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About Jiří Pokorný

Born in Prague, 25.07.1981

Jiří Pokorný is a Czech choreographer based in The Hague, Netherlands. He graduated from the Prague National Dance Conservatory in 2000 and went on dancing with Laterna Magika in Prague. Three years later he joined Nederlands Dans Theater 2 in The Hague and continued his carrier with NDT1. After seven years in NDT, Jiri joined Vancouver-based company KiddPivot under the leadership of Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite. Jiri has worked with many renowned choreographers such as Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, Paul Lightfoot, Sol Leon, and Crystal Pite among others.  Jiri has performed in prestigious theatres worldwide, including Paris Opera, Sadler’s Wells London, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro Liceu Barcelona, Joyce Theatre New York, and many more. In 2013, Jiri transitioned on to making his own works as a freelance choreographer and since then he has collaborated with companies and production houses across Europe and North America. To name a few, he created pieces for NDT, Aterballetto in Italy, Basel Ballet, National Theater Mannheim, Budapest Dance Theatre, Chamber Ballet Prague, North West Dance Project in Portland ( US ), and Korzo productions in the Hague. Jiri’s engagement with dance education has also its importance due to numerous collaborations with dance schools such as Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Juilliard School in New York, Arts Umbrella Vancouver, NDT’s Summer Intensive, SHARE Intensive Berlin, and Architanz Tokyo. Jiri directs his own educational program for young choreographers The Pioneer Project in Korzo Theatre, The Hague.

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 1h15min to then continue with a 5 hours repertoire workshop session.

Schedule

January 27th, 2023: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Kidd Pivot Improvisation Tool Warmup & Crystal Pite Repertoire Workshop

January 28th, 2023: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Kidd Pivot Improvisation Tool Warmup  & Crystal Pite Repertoire Workshop

January 29th, 2023: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Kidd Pivot Improvisation Tool Warmup  & Crystal Pite 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...)

Acceptance

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.

January 27th, 28th and 29th , 2023 | Berlin

10:00 am - 5:00 pm / 195€

Breite Str. 43, 13187 Berlin

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 Repertoire and Kidd Pivot Improvisation tools w/ Jiri Pokorny

During three-day, you will have the great opportunity to work on Kidd Pivot's improvisation tools and Crystal Pite's repertoire with former dancer Jiří Pokorný.

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