SE.S.TA - Centre for Choreographic Developement

Centre for Choreographic Development
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International Training Course of Choreographic Coaching
Jan Komárek

International Training Course of Choreographic Coaching

Given by experienced foreign choreographers: Béatrice Massin, Jean-Christophe Paré and Dominique Boivin

August 24.—30. 2012


  • HAMU (Music Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)
  • Studio Alt@, U Výstaviště 21, Prague 7
  • Alfred ve dvoře Theatre, Fr. Křížka 36, Prague 7

SE.S.TA has been organizing training courses of choreographic coaching annually since 2005. This year's seventh edition doesn't aim at educating dancers or aesthetic aspects of their expression. The training course wants to open new ways of research and elaboration of elements already used in the choreographer's work, all of this based on the choreographers' previous work. The whole course is designed as a dialogue between choreographers and experienced artists (“coaches”) who guide the former in their work.


Participating choreographers will create something for the opportunity of the course or will elaborate on an extract of an already existing choreography (15 minutes maximum) that will serve as a basis for the work during the training course. The coaches will see the basic material on a video recording beforehand so that they can get acquainted with the inner world of each choreographer and understand their way of perception before the beginning of the training course.
During the training course the participants will analyse individual elements of their choreographies, try to define these and, together with their coaches, re-identify what is important and what could be further developed. The results of their work will be presented within a public work in progress. The goal isn't to present a final product or a whole choreography but rather a phase of a creative process.

The training course is designed for professional dancers and choreographers.
Morning training lessons are likewise open to students of dance, teachers and other members of dance community.
All lessons will be interpreted.
Students must take part in the whole of the training course, not just individual parts.

In case a choreographer wants to work on a collective choreography he or she must take part in the training course with the whole team and announce the number of members of the team in advance to the organizers.


Each day will start with a collective technical training. Each choreographer will have a dance studio at their disposal for a few hours a day. Therefore, every individual participant will be allowed to work on their choreography, trying to reach their goals, which will be defined within a dialogue with the respective coach. The coaches will be present according to the needs and wishes of the choreographers. Each day will close with the choreographers presenting what they have done during the day, no matter how unfinished the day's product will be. A collective discussion will follow.

Open classes – more info…

Public presentation of results:

30. 8. at 8 pm at Alfred ve dvoře Theatre.

Practical informations:

Participation fee:

  • 110 EUR / a choreographer + his dancers count as one participant)

Please be aware that the number of participants is limited.

Morning training participation fee:

  • 10 EUR / 1 class


The application form including CV must be sent before July 2, 2012 to the following address:

Obligatory attachments:

The application form must be sent together with a video excerpt of a choreography that is in a process of creation and that will serve as the basis for the choreographer's work during the coaching training course. Excerpts from previous works can also be attached.
You can also specify the name of the coach with whom you would like to co-work. We will do our best to meet your requirements.

Address: SE.S.TA - Pod Kaštany 8, 160 00 Praha 6, ČR

More info: Marie Kinsky, e-mail: