10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Workshop + 4 Nights Accommodation: 375€
Eden Studio: Breite Str. 43, 13187 Berlin
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.
Jiri Pokorny & Crystal Pite Repertoire
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.
Each day will begin with a warm-up led by Jiri Pokorny on the improvisation tools used at Kidd Pivot lasting 1h to 1h30 min to then continue with a 5 hours repertoire workshop on the work of Crystal Pite.
February 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2024: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Kidd Pivot Improvisation Tool Warmup & Crystal Pite Repertoire Workshop
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. 7 days to pay your tuition is required once our email is 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.
About Crystal Pite
In a choreographic career spanning three decades, Crystal Pite has created more than 50 works for dance companies in Canada and around the world. She is the founding artistic director of the Vancouver-based company Kidd Pivot, world-renowned for radical hybrids of dance and theatre that are assembled with a keen sense of wit and invention. Ms. Pite is known for works that courageously address such challenging and complex themes as trauma, addiction, conflict, consciousness and mortality; her bold and original vision has earned her international acclaim and inspired an entire generation of dance artists.