The return of Wim Broeckx, Paquita and the repertoire workshops of Jiří Kylián and David Dawson, the keys to Valencia Endanza 2022
The thirteenth edition of Valencia Endanza will once again feature a select group of internationally acclaimed professionals of international stature. Among others and because of the close relationship that links him to our course, we would like to highlight the return of Wim Broeckx, former Principal dancer at Het National Ballet in Amsterdam and former President of Prix de Lausanne. Due to the closure of the Australian borders during the first two years of the pandemic, it has been impossible to count on the Belgian maestro, who will will teach Classical dance and men’s repertoire.
Trained at the renowned Vaganova Academy and former dancers at the prestigious Mariinsky Ballet of St. Petersburg and Dresden Semperoper, Olga Melnikova and Vitali Fadeev are currently teachers at the Palucca University Hochschule für Tanz in Dresden. In the Intensive Classical programme, Melnikova will teach Classical dance, repertoire and character dances, while Fadeev will teach classical dance, repertoire and technique for men.
Following the tradition of joining synergies and efforts in the study of a great Classical repertoire and as a demonstration of the necessary teamwork, on this occasion, the faculty has decided to work about Paquita (1846), a work about the love affairs of a gypsy heroine in the midst of the Napoleonic invasion, about which you can find more detailed information at the bottom of this publication.
In addition, we will be holding a choreographic workshop focusing on the repertoire of the Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián, who was artistic director of Nederlands Dans Theater for 25 years and one of the most influential choreographers of the last quarter of the 20th century. Kylián’s repertory workshop will be Given by Sébastien Mari, former dancer of Nederlands Dans Theater. The choreographic workshop on repertoire by David Dawson, winner of the Benois de la Danse Prize – the ‘Oscar’ of ballet – and closely linked to the Dresden Semperoper Ballet. Will be given by Dawson´s choreographic assistant Raphaël Coumes-Marquet. We invite you to get to know the the trajectory of our teachers of the Classical Intensive with the biographies at the bottom of the page, listed alphabetically by surname.
As you will know from previous editions, Valencia Endanza offers three levels in the Classical Intensive: Classical I (from the age of 10 or 4th year of elementary school), whose program consists of Classical dance, pointe/men’s technique, Classical group repertoire, jazz and character dance. Classical II (from 13 years of age or 2nd year of professional education), whose classes will be in Classical dance, pointe/technique for repertoire, contemporary dance and jazz; and Classical III (from the age of 15 or 4th year of vocational training), whose program consists of Classical dance, pointe/men’s technique, repertoire, pas de deux (depending on the anti-Counseling protocol), and choreographic workshops.
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