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August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 2023 | Berlin

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price: 195€

Eden Studio***** Breite Str. 43, 13187 Berlin Deutschland

SHARE Workshop | Akram Khan 

During this three-day, you will have the great opportunity to work on the methods and repertoire of Akram Khan with former dancer Joy Alpuerto Ritter.

About Joy Alpuerto Ritter

Joy Alpuerto Ritter was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. In her youth she was trained at the Ballettschule Armin Krain and learned Philippine Folk Dance in the cultural dance group led by her mother. In 2004 Joy graduated at the Palucca School (Dresden, Germany) with a dance diploma. She started working as a freelance dancer with choreographers like Christoph Winkler, Heike Hennig Wangramirez, Constanza Macras and Yui Kawaguchi. After expanding her repertory in urban dance styles, she became part of the Hip Hop and Voguing Ballroom culture scene in Berlin and has won prizes in several Dance Battles like Voguing out Berlin, Defipayette, Oval Battle and Funkin stylz. In 2011 she joined Cirque du Soleil as a dancer and aerial artist for the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour. Since 2013 she has been a dancer and rehearsal director of the Akram Khan Company where she continues her touring life all around the world. She was nominated as “Outstanding Female Dancer (contemporary)” at the UK National Dance Awards in 2017 for her performance in Until the Lions.


Since then, Joy has been creating her own work with Unda (premiered at the Barbican London), Alter Egos (Sophiensaele Berlin and Heimkehr (coproduction LOFFT das Theater). Her solo work Babae found a wide international response, and she was one of the Aerowaves artists 2020. As a choreographer, she established new collaborations with Akram Khan (UK), Ballet Black (UK), Chen Shi-Zheng (New York), Riz Ahmed (UK), Viviana Durante (UK), Floria Sigismondi (USA/CA), Florence and the machine (UK) and Garin Nugroho (Indonesia). 


As a teacher, Joy has been giving workshops all around the world such as at IDW - International Dance Week Budapest, Marameo Berlin, Orsolina28, Ugnayan (Online), Towards Vivencia (Online) and has created commissioned works at SEAD - Salzburg Experimental Dance Academy, DAF- Dance Arts Faculty in Rome and Beijing Dance Academy in China.

About this Course

This workshop is exclusively for SHARE The Dance Intensive. Dancers submitting their application need to have a strong dance technique and physicality and/or any other background that supports their participation in this workshop.

Workshop Description​

Each day will begin with a warm-up lasting 1 hour to 1h30 min to continue with a 5 hours repertoire workshop session.



August 1st, 2023: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Warm-up & Repertoire Workshop

August 2nd, 2023: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Warm-up & Repertoire Workshop

August 3rd, 2023: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Warm-up & Repertoire Workshop

Application Requirements

  • All Applicants must be professional or pre-professional dancers, movers, or performers, with a minimum age of 16 years old.

  • You must provide a maximum of 1-minute video link (Vimeo or Youtube) of your dancing either improvising or choreographed solo. No group piece. No Instagram or Facebook link.

  • A full detailed resume is to be uploaded (max 15Mb) or via a weblink (google drive, website, etc...)


Within 3 days after receiving your application form, we will send our response via email. A 7 days period to pay your tuition is required once our email was sent. Every un-paid application is canceled on the 8th day at 9 am.


You can pay via Credit Card or Offline by bank transfer.


Once accepted and tuition paid we can help provide accommodation on request and if available at the venue at Dock 11 Eden***** Villa

About Akram Khan

Akram Khan is one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. In the last 22 years he has created a body of work that has contributed significantly to the arts in the UK and abroad. His reputation has been built on the success of imaginative, highly accessible and relevant productions such as Jungle Book reimagined, Outwitting the Devil, XENOS, Until the Lions, Kaash, iTMOi (in the mind of igor), DESH, Vertical Road, Gnosis and zero degrees.

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