Program Final audition P.A.R.T.S. May 7 -12 2013
180 candidates are participating to the Final audition for the school year 2013-14. They have all been chosen at one of the 31 pre-selections (see below).
The goal of the Final audition is to offer all participants a solid and exciting learning experience, totally in line with the ambitions of the school. Regardless if a candidate is (not) chosen as a student, the Final audition aims to be an event they will not slightly forget.
End of the pre-selection process!
Update May 6
Today we had our last pre-selection for the academic year 2013-14, which took place in our own studios. PARTS has organized 31 pre-selections, starting beginning of January in Athens and Tokyo, and ending in London and today in Brussels.
Tomorrow will start the Final audition. Details about the Final audition can be found in another article on this website.
Not less than 1.032 candidates participated in the 31 sessions. This is an average of 33 participants per session, which is above expectation, also since it was the first time we held auditions in Belgrade, Bordeaux, Lausanne, Ljubljana, Riga and Sevilla.We have never auditioned more candidates than this year.
The participating candidates came from 70 different countries. France had the highest representation (250 participants!), followed by Italy (110), Spain (92), Sweden (80), Germany (68) Belgium (58) and Japan (53).
The pre-selections were conducted by Anne-Linn Akselsen, Christine De Smedt, Femke Gyselinck, David Hernandez, Fumiyo Ikeda, Mia Lawrence, Mark Lorimer, Moya Michael, Salva Sanchis, Francesco Scavetta, Gabriel Schenker, Theo Van Rompay, and Sandy Williams.
In total they have pre-selected 185 dancers, who are invited for the Final audition.
Due to different reasons 13 dancers had to cancel their participation to the Final audition. They have created place for 8 other candidates. All together we will start the Final audition with 180 participants.
PARTS will select 50 dancers/choreographers for the school year 2013-14.The members of the jury are Anne-Linn Akselsen, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Christine De Smedt, Salva Sanchis, Jakub Truszkowski, and Theo Van Rompay.
The selected group of 50 students will be our Generation XI.
They will study in Brussels from September 2013 to June 2016.
(May 6, 2013)
Back to the Seventies
In april, the students at PARTS are involved in two projects that nod back to the New York of the 1970's: a repertoire project on Trisha Brown's Solo Olos and a reconstruction of Yvonne Rainer's Continuous Project altered Daily.
On May 2, 3 and 4, there is an informal showing of the Yvonne Rainer project, at the Kaaitheaterstudios. Read more
As we are doing renovation works to the school buildings, we decided not to organise a SummerSchool this year.
However, during the Summer months, the studios will be made available for choreographers. For more information, click here.
The foreign adventure of the P.A.R.T.S. students
In a few days, the students will return to Brussels, after a two months' stay in Senegal and America. They have had an inspiring, challenging and enriching time, which you can read all about on their blog www.partsacrosscontinents.blogspot.be
The program they followed there was just as variated and rich as their adventures. You can find an overview of it here.
Open Fridays for candidate students – November 2012, March – April – May 2013
Throughout the academic year, P.A.R.T.S. will open its doors on certain Fridays for young dancers interested in participating in the auditions. On such days, the school shows its daily routine: one can see students and teachers working together in specific courses, and get information about the school and the auditions. You will be able to be present during the classes, but it is not possible to actively participate in the courses.
The amount of participants is limited, so make sure to register in advance!
For more information, click here.
Performing Arts Training 2013-2016
In September 2013 onwards P.A.R.T.S. will re-organize its program structure.
In 1995 the school operated according to a program schedule of three years. In 2000 we changed into a four years program: two years of ‘Training’ and two years of ‘Research’.
From now on we will gradually move towards two totally independent formats. The Training program will consist of three years. The Research program will remain two years.
The one is called ‘Performing Arts Training’, the other ‘Research Studios’. Both names are still working titles.
The Training group will consist of 50 students, the Research group of 12 students.
The first Training-new-style will start in September 2013. The first Research-new-style will follow in 2015.
Here we describe in short what new students can expect from the new Training cycle, now called ‘Performing Arts Training’. Details of the programme will be communicated by January 2013.
If you are interested in studying in PARTS and you want to be updated on all our plans for the new program, please write an email to Eva Vanhole, our responsible for student affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for the new Training cycle will be organized between January and April 2013.
PARTS at work - new series of video clips
Stanislav Dobak created a series of video clips for PARTS, with images of the daily work at PARTS. You can look at them here. The collection will be updated irregularly.
Premieres of and with former students
The 'Former Students' page now features a list with upcoming premieres of performances by and/or with former PARTS students. Check it out here.
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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
PARTS was founded in 1994 by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Bernard Foccroulle, director of the national opera De Munt/ La Monnaie. Under its new director Peter De Caluwe, De Munt/ La Monnaie has continued its structural partnership with PARTS. See www.demunt.be for more information on its activities.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has been the director of PARTS since 1994. Her artistic vision and work, developed since 1982, are a permanent source of inspiration for the pedagogical program of PARTS. For more background on the program, go to the presentation of the school. For more information on Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's choreographic work and the Rosas company, go to www.rosas.be