During the repertoire lessons from Alvin Ailey’s work focus will be on the unique movement style of this renowned choreographer. Alvin Ailey founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Ailey School in New York City. Ailey's work is very much influenced on inspired on HORTON technique.
Laurence Desloovere will teach Ailey’s work, so that the dancers can evolve in the vocabulary and it’s unpredictable way of movements.
Laurence studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance School in New York. Alvin Ailey received the Kennedy Center Honours in 1988. He is one of the leading choreographers of the seventies.
The work of William Forsythe will be excellently taught by Virginia Hendricksen. The American choreographer was artistic director of Frankfurt BalletCompany. He is a guest choreographer with outstanding companies like NDT, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, l’opera de Paris and many more. Virginia Hendricksen, former dancer at Frankfurt Ballet, will explore this work with the students. She will challenge them to push there boundaries during the International Course Antwerp.
The work of Christian Spuck is not unknown to us. This German choreographer has been artistic director for many years at the Zurich Ballet. Jan Casier, soloist at Zurich Ballet, will work with the students and will explore the essence and purity of his work. Together they will discover the deeper thoughts of his creations.