One Body, One Career—Countertechnique method intensive

  • What: One Body, One Career—Anouk van Dijk’s Countertechnique method intensive
  • When: 29 June – 10 July 2015.
  • Where: Melbourne, Australia.

The intensive is for professional dancers and advanced students interested in pursuing a long, healthy and successful career in dance.

It is curated and taught by Chunky Move Artistic Director, Anouk van Dijk, in conjunction with Countertechnique Master Teacher Nina Wollny and American Alexander Technique expert Tom Koch. 

First-time participants will gain an intensive introduction to the distinct elements and methodology that form Countertechnique, Anouk van Dijk’s movement system and training method. Returning participants have the opportunity to deepen and expand their understanding. Through theory, physical practice, discourse and workshops, participants will gain a set of practical tools that they will be able to draw from and apply in their daily dance practice.

“This was incredible, truly groundbreaking for me. My only frustration was: why didn’t somebody tell me this a long time ago?” (previous participant)

In this year's intensive, Nina Wollny will again teach her much sought after Partnering workshop alongside her Anatomy sessions. Tom Koch expands on his Plenary Recovery sessions and offers individual sessions for all participants. Due to popular demand, the sessions on Class Structure and Functionality will be extended. This year’s performance focus will be on the nuances and experience of dancing in a black box theatre. The intensive will culminate in a shared performance event at Chunky Move’s studio theatre on the final day.

“The best and most thoughtfully prepared intensive I have ever experienced. Cannot wait for another opportunity.” (previous participant)


The intensive will run for two weeks, full-time, Monday to Friday from 29 June to 10 July 2015. You must be able to attend the full two-week period. The full cost for the intensive is $820 AUD. An Early Bird price of $770 AUD is available until Friday 17 April.

Applications details

Applications close on Friday 1 May. Due to the limited number of places, candidates are asked to submit a personal motivation statement and CV for consideration. 2013 and 2014 returning participants do not need to submit a motivation statement. For full details and the application form, visit Chunky Move's website.


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