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Coaching Residencies for Choreographers

Date of event20–27 August 2015 |  Place of eventPrague, Czech Republic

International residential workshops for research of choreographic projects under the guidance of world-renowned coaches

The aim of this workshop is neither the formation of new dancers, nor the aesthetics of their artistic expression. The aim is open up new ways for choreographers, lead them through the web of their own questions in order to research and deepen their own artistic expression. The whole residency is conceived as a dialogue between choreographers and experienced coaches who guide them through the artistic process. The workshops offer space for intense individual work while their community aspect is not to be forgotten. This makes them a great opportunity for networking on international level.  

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Workshop Cost: 150 EUR (the cost of acommodation is not included)


Jean Gaudin

Jean Gaudin Životopis

After having the opportunity to work with such personalities as Maurice Béjart and Carolyn Carlson, he presented his first choreography in 1978 at Bagnolet and decided to found his own company a year later. In his choreographic work he focuses on merging diverse means of artistic expression [ ]

Béatrice Massin

Béatrice Massin Životopis

Having performed with a number of contemporary companies, she was engaged by the company Ris et Danceries in 1983, where for ten years she was both a contemporary dance performer and in charge of research of possible repertoire. She was assistant and co-creator at Francine Lancelot's. In 1993, Béatrice Massin founded the company Fêtes Galantes. Her work makes use of the choreographic vocabulary [ ]

Jean-Christophe Paré

Jean-Christophe Paré Životopis

Jean-Christophe Paré graduated into the Paris Opera Ballet in 1976 and was promoted to First Soloist in 1982. For a number of years before and after 1982 he was a member of the Paris Opera’s experimental dance group Groupe de Recherche de l’Opera de Paris (GRCOP). He left the Paris Opera to work with various contemporary French choreographers, such as D. Larrieu, R. Chopinot, F. Verret, A. Degroat, and to concentrate on his own choreography (he has created more than fifteen works to date). He has worked extensively with Wilfred Piollet and Jean Guizerix, former stars of the Paris Opera Ballet who take a very progressive approach to contemporary dance creation. In addition to collaborative work as a dancer and choreographer, he also works closely with the dance analyst Odile Rouquet in the field of research in movement. He is regularly invited to teach at various conservatoires, universities and high schools in France and abroad. In 1990 he became director of the National Centre of Contemporary Dance in Angers and then inspector of dance for the French Ministry of Culture, even later then director of the National Dance School in Marseille. He introduced new curricula at universities and high schools including choreographic analysis and coaching. He is invited by SE.S.TA each year since 1999 to teach in Prague. [ ]


Apply until 21 June through rezervace@se-s-ta.cz. Please send us your CV / resumé, cover letter and presentation of the work-in-progress in English. In case of selection, please send us a DVD with the footage of your work-in-progress project by 15 August. 


City of Prague, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Studio ALTA, HAMU, Alfred ve dvoře Theatre, French Embassy


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