“For me, movement is born from the inside out. When I am making work the emphasis is always on the energy and emotion of a movement, rather than the shape it forms. This makes it available for everybody to try. I enjoy seeing my work give people the feeling that dance is possible for them – that it is accessible, exciting, moving, and more than anything that it can belong to them, and they feel like they belong in it.” – Hofesh
We have developed a range of opportunities for professionals and emerging professionals to come together, exchange practice and develop their own approaches to dance and performance.
Intensives: Our regular programme of intensives have been devised for professional dancers.
Led by a team including Associate Artistic Director Bruno Guillore, our dancers and Hofesh. Intensives are between 3 – 5 days of immersion in Hofesh’s fundamental movement principles and repertoire. These popular immersive workshops are open to professional dancers, teachers and dance students on vocational courses who are looking to enrich their practice and training.
Recommended for those over the age of 18+.
Here’s what some of our participants had to say:
“The company gave so much personal feedback and I really grew from this experience in ways that will continue to translate in my own work.”
“The whole experience has been very intense, deep and fulfilling.”
“For such an internationally renowned company, this is one of the fullest, yet lowest cost intensives I have ever done.”
Our 5-day Summer Intensive is on sale now! Join us and explore extracts from our current touring work, Grand Finale.
Bruno Guillore and the company dancers will guide you through rich repertoire and creative tasks and Hofesh Shechter will attend on the final day to help you further embody his distinct dance vocabulary.
This Intensive will have two sessions: The Experienced session is open to a maximum of 25 professional dancers, teachers and dance students on vocational courses who have taken an Intensive with us in the past.
Alternatively, the New session is open to a maximum of 25 people who are new to Hofesh’s work and/or contemporary dance, but would like to explore dance movement and understand more about the company’s approach to it.
If you have any questions about which session you would like to attend, please contact us at email@example.com.
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Apprentice Company: Shechter II
In 2015, we established our own training company and apprenticeships. Over 1,500 dancers will audition for 8 places in this highly sought after professional development programme. A place in Shechter II offers dancers at the start of their careers the opportunity to earn a full-time salary, experience of an international touring schedule, work with Hofesh and our dancers in the studio, and gain mentoring on teaching skills, delivering workshops and participation projects around the world.
The Apprentice Company has recently completed recruitment for the new company. You can find out more details of the programme and dancers involved during 2018 here.