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Term II Classes and Information

Session I (July 4 – July 17)

Instructors: Marina Abib and Beno Novak

Our work revolves around the notion that “Dance is something that we are”. 

We ground our creating process on building material based on our personal experiences taking into account the idea that our body has the knowledge to create and to choreograph. It is able to produce movements and it has its personal logic on how to happen in time and space.

The class is based on two principles of discovering my identity as a creator: group work and meeting myself.

For the group work we will guide students through sets of physical tasks. We will encourage students to be more present and take risks while expanding understanding and sensitivity. What we call “meeting myself” is the experience of going through a process of creating a solo work revolving around personal matters – in this case we are going to work with MEMORIES.

We believe that the results are not attained by clinging to an idea. So, we plan to guide students repeatedly through each step of the process and challenge them to consider different options.

Through this questioning process, along with the option of collaboration through observation of each others’ work, students can develop a better understanding of choreographic choices, witness the creative process in action and create a healthy experience of criticism and engagement.


Session II (July 18 – July 31)

Instructors: Helena Fernandino and Wagner Moreira

Again and again we are amazed at how infinite the possibilities are to teach, to create and above all, to learn.

The class approaches ways of moving using a focus on efficiency rather than a focus shapes. Elements such as strength, flexibility, restriction, limitation, abilities and supplementation enable the participants to create freedom, stability, difference, diversity and natural acceptance. Based on exploration, improvisation and technique, participants will be offered simple patterns of movement that will be developed into different combinations. The focus will be on an economic (i.e. efficient) process in regards to the function of movement development, while participants explore the connectivity and qualities from different body systems.

Through guided explorations, classes will flow from floor work through standing combinations and the connection between levels of space. Based on our own experiences as dancers and choreographers, the second part of the class will utilize improvisational games and tasks to compose material and create scores, providing a matrix for stage pieces or site-specific work. C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities of Research & Exploration) has gained a new dimension through several experiences in recent years, opening up new visions that follow new impulses.




Dates (including Arrival and Departure):

Term I: May 30 – June 26, 2021

Term II: July 4 – July 31, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: The dates above include arrival and departure. The Accademia dell’Arte does not accommodate students before or after these dates, neither in the time between the intensives.


The Accademia dell’Arte undergraduate program is fully accredited by Hendrix College.

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