PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
COURSE 2023 / 2024
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM CONTEMPORARY DANCE
From October 2, 2023 to June 20, 2024.
Monday to Thursday / 09:30 a 16:30
THE JORNEY. 1 ACADEMIC YEAR (OCTOBER 2023 - JUNE 2024)
EMPTY. FIRST TRIMESTER (OCTOBER 2 - DECEMBER 20, 2023)
The first trimester focuses on the concept of emptiness. It is time to lay the foundations of movement, to let ourselves be permeated by the concept of Release, to update the information we bring and expand our body-mind knowledge and awareness through the understanding and integration (embodiment) of movement anatomical and biomechanical principles. It is time to cultivate the development of the most basic and at the same time most important thinking skill: observation, in the broad sense of the word. The subjects Structural BodyWork and Somatic Techniques will be essential for this beginning.
BUILD. SECOND TRIMESTER (JANUARY 8 - MARCH 21, 2024)
The second trimester focuses on gaining a deeper and broader understanding of technique and training and acquiring a broad personal repertoire of routines to work on and develop both. It is the moment dedicated to movement analysis and the study of the technique in depth from the base of anatomy and the biomechanics. It is also the time to begin to begin to expand the limits of our bodies and minds in a healthy and gentle way. Floorwork, Partnerng and Acrobatics subjects will be essential for this mission.
PLAY. THIRD TRIMESTER (APRIL 2 - JUNE 20, 2024)
The third trimester focuses on the idea of globality. The objective is to integrate the information of the different subjects into a whole, to relate the different contents to obtain a global understanding. It is time to bring into practice all the tools and skills learned to define or redefine your own language. It is the time to play, explore, integrate, define and above all, enjoy the most intense moment of the program.
Creation occupies an important place in our curriculum. This includes offering our students concrete tools to approach the creation process and, most importantly, offering them a space to share their own individual and collective creations. That is why the program includes a public presentation once a month.
SPECIFIC CONTEMPORARY DANCE PROGRAM
RELEASE BASED. SOMATIC APRROACH
We are committed to a way of conceiving training and physical preparation that moves away from the idea of toning and focuses on the concepts of balance and globality. Our goal is to help our students to better understand their abilities and to expand their limits in a healthy way. Our pedagogy is nourished by science and experience, integrating knowledge of the classics with the most current studies on anatomy, biomechanics and neuroeducation. The subjects Structural Work and Somatic Techniques are key in this task. However, all the subjects of the program, especially the technical disciplines, are imbued with this somatic approach.
Our program includes those techniques and disciplines that are part of the common vocabulary of the contemporary dance scene today. Floorwork, Acrobatics, Partering and Contact Improvisation. they are the vehicle for our journey towards knowledge, the acquisition of new skills and the refinement of the technical aspects of movement.
Our program offers something very unique and exclusive, the possibility of growing not only as a performer but also as a creator. The subjects Improvisation / Composition and Movement Research & Creation focus on exploration and reflection on aspects such as choreography, dramaturgy and the symbology of movement.
FOCUSED ON CREATIVITY AND CREATION
We consider it essential to offer comprehensive and quality education for future performing arts professionals, not only as performers but also as creators, meeting the needs of this moment of paradigm shift in the Performing Arts.
CONTENTS TO ENHANCE CREATIVITY
The subjects Improvisation / Composition and Movement Research & Creation focus on exploration and reflection on aspects such as choreography, dramaturgy and the symbology of movement.
TIME FOR CREATION
Daily class (13:00 - 14:00). Every day our students receive a class of one of the mentioned subjects.
Own time for creation (14;30 - 16:30). Our students have available space for 2 hours/day to investigate and create by their own.
We believe that the scenic experience must be present and be part of the process from the beginning to the end of the program. That is why we offer our students the chance to get on stage and live a real stage experience every month. Tejido Conectivo Esncena is the Monthly Dance Program of the Tejido Conectivo School, a space of freedom where our students have the opportunity to bring their own ideas and concerns to the stage, an open stage space to share their processes with the audience.
Self creations. Individual and colective processes
Teacher´s creations. Students performerss and cocreators
Guest artists. Every month our students share the stage with a professional guest artist.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FRAMEWORK
Tejido Conectivo International Dance School recives students from all over the world.
The 2022/2023 promotion has students from more than 10 different nationalities. In these years, students from many different countries have been formed at Tejido Conectivo School. France, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Armenia, Estonia, China, USA, Germany, UK, Egypt, Morocco, Chile, Panama and Colombia.
CLASSES IN ENGLISH
English is the vehicular language of the School, especially in the first term. Throughout the course and to the extent that our students become familiar with the language, there is the possibility of switching to Spanish or combining it in a timely manner.
The School provides all the necessary documents to manage the visa process for those students who need it. If required, the School also has an external advisory service in relation to immigration issues.
We are a team with extensive background, a long professional career, both artistic and pedagogical, and with an enormous passion for sharing our experience on the art and science of movement. On the one hand, 3 permanent teachers who provide regularity, continuity and the possibility of deepening and progressing in the contents. On the other hand, the guest teachers each month bring freshness, diversity and specialization in some specific content, technique or discipline.
Miguel Ángel Punzano contributes the scientific part, he will be responsible for imparting the contents related to the study of movement, somatic preparation (body-mind) and technique, through the subjects Release, Floorwork, Somatic and structural work, Acrobatics, Partnering and Contact Improvisation.
Andrea Amor and Libertad Pozo provide the artistic part, taking care of matters related to scenic aspects. Andrea Amor teaches the subject Movement Research & Creación y Libertad Pozo teaches the subject Improvisation / Composition & Dramaturgy in Dance.
Every month a guest teacher visits the School to offer one or several master classes. External teachers are always a stimulus for the student, providing novelty and diversity and giving our students the opportunity to test their skills in other registers or styles of movement and/or delve into specific content. This year we have had at the School Nacho Cárcaba, Christine Cole (USA), Álvaro Murillo, Miguel Tornero, Carlota Rosón, Martín Banco, Sebastián Rowinsky (Venezuela/Spain), Cristiane Boullosa (Brazil/Spain) and Shantí Vera (Mexico).
Reflection and feedback are essential parts of any teaching-learning process. We offer our students real accompaniment, both collectively and individually, to help them in their process and maximize their learning.
One-on-one mentoring. Each student has a mentoring at the end of each trimester with the director of the school, Miguel Ángel Punzano, with the aim of evaluating the process and redirecting it if necessary.
Tutorials. From time to time, students may request tutorials with any teacher.
The audition process consist of the following phases:
Fill out and submit the Application Form with the following information:
Link to video
Once we receive your Application Form we will contact you to set up a date for a personal online interview.
Total cost: 3900 € (in two payments)
First Payment: 1950 € (At registration)
Second Payment: 1950 € (1-20 December 2023)