Choreography Session 2023
Russia, St. Petersburg, Boris Eifman Dance Academy
Russia, St. Petersburg, Alexandrinsky Theatre (main stage)
July 5 - July 25, 2023
July 28 - July 29, 2023
| Performance Laboratory
TOPIC OF THE PROJECT:
The major subject of the School is the value selection between the internal own values and what affects a man from the outside, such as mass media, Internet, and common stereotypes. How does a modern man pass through such value conflict? What contradictory values do people face? What value dilemmas do they solve? How to save global values and avoid instantaneous influences?
Participants had to reflect the struggle inside a modern man between eternal true global principles and aggressively imposed inane temptations of the modern world.
SESSION PROGRAM INCLUDED:
Three weeks filled with an effective program:
Classical Russian ballet lessons - 20 h
Contemporary dance technique - 20 h
Hours of rehearsals - 45 h
For the third time, the Boris Eifman Dance Academy hosted the Choreography Session of the Innopraktika School. Its goal and mission, as before, was cultural exchange. The School received applications for participation in the choreography session from 50 countries, including 17 countries of the African continent. Based on the results of a detailed selection 16 dancers and choreographers from 13 countries were invited for the residency at the Boris Eifman Dance Academy, including six participants from Nigeria, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Uganda and Senegal.
For three weeks of fruitful work, Russian choreographers created unique productions with foreign dancers, while foreign choreographers worked with students of the Dance Academy - they gave master classes in modern and classical Chinese dance, and also created several new choreographic miniatures on a given topic.
The final concert of the Choreography session was held on the stage of the Dance Academy Theatre. Especially for the new performances School organized the creation of author's costumes and necessary stage props, music was written by professional composers, and unique lighting designs were created. A team of professional make-up artists was invited for the performers that day.
In addition, the School organized a rich cultural program: the participants of the session visited the Mariinsky, Mikhailovsky and Alexandrinsky theatres, the State Hermitage Museum, the State Museum-Reserves Tsarskoye Selo and Peterhof, witnessed the traditional drawing of bridges, visited the iconic cathedrals of the city in order to better imbue the culture and life of Russia and St. Petersburg.
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The Students of The Eifman Dance Academy study Russian classic ballet and contemporary dance techniques and become world's most demanded artists.
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