Anouk van Dijk

Anouk van Dijk was during her career as a dancer a celebrated, prize-winning soloist in works by a wide range of choreographers, such as Amanda Miller, Merce Cunningham, Stephen Petronio, Shusaku Takeuchi, Bebe Miller and Tere O’Connor. Having started to choreograph herself already in the beginning of her career, Anouk van Dijk founded her own company in 1998.

Her works have since then been presented worldwide with great success, by renowned festivals such as the Theatertreffen (Berlin), Adelaide Festival (Australia), Klapstuk Festival (Leuven), Springdance Festival (Utrecht) and many others. She was awarded the prestigious Lucas Hoving Prize for her work during the Dutch Dance Days Festival in 2001. She developed her own movement system, the Countertechnique, which forms also the main training method of her company.
Anouk van Dijk and several company members now teach the Countertechnique worldwide. A Workbook on the Countertechnique is scheduled to be published at the end of 2007.


What do you teach? The Countertechnique is both a movement system and a training method for contemporary dancers. Developed to refine the physical and mental awareness of dancers performing complex ...

Weiterlesen mit dem digitalen Monats-Abo

Sie sind bereits Abonnent von tanz? Loggen Sie sich hier ein
  • Alle tanz-Artikel online lesen
  • Zugang zum ePaper
  • Lesegenuss auf allen Endgeräten
  • Zugang zum Onlinearchiv von tanz

Sie können alle Vorteile des Abos
sofort nutzen

Digital-Abo testen

Tanz Dezember 2006
Rubrik: The Teachers, Seite 62
von

Vergriffen
Weitere Beiträge
Mark Morris’ «Mozart Dances»

Mark Morris has had a banner year. He celebrated his 50th birthday, his company marked its 25th season with a full month of performances at BAM, and his new work, “Mozart Dances,” premiered at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. For it, he drew upon his half century of wisdom and imagination as well as the opportunity of being accompanied by Emanuel Ax on...

Inbal Pintos «Shaker»

Grayish-blue light floods the set of “Shaker,” the latest creation by Inbal Pinto and her partner Avshalom Pollak, to reveal a set with three toy houses on snowy ground. An older man in a striped suit turns the handle of a wind machine, giving rise to an unsettling sound effect that accompanies the work throughout the evening and creates a Nordic mood on stage.

The...

Meryl Tankards «Aurora»

Choreographer Meryl Tankard exposes gender conventions in their most exquisite silliness in the full-length ballet based on “The Sleeping Beauty.” It was created in 1994 for the Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre and is now performed by the Gothenburg Opera Ballet, a company that does the witty choreography full credit. 

“Aurora” was created in Australia, and...