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Movement-based Performing Arts

Professional program in Budapest
2024/2025

The ZeroPlus Performing Arts Education Program is a 9-month movement-based education program, where performing arts are viewed in the broadest sense, covering choreography, theater practices, performance art, trans- and interdisciplinary works. We approach these versatile practices from movement because we believe that the body is a valuable reference point, whatever we choose to focus on as a performer and creator.

 

Contemporary performance practices are constantly redefined and embrace diverse people, cultures, aesthetic values and practices. Our program lets you explore and experiment with the body in performance. The program goes beyond technical training as it equally emphasizes somatic approaches, movement research, improvisation and composition. As you expand your awareness in movement and technical capabilities, you will adapt the new vocabularies to your own body and gain confidence in using movement consciously in creation, thus stepping from execution to creation. At the beginning of the program, you will have time to look inside and focus on self-knowledge and then you will be increasingly engaged in group learning. By the end of the program, your knowledge about your body together with the understanding of your developing artistic identity and the group will lead you to create new artworks. You will be guided and supported on this journey as a performer and creator by experienced professionals.

Where: ZeroPlus Dance Studio, Budapest, Hungary


When: 9 September, 2024 – 15 June, 2025

 

Deadline for applications: 31 August, 2024

According to the current technical knowledge and objectives of the Applicant, the Program will provide 2 LEVELS OF EDUCATION:

 

MAIN PROGRAM

  • Weekly 21 hours of training, total min. 705 hours

    • 9:15–15:00 from Monday to Thursday (3 classes or 2 classes and an intensive workshop including a lunch break)

    • 9:15-12:30 on Friday (2 classes)

  • 3 focuses

    • improve technical skills 

      • ballet, contemporary, Limón technique, Graham technique, floor barre, Afro, Pilates to expand the awareness in movement & technical capabilities.

    • go beyond the dance technique - somatic approaches

      • Skinner Release Technique, Contact Improvisation, Pilates, Yoga to adapt the new vocabularies to their own body. The courses also use approaches and methods from Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais method, Laban Movement Analysis

    • creation - explore & experiment

      • improvisation techniques, movement research, repertoire, dance composition to gain confidence in using movement consciously in creation

  • Note: as the year progresses, more emphasis will be given to artistic creation.

  • Optional possibilities

    • studio time in the afternoon for your own projects and rehearsals

    • demonstrations to showcase your work in the studio

    • opportunities for our most dedicated students to perform in art galleries, public spaces, site-specific places, or in a theater

    • Closing performance in Jurányi House at the end of the academic year for our most dedicated students

    • Certificate of completion. ATTENTION! We do NOT issue a state-recognized diploma, but a certificate of the accomplishment of the training program, with a list of the completed courses, performances, etc.

BASIC PROGRAM

  • Technical foundation classes (contemporary dance, ballet, contact improvisation) for those who are just starting to learn the art of movement (weekly 21 hours of training, total min. 198 hours)

    • Mondays and Wednesdays 18:00-21:00 twice a week

  • Optional possibilities

    • studio time in the afternoon for your own practice

    • demonstrations to showcase your work in the studio

    • in exceptional cases the possibility to participate in the closing performance in Jurányi House at the end of the academic year

WHO IS IT FOR?

This program is for everyone (18+ years old) who: 

  • has a strong interest in movement practice and performance

  • is a student graduated from a dance program (secondary school or university) intending to

    • widen their horizons and experiment with movement

    • research the body in a wider sense of performing arts and performance-making

  • is a dancer who would like to join a more experimental dance company, where dancers are performers and creators as well, and wants to be well prepared for this

  • is able to follow classes in English

 

Our aim is to offer you a safe place where you can explore your individuality, broaden your horizons and develop your artistic voice. Our program brings together people from diverse backgrounds, thus giving the opportunity to find connections between various disciplines and ways of thinking. No matter what your profession, if you like to move and want to join our Program because you really want to learn, we're the place for you. You don't need to be a movement phenom, just determined, persistent and committed to your own development. Whether you want to move towards making art or enrich your current practice, gaining skills in movement and performance is valuable.


HOW TO APPLY?

  • Please fill out this application form (including previous education, motivation and links to a movement or dance videos of you). https://forms.gle/kXwcpxXLKLmZpDT38 

  • If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an online interview

  • You will be informed about the admission result within 1 week of submitting your application

  • The application itself is free

  • NOTE: we accept applications on a rolling basis. If places are filled, you will get on a waiting list

PROGRAM FEES

  • Registration: 150 EUR (non-refundable, but only has to be paid if you are admitted to the program, and in this case it will be deducted from your fee)

  • Main program: 3 800 EUR

  • Basic program: 1 300 EUR

Early bird discount:

  • 10% of your program fee if you apply by April 30, 2024.

  • 5% of your program fee if you apply by May 31, 2024

  • 3% of your program fee if you apply by June 30, 2024

PROGRAM DATES

9 September 2024 – 15 June 2025

Breaks

Autumn break, duration: 1 week, expected date: 28 Oct - 3 Nov
Winter break, duration: 3 weeks, expected date: 16 December 2023 - 5 January 2024.
Spring br
eak, duration: 1 week, expected date: to be confirmed
Other breaks: on pu
blic holidays

Note

The breaks will be adjusted to the public education system in Hungary and to the official holidays, exact dates will be available later.

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? 

Application
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