Until The 2019 Kibbutz Summer Intensive!
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A TYPICAL DAY AT THE SUMMER INTENSIVE
The day begins with a nutritious Mediterranean breakfast together will all the Summer Intensive participants at our cafeteria and social hall together with dancers from across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australasia. Following breakfast, we warm up in one of our 10 large professional studios at the International Dance Village with a ballet technique class led by ballet masters and company dancers. Then we take a short snack break with fresh fruits and drinks and proceed to the second-morning class which can consist of either company repertoire, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, improvisation, depending on the day and your group schedule. After lunch, dancers take two additional classes which vary by day.
In addition to the daily technique classes, all participants have the opportunity to attend company rehearsals and performances in the company’s Zichri Theatre at the International Dance Village, where our main company creates and works year round together with Artistic Director Rami Be’er.
Teachers include Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company’s dancers, renowned ballet masters, international choreographers as well as guest artists. All the students live together in the International Dance Village’s accommodations; just a short walking distance to the studios, and eat all meals in the cafeteria, which provides a full-service dining room with kosher meals and extensive vegetarian options.
After classes, participants have free access to relax by the beautiful outdoor pool near the studios, overlooking the lush green hills of the Galilee and the Mediterranean Sea. In the evenings, following dinner, we offer fun social activities from baking Middle Eastern pita bread to bonfires, music and movie nights. Students living in the residence hall are supervised by our residential staff of live-in professionals. Weekends include field trips on alternate Fridays in the middle of each 2-week session to the Mediterranean Sea beach near The Village, to cultural and historical landmarks and plenty of opportunities to discover and taste local cuisine and meet first-hand the welcoming and diverse culture of Israel.
All activities and classed are supervised by our professional staff and residential counselors.
We welcome dance students of high school and university ages with prior training in classical ballet or contemporary dance. Familiarity with classic modern dance techniques is helpful. Dance students who have already graduated from the university are also welcome.
The program is a truly transformative experience with a strong dance intensive component along with cultural immersion and personal development opportunities, offering teenagers and young adults a chance to gain international experience while living among one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies at the International Dance Village in Kibbutz Ga’aton, Israel.
Enrollment in the Summer Dance Intensive is open to all and is on a first come first served basis. No audition is required. In order to reserve your spot, students just need to complete the registration form and process the registration payment.
Dance students who are currently studying at a dance academy, high school for the arts, and/or university dance program and would like to receive course credits (accreditation) for the Summer Intensive, may do so and learn more here.