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Eastman Summer Intensive 2018


Eastman and Artistic Director Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui proudly announce the 2018 edition of the Eastman Summer Intensive, a workshop program for professional dancers and dance students age 18+. During ten workshop days, the participants work intensively with the artistic team of Eastman to enrich their skills and to learn innovative approaches towards movement and choreography, focusing on the dance culture of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Damien Jalet. 

This year we offer a unique opportunity to a group of 45 dancers to meet and train whilst focussing on the creation process behind Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's repertoire. The mentors of the program are Eastman artists Navala 'Niku' Chaudhari and Damien Fournier, who will provide professional guidance and feedback. Their experience as dancers in Babel(words), Puz/zle, Origine and Myth will be the starting point for the creation workshops. In the morning we offer a variety of guest classes by Eastman dancers and professional teachers. All participants follow the same curriculum during this year's edition. 

The Eastman Summer Intensive is part of the Summer School of deSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp. 

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       Discover the PROGRAM

The Eastman Summer Intensive 2018 takes place from August 6th to 17th. The participant's presence is expected on all 10 compulsory workshop days (August 6th to 10th and August 13th to 17th). There will be two off days on August 11th and 12th. 

deSingel International Arts Campus in Antwerp
Desguinlei 25
BE - 2018 Antwerp

Daily Schedule & Classes
All participants follow the same curriculum. 
The exact schedule for the two weeks will be announced as soon as possible.

9:00 - 10:00: Warm up class (with a.o. Kristel Decat...).
10:00 - 10:15: Break
10:15 - 12:30: Guest classes in technique (1), cross-discipline (2) and object manipulation (3) (with a.o. Darryl E. Woods, Tony Vezich, Douglas Becker...). This class contains a 15 minute break. 
12:30 - 13:30: Lunch break
13:30 - 17:30: Creation workshop (with Navala 'Niku' Chaudhari and Damien Fournier).

Side program
We will also offer an interesting side program for participants.
-    Screenings of audiovisual Eastman projects
-    Solo ateliers
-    And more…

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the Eastman Summer Intensive 2018 is €700,00. (including your registration cost, fee for 10 workshop days and lunch for 10 workshop days, excluding accommodation costs).


       Start your AUDITION

Please make sure you carefully read the audition procedure of the Eastman Summer Intensive 2018, before you submit the registration form. 

Read carefully
Audition Procedure 2018 (See link below)
Terms & Conditions 2018 (See link below)

To audition for the Eastman Summer Intensive 2018, please fill out the (complete) registration form using the link below. After submitting this form, you will receive a confirmation on your email address within 2 working days. Please note that we cannot accept incomplete auditions, we will contact you if your audition is not complete. 

Audition checklist
Before you fill out the registration form, please make sure you prepared the following:

  • Personal information
  • Audition video - Use Youtube or Vimeo to upload your video
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV
  • Headshot / Passport photo (recent): In high quality/resolution and in CLOSE UP.
                       Max file size 1.0 MB (jpeg)

Registration form 2018 (All fields are required):
UPDATE: Registrations are closed. 

To Remember
26 January 2018 - Start online audition 
16 March 2018 - Deadline to send in your audition
20 March 2018 - We will notify you by e-mail about the audition results
20 April 2018 - Make your payment of the registration fee to confirm your participation 

If you have questions, please contact
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