Accademia Nazionale di Danza announces the 3rd edition of “il Corpo nel Suono”

From October 26 to 29 in Rome an international conference to explore the relationship between music and dance and the role of the musician in dance

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This is the official communiqué of the international conference organized by Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) in partnership with Conservatorio Statale di Musica “A. Casella” – L’Aquila:

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Il Corpo nel Suono 2017

III International Conference
October 26th – 29th, 2017
Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Rome

The Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) is pleased to present the third edition of il Corpo nel Suono, an international conference dedicated to gain insight into the relationship between music and dance, and the role of the musician in dance.

The conference will take place at the AND from Thursday October 26th to Sunday October 29th and it aims to prompt and bring out a critical approach to the mutual interaction of sound and movement, within the different contexts where it occurs, from the educational to the choreographic and the performative. This also includes the choreomusicological as well as the historical and anthropological perspectives of that relationship.

Il Corpo nel Suono will also be the time to take a closer look to the role played by the musician in dance, as well as to the objectives and strategies of his education, comparing the european experiences of Paris, Copenhagen, Glascow and Barcelona with the AND experience, which, together with the Conservatorio de
L’Aquila, for several years has been focusing on training the “Maestro collaboratore per la Danza”.

Through the organization of the conference, the AND confirms a continuity plan of this meeting, considering it a major opportunity for growth and enhancement of the standing of the musician in dance, who is essential in any choreomusical context both educational and professional.

For more details: www.ilcorponelsuono.com

Contacts: AND, tel. (+39) 0657177710 – mail: up@accademianazionaledanza.it

Roma, 19 September 2017

Accademia Nazionale di Danza

Istituto di Alta Formazione Coreutica
Largo Arrigo VII, 5 Roma
Infoline 06-57177771 www.accademianazionaledanza.it

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The program features workshops, lectures, roundables and performance with: Nacho Blanco, Francesco De Rubeis, Massimiliano Greco, Marta Guercini, Kim Helweg, Suzanne Knosp, Tristan Lofficial, Marco Melia, Han Otten, Nicola Pangia, Flavio Pescosolido, Fabrizio Pieroni, Rafel Plana, Franck Prévost, Prathap Ramachandra, Daniel Roberts, Debra Shannon, Jonathan Still.

It’s possible to download a PDF with the schedule

Our photos from the previous edition can be seen at these links: 

Registration open for “2nd Cycle Diploma in Music Accompaniment for Dance”

The course, one of a kind, will be hosted in Rome and in L’Aquila (Italy)

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The Second Cycle Diploma Course in Music Accompaniment for Dance – established in 2011 as a joint venture by Music Conservatory “Alfredo Casella” at L’Aquila and Accademia Nazionale di Danza at Rome and continuing in the academic year 2017/18 – has seen many of its graduates find jobs as pianists for dance in private and public Institutions such as Choreutic High Schools, Opera theatres and dance companies.

The course features practical and theoretical lessons, workshops and on-the-job training, with the attainment by the students of 120 ECTS credits (see prospectus). Classes and training activities will be hosted partly in Rome and partly in L’Aquila, with the involvement of teachers from both institutions. The registration deadline is on July 31st, 2017.

This is our translation of the announcement published by the two Institutions:

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Would you like to become a 
MUSIC ACCOMPANIST FOR DANCE?

Enroll in the Second Cycle Diploma Course offered by the Alfredo Casella Music Conservatory at L’Aquila and the National Dance Academy at Rome

Learning Outcomes
The course offers a unique training in order to become a Music Accompanist for Dance and Ballet. Thanks to highly qualified teachers, during the two years of the course students will acquire a sound historical knowledge in dance and ballet; they will refine their competence in performance and composition, fully developing their ability in extempore composition, an indispensable skill in order to accompany classes in classical as well as contemporary dance; they will learn to interact in a proficient and reliable way with teachers, students and professionals in the fields of dance and ballet.

Career Prospects
The course will offer to the students concrete employment opportunities, including, but not limited to, piano accompaniment in private and public educational institutions, in theatres and operatic venues, in dance companies. Furthermore, it offers opportunities as musical experts for dance and ballet in information and outreach activitities, in the media and audiovisual sector and as professionals in live performance.

Structure of the course
The course features practical and theoretical lessons, laboratories and on the job training with the attainment from the students of 120 ECTS formative credits. The lessons and any other educational activities will be located at either the National Academy of Dance in Rome or the Conservatory of Music at L’Aquila, with the involvement of professors from both institutions.

Prerequisites of the Course
Diploma in piano performance(1st cycle) or equivalent training.
The entrance examination consists of:

  1. piano performance of a 10 minutes program chosen by the applicant;
  2. first sight reading of a piano reduction from a romantic ballet;
  3. improvisation of 16 bars as assigned by the examination board.

