DART DSP PROFESSIONAL DANCE PROGRAM
DART DSP Professional Dance Program operated by DART Dance Company is found in one of Europe’s most exciting, innovative dance spaces, where artists from all over the world come to push creative boundaries, to experiment with new works, inspired by the DART Dance Company to reach beyond what is possible and to aim for the impossible. The DSP method believes that by working through movement, breath, music, and dynamics, you have the opportunity to explore and define your figure.
The focus of this dance training lies in professional and performative experiences: You will learn through working with our company members, and our world-renowned guest teachers and choreographers which will foster a vibrant and creative environment.
In addition to the training, all of our dancers will receive performance experience, a professional photo shoot, performance videos, and have the opportunity to create and choreograph a performance which can be performed in a theatre. Furthermore, at the end of the year, one of the DSP members will be offered an Apprenticeship with DART Dance Company.
The schedule of the programme:
Ballet - 90 minutes
Repertoire/Creative work/Improvisation - 60 minutes
Contemporary - 90 minutes
- Saeed Hani
- Maddie Hanson
- Fabio Liberti
- Alessandra Scalambrino
- Anton Lachky
As part of the DART DSP Programme, members will have four performances throughout the year which will include an open call to invite choreographers to create a piece for the programme. There will be two performances in Pfefferberg Theatre, and two performances in ACUD Theatre throughout the season. Furthermore, DSP members will have a chance to perform with the DART Dance Company. Over the last two years that the open call has been running, we have received more than 200 applications from choreographers worldwide.
DART DANCE COMPANY COURSES: DSP Members can participate in the DART Dance Company winter and spring intensive courses free of charge.
During the programme, we will hold a course before the beginning of the audition season, so that dancers can prepare themselves appropriately for auditions.
PHOTOSHOOT AND PERFORMANCE VIDEOS:
There will be a professional photo shoot at the beginning of the programme for DSP members.
We record each DSP performance with a professional camera team.
At the end of the course, you will receive professionally edited trailers/full performance videos, and pictures from the photoshoots.
DART DSP INTRODUCTION VIDEOS:
At the beginning of the programme, we will make trailers for all of the DART DSP members, which they can then use in their future career.
DART DSP WEBSITE PRIZE:
At the end of the programme, two members from the DSP will be chosen for whom we will provide them with a website to assist in starting their professional dance career. The winners will be announced at the beginning of May.
At the end of the programme, one DSP member will be offered a prestigious apprentice position with DART Dance Company in the following year. The dancer who receives this will be notified at the end of the season.
SOLO OR DUO:
Every year we hold an open call for the members of the programme to practice their choreographing skills. They have the chance to create a piece for themselves or other DSP members. The members who are chosen to create will showcase their work in a double bill performance with the DART Dance Company. The open call will be announced at the beginning of the season.