Newsflash April - Expanded Contemporary Dance

Mélie Favre

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Read the April ECD news flash below! About the Orial Martorell School's visit to our academy, the job shadowing visit by Johanna Marthinsson, audition news and about ECD students at work:

On Wednesday 29 March, the Expanded Contemporary Dance programme received nine students and a teacher on a visit from the Orial Martorell School from Barcelona. They had a tour through the school, a Q&A with our artistic director, Bojana Bauer watched drama class of our first-year students and ended the day with a workshop given by Valentina Campora. They had a very inspiring day and got a good picture of our school.

From 15 May to 17 May, Johanna Marthinsson will visit the Expanded Contemporary Dance course. She is a dance teacher from Norway and teaches at the Edvard Munch Videregåendeskole and has been given the opportunity from the Erasmus+ programme for job shadowing and learn from our programme to further develop as a professional. ECD has worked out a programme for her so that she can get a good idea of our school, education and working methods.

Students at work

  •  Fourth-year student Balder Hansen from the Expanded Contemporary Dance programme performed in Amsterdam on 1 April and performed in The Hague on 2 April in Portrait, Balder on Blue Floor together with Simon Bus.
  •  Fourth-year students Dovile Krutulyte and Erikas Žilaitis toured in Robin Nimanong's piece Cyborg DNA. The next stop is the Queer East festival at The Place in London on 19 April.
  •  Four dancers from the Expanded Contemporary Dance programme participated in the Masterclass Festival organised by ISH Dance Collective, the ADAM Quartet and the Expanded Contemporary Dance programme on 15 April. They are Mélie Favre, Sara Mezei, Lucija Miletic and Uhr'lice Rosaria.
  • Ugnė Irena Laurinavičiūtė is currently in her 3rd year of her education. Instead of an internship year, she was immediately offered a full professional contract with the Dresden-Frankfurt dance company.

Audition news
The Expanded Contemporary Dance programme held auditions for the new batch for the 2023-2024 school year during the week of 10 to 16 April. Out of 450 applications, about 130 auditors were invited to the final round of auditions and from these, 24 new students were accepted in the first year to develop (further) into professional dancers.

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Lucija Miletic

Sara Mezei

Uhr'lice Rosaria