Enrollment: Apply to “Alfredo Casella” Conservatory at L’Aquila (studenti@consaq.it)
Info: +39.0862.22122 (Student Office); +39.328.0649381 (Prof. Alvaro Lopes Ferreira)

Just announced: the program of “Il Corpo nel Suono 2016”

From 28 October to 1 November in Rome: lectures, workshops, performances for the second edition of the international conference hosted by AND about the role of the musician in dance

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Here is the press communiqué circulated by AND about this important undertaking that highlights the role of the musician for dance:

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ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI DANZA

Istituzione di Alta Formazione Coreutica

Il Corpo nel Suono 2016
2nd International Conference organized by

Accademia Nazionale di Danza at Rome (Italy)

The Accademia Nazionale di Danza (AND) in Rome presents Il Corpo nel Suono 2016 conference that will take place from Friday October 28th to Tuesday November 1st: a meeting organized by AND in order to discuss on the relationship between music and dance, focusing on the musician as key actor of this relationship..

During five days, the central issues concerning the relationship between music and dance will be dealt with, through lectures, workshops, performances, panel discussions given by musicians coming from Sydney, Copenaghen, Paris, London, Glascow and, of course, Rome.

The Conference will also deal with the specific theme of education of the musician for dance, comparing the experience brought forward by AND with the similar european experiences.

Following on from last year conference, the Accademia Nazionale di Danza confirms  its aim to make this event a regular opportunity for discussion on the musician in dance, who is an essential  actor in a choreutic/musical context, both educational and professional.

Full program available at webpage  www.ilcorponelsuono.com

AND

– tel. (+39) 0657177710
– mail up@accademianazionaledanza.it

Roma, September 24th

The program features workshops, lecture, panel discussions and performances with (among others): Marco Ariano (Italy), Erin Brannigan (Australia), Massimo Carrano (Italy), Laurent Choukroun (France), Philip Feeney (United Kingdom), Alain Franco (Belgium), Kim Helweg (Denmark), Cosmo Intini (Italy) Suzanne Knosp (USA), Karen McIver (United Kingdom), Marco Melia (Italy) Ivan Mijačević (Slovenia), Antonio Sorgi (Italy), Keith Terry (USA).

Download the PDF with the provisional schedule

Photos from the 2015 edition can be seen at this link

A video is available at this link

Royal Ballet auditions for one pianist

Royal Opera House announces selection process for one dance accompanist

Royal Opera House – located in the historical Covent Garden Theatre – intends to appoint one pianist for the musical staff ot Royal Ballet for the current season. The main responsibilities stated in the official announcement are:

  • Play for classes and rehearsals as scheduled for the Royal Ballet and the
    Learning and Participation department
  • Play for occasional auditions for the work of the Royal Ballet (dancers and
    singers)
  • Mark, correct and maintain piano rehearsal scores
  • Assist conductors as required at stage rehearsals
  • Conduct stage bands as requested
  • In collaboration with the teacher, to provide musical energy and inspiration in
    ballet class
  • Be sufficiently prepared to play rehearsals to the highest possible standard
  • Respond in a positive way to direction or feedback as required
  • Play for performances, including solo and concerto work, to the highest
    possible standard as and when required by the schedule
  • Be able to undertake domestic and overseas touring with the Company as
    required
  • Maintain the highest standards of attendance, reliability, teamwork and
    professionalism in all aspects of the work

Auditions will be held from the week of 10 October 2016. The application must be submitted before 29 September 2016 following the online procedure in the webpage recruitment.roh.org.uk.

For more info: tel. +44 (0) 207 212 9303 – e-mail hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk

 

Extended deadline to register for the second cycle diploma in Music Accompaniment for Dance

The course, one of a kind, will be hosted in Rome and in L’Aquila

Established in 2011 as a joint venture between the Music Conservatory “Alfredo Casella” at L’Aquila and the Accademia Nazionale di Danza at Rome, the course in Music Accompaniment for Dance – going on also in the academic year 2015-16 – has seen its graduates finding jobs as pianists for dance at private and public Institutions such as Choreutic High Schools, theatres and dance companies.

The course features practical and theoretical lessons, workshops and on-the-job training, with the attainment by the students of 120 ECTS credits. The classes and training activities will be located either at the National Academy of Dance in Rome or at the Conservatory of Music of L’Aquila with the involvement of professors ob both institutions. The course is open to a maximum of 20 students. The registration deadline has been extended to September 20th, 2015.

This is the announcement published by the two Institutions

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Alfredo Casella Conservatoire of L’Aquila and the National Academy of Dance of Rome
present
Second Cycle Diploma in Music Disciplines
MUSIC ACCOMPANIMENT FOR DANCE

Learning Outcomes and Career Prospects

This course will allow the piano accompanist to adhere and maintain the necessary professional expectations, offering the students cultural and technical skills. Upon completion of this course, the graduates will have achieved competencies in piano and composition. In addition, the graduates will specifically obtain the capability to compose, in real time, for dance. Furthermore, an in depth knowledge of historical, theoretical and operational understanding of dance, ballet, and their corresponding repertoires. The outcome of this course will permit the utilization and interaction among professionals/choreographers, students and teachers of dance. The course will offer to the students concrete employment opportunities, including, but not limited to, piano accompaniment in private and public educational institutions, in theatres and operatic venues, in dance companies.

Structure of the course

The course is comprised of: practical and theoretical lessons, laboratories and training with the commitment from the students of 120 corresponding formative credits. The lessons and any other educational activities will be located at either the National Academy of Dance in Rome or the Conservatory of Music of L’Aquila with the involvement of professors ob both institutions. The course is limited to a maximum of 20 students.

Prerequisites of the Course

Diploma di piano (I cycle) or equivalent experience.
The applicant(s) must exceed the minimum requirements of the admissions exam. The results of the examination will provide a clear understanding of the applicant’s level of professional attitude and musical competence.

The entrance examination consists of: 1) ten minute performance of piano solo with a selection as chosen by the applicant, 2) first sight playing of piano reduction of a romantic ballet, 3) improvisation of 16 bars on request by the commission.

Enrollment: in Alfredo Casella Conservatory of L’Aquila (studenti@consaq.it)
Info: +39.0862.22122 (student secretary) +39.328.0649381 (prof. Alvaro Lopes Ferreira)

A selection in Tallin for one ballet pianist

Estonian National Ballet will hold an audition on 18 August

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Up to 11 August it’s possible to send to Estonian National Opera the application and CV for the audition that will take place on 18 August in Tallinn in order to select one ballet pianist for Estonian National Ballet (EstNB). The responsibilities of the job (as specified in the official announcement available at this link) are:

  • preparing and providing musical accompaniment for ballet rehearsals;
  • knowing the music of ballet performances that are in the repertoire of EstNB;
  • Learning the music of new ballet productions;
  • cooperating with choreographers, rehearsal coaches and conductors.

Candidates are expected to possess:

  • relevant education and work experience as a pianist;
  • ability to learn quickly and readiness to work independently with the repertoire;
  • excellent cooperation skills.

Knowledge of the ballet repertoire is recommended.

Besides the performance of numbers from Cinderella by Prokoviev and Swan Lake by Čajkovskij (parts are available at this link), the audition will also feature a test on improvising in meter 2/4 and 3/4.

info:
e-mail: kart.kinnas@opera.ee – phone: (+372) 6831276

An audition for one Ballet accompanist in Amsterdam

The Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet will offer a part-time contract

Up to 14 December 2013 it’s possible to send an application letter to the HR Department that will invite the candidates to the audition held on 14 or 16 January 2014. The initial weeky work schedule will be of 2 hour with the National Ballet Academy and 5 hours with the Junior Company, with a possible increase later. An essential requirement for the job will be the capacity to improvise within the classical music idiom.

The Junior Company represents a bridge between the training with the National Ballet Academy and the full professional activity in the Dutch National Ballet. Here below it’s possible to se a presentation video:


This is the complete text of the job announcement as published on the Junior Company’s website:

The Junior Company and the National Ballet Academy, are jointly looking for a professional

pianist/accompanist

to accompany class, rehearsals and other dance classes within the Junior Company and the National Ballet Academy.

The function
As a pianist of the Junior Company as well as of the National Ballet Academy, you are accompanying dance classes, workshops, study projects, studio rehearsals and occasionally performances. Where necessary you will arrange existing repertoire for piano rehearsals. You may also be asked to work during Open Day presentations of the Junior Company, Open Days of de Theaterschool and to accompany auditions and presentations or performances of students.

In daily practice the pianist has a relationship with the Artistic Coordinator of the Junior Company, the teacher/ballet master with whom he/she works to achieve the educational and artistic programme of the Junior Company and the school. In the Junior Company he/she stands hierarchically under the Music Director of the Dutch National Ballet.

Job requirements
We are looking for someone with a classical piano degree from a conservatory preferably with some experience in the accompaniment of ballet classes. An ability to improvise within the classical music idiom is essential. The variety of repertoire, activities and timetables call for someone who is flexible and has the capacity to accommodate different artistic aesthetics.

Our offer
We offer two jobs in one function: one appointment with The Amsterdam Music Theatre for the work for the Junior Company, and one appointment with de Theaterschool for the National Ballet Academy. The amount of hours for the Junior Company will initially be 5 hours a week. Usually class is given in the morning, including some Saturdays. The appointment with the National Ballet Academy is for 2 hours a week with the expectation that more hours will be offered after summer 2014. The Amsterdam Music Theatre and the National Ballet Academy are within walking distance of each other.

Both organizations have their own collective employment conditions with interesting benefits. The salary on full-time basis lies between € 2.500,00 and circa € 3.400,00 gross per month. Pianists work flexible hours, including weekend days. The precise terms of the contract are open to negotiation.

We are willing to invest in upcoming talent.

Information and reactions
For further information you can contact Matthew Rowe, Music Director of The Dutch National Ballet by phone: + 31 (0)20 551 8852 or by e-mail: matthew.rowe@het-ballet.nl and Rex Lobo of the National Ballet Academy by phone +31 (0)20 527 7641.

Applicants can send their letter and curriculum vitