-To master one’s own body at the highest physical, technical and artistic level
-To develop one’s own dancing personality
-To be able to interpret different styles and repertories of the contemporary dance with a fresh and creative outlook
-To know how to use some choreographic and composition methods
-To be able to renew one’s own movement and gestural language
-To be capable of evaluating critically any artistic proposition
The full-time programme alternates between basic regular classes devoted to practice and theory, and thematic workshops supervised by well-known professional artists. It favours experimentation in a holistic approach to the body and the world. The training rather explores the body’s infinite possibilities of movement and its ability to learn, develop and integrate new capacities, more than teaches historical dance styles and techniques or artistic trends. It seeks to coach creative, versatile and independent dancers, with a reflexive approach, able to contribute to the choreographic process.
The programme is built around three main axes :
-the training, working towards autonomy in the development and upkeep of the physical abilities
-the artistic practice, aiming at developing both a conscious and intuitive creativity
-the reflexive approach, where the theoretical input allows to put the artistic practice critically and constructively into perspective.
It encompasses eight complementary modules: Dance Technique/Training, Creative Development, Theory and Body Studies, Artistic Practice, Interdisciplinarity and School-to-work Transfer.
Theory classes are organised in partnership with Bern University and sport classes with the University of Lausanne.