks of the intensive.  Places are limited on the intensive and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis following an audition.

Fees

Registration Fees

Audition registration fee: £30 Intensive registration fee: £150 Registration fees are non-refundable. Please see our terms and conditions before applying.

Fees and Tuition

Tuition fee(s): One week: £495

Two weeks: £990 Three weeks: £1485

Scholarships

We are offering one-week tuition scholarships to talented dancers. You may indicate that you want to apply for a scholarship on our online application form. You will need to upload two letters: one, setting out why Project | CONNECT – the one summer dance intensive would be beneficial to your dance career and two, a letter of recommendation from a dance professional (for example, dance teacher or dance school principal).
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