Summerschool Den Haag 
Workshops 2019

'Remembrance Hereafter' by Craig Davidson. Photo Kim Kenney

FOLDING & UNWINDING
Company Repertoire Craig Davidson
With: Virginia Hendricksen

Friday 26 July
Level: II & III
1-day (1x 90 min.)

Learn a beautiful choreography created for Atlanta Ballet, the official State Ballet of Georgia. Virginia Hendricksen former dancer with a.o. the Royal Ballet of Flanders will teach you all about the flowing movements, classical lines and fluid, off-balance movements of choreographer Craig Davidson.

Australian-born choreographer Craig Davidson created work for the Royal Ballet of Flanders, the Junior Ballet Dortmund , Ballet Dortmund, West Australian Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, Ballet de la Ópera National Bordeaux, the Atlanta Ballet and most recently season 2018/2019 for the Queensland Ballet.

MARK BALDWIN SPECIAL
With: Mark Baldwin

Date: Saturday 20 July & Sunday 21 July
Level: II & III
2-days (2x 180 min. Incl. 2 Balletclasses)
Class (60 min.) by: Mirella Simoncini
Repertoire (90 min.) by: Mark Baldwin

Thrilling opportunity to work directly with former Rambert Artistic Director and Choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE.
You will get a personal insight into his creative process. Mark has a deep affiliation with music and is one of the few choreographers in the world committed to aligning dance with classical and contemporary music scores. This has allowed him to be able to work with orchestras, rock bands and indigenous groups, indeed a diverse range.

This workshop is about the dancer, the choreographer and the music through the eyes of Mark Baldwin, be ready for a brilliant, surprising experience.

FALLING in LOVE with GISELLE
ROMANTIC REPERTOIRE
With:  Mirella Simoncini

Saturday 3 August
Level: II
1-day (1x 90 min.)

Giselle is a beautiful romantic ballet. It was first performed in Paris, France in 1841, with Italian dancer Carlotta Grisi as Giselle. The ghost-filled ballet tells the tragic, romantic story of a beautiful young peasant girl who falls for the flirtations of the deceitful and disguised nobleman Albrecht

The music for Giselle was composed by Adolphe Adam. Other than the Christmas carol Minuit, Chrétiens (known in English as O Holy Night), Giselle is Adam’s most famous work.

The level of the repertoire is made suitable especially for the intermediate student.

CHOREOGRAPHY SPECIAL
With: Mikaela Polley

Date: Friday 9 August & Saturday 10 August
Level: II+
2-days (2x 150 min. Incl. 2 Balletclasses)
Class (60 min.) by: Mirella Simoncini/Mikaela Polley
Repertoire (90 min.) by: Mikaela Polley

A small group of students will learn several choreographies with Mikaela Polley, dancer with Rambert Dance Company 2001-2008; rehearsal director 2008-2018 and currently international choreographer and guest teacher a.o. at the Royal Ballet School.

 

DASHING & DELIGHTFUL
3 day intensive for Young Professionals 
With: Mirella Simoncini

Date: Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August
Level: *III
3-days intensive (3x 195 min. incl. 3 balletclasses)

DASHING & DELIGHTFUL is a three day intensive with well-known classical repertoire danced by Carlotta Grissi, muse to the choreographer Jules Perrot and to the poet Théophile Gautier.
We will take a close look at Giselle which was created in 1841 for her by Perrot and Gautier. Carlotta was described as a delightful Giselle in the eternal story of love and betrayal, which immediately established her as a great star.

Three years later Grissi was absolutely dashing in La Esmeralda, a ballet inspired by the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo and again choreographed for her by Jules Perrot.

A small group of young dancers and vocational students will be working with Mirella dancing Esmeralda and several excerpts from Giselle.
Each day will begin with a class especially focused on what is needed for repertoire. Working on pointes is optional, the level is to some extent adjustable.

Specials
Summerschool Den Haag 2019

FAST FORWARD 60min.
Additional ballet training


DATE(s): See schedule
Single class or in combination with a connecting balletclass.
Regular price: same as a balletclass
Professional rate: same as a balletclass 


Fast Forward class is a 60 minutes additional ballet-training. It includes a Stamina Barre with strength exercises, this high speed barre non stop is especially for toning and shaping thin thighs, developing speed, power and high(er) legs. Followed by centre work and pointe technique, students that prefer not to work with pointeshoes, may strengthen feet by doing this section on regular balletshoes. The last part includes a Stretch Programme for flexibility improvement and relaxation.

Coaching Special
Limited to 3 participants only
LITTLE THINGS

Date: Wednesday 31 July
Level: Pre-Professional / Professional
1-day (1x 50 min.)

Similarities and differences between use and technique of fingers and feet. We have a close look a.o. during adagio and jumps.
Intensive 50 minutes coaching. Positive challenge for personal development. Normally coaching takes place as a private session (one on one). During Summerschool Den Haag we are happy to make this more accessible by presenting it for a group of 3 participants. Coaching Specials are suitable for students with a professional background only. You are welcome to contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching.

Coaching Special
Limited to 3 participants only
INSECURITY & CONFIDENCE

Date: Sunday 18 August
Level: Pre-Professional / Professional
1-day (1x 50 min.)

A personal enjoyable coaching session about insecurity and confidence. Discovering more about ballettechniques and tools that will make you feel comfortable and look beautiful.
Intensive 50 minutes coaching. Positive challenge for personal development. Normally coaching takes place as a private session (one on one). During Summerschool Den Haag we are happy to make this more accessible by presenting it for a group of 3 participants. Coaching Specials are suitable for students with a professional background only. You are welcome to contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching.

Coaching Special
Limited to 3 participants only
THE SOUND of SILENCE

Date: Thursday 8 August
Level: Pre-Professional / Professional
1-day (1x 50 min.)

Going up is easy… coming down is hard. Coaching with the focus on landing from a jump, a pirouette and landing from pointes.
Intensive 50 minutes coaching. Positive challenge for personal development. Normally coaching takes place as a private session (one on one). During Summerschool Den Haag we are happy to make this more accessible by presenting it for a group of 3 participants. Coaching Specials are suitable for students with a professional background only. You are welcome to contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching.

Arranged Coaching
TECHNIQUE ANALYSER (private)
Limited to 1 participant
With: Mirella Simoncini

Date: By appointment
1-day (1x 50 min.)

Arranged Coaching is a private technique analyser of 50 minutes. It will give you guidance with modified exercises by Mirella Simoncini. Arranged Coaching is suitable for professional dancers, students and pre-professional students. Please contact the school to ask if you qualify for coaching 0638551500.

POINTE & STRENGTHENING 30min.
Additional ballet training


DATE(s): See schedule
Aditional training in combination with a connecting balletclass.


30 minutes inspiring pointeclass. Personal attention for the technical level and ability of each dancer. Excellent class if you need to clean up and work on your understanding of pointe technique. Available with a connected balletclass.
Students are welcome to take off pointeshoes anytime and work on regular balletshoes as well.

POINTE 15min. | INTRODUCTORY
Basic Instruction for Pointes

DATE(s): See schedule
In combination with a connecting balletclass.

Some of our balletclasses include 15 minutes of basic explanation about pointe-techique. For students that are ready for pointes and/or have been working with pointes for about one year. And for those who are getting ready to learn pointe technique. You can take this training with or without pointe shoes.
Please note if the teachers concludes you a  not ready to work with pointes yet, you will have to take them off and join the training on regular balletshoes.

 Bij een aantal van onze balletlessen vind je 15 minuten basis uitleg over de spitzentechniek. Aandacht voor correct gebruik van voeten en benen plus training van kracht en balans. Uitstekende les als je minder dan een jaar met spitzen bezig bent, of als je net bent begonnen. Studenten die (binnenkort) willen starten met spitzen kunnen de training op slappe schoentjes volgen. Het is tijdens de les altijd mogelijk spitzen uit te doen en verder te werken met balletschoenen
In een enkel geval, kan de docent beslissen dat een student nog niet klaar is om met spitzen te werken. Je mag de training dan op normale balletschoenen volgen.

POINTE 15min. | Training for Pointes

DATE(s):
 See schedule
In combination with a connecting balletclass

Some of our balletclasses include 15 minutes of pointe technique which can also be done without pointe shoes. Pointe classes are always in a somewhat adjustable level - the teacher will adapt the technical level to the ability of the students. Working on clean technique, strength and joyfull dance movements.

Students are welcome to take off pointeshoes anytime and work on regular balletshoes as well.

 Bij een aantal van onze balletlessen vind je 15 minuten spitzentechniek. Spitzen wordt gegeven in een enigszins aanpasbaar niveau (de moeilijkheidsgraad van de les zal door de docent worden aangepast aan de deelnemende studenten). Aandacht voor kracht, dansplezier en diversiteit in combinaties. Het is tijdens de les altijd mogelijk spitzen uit te doen en verder te werken met balletschoenen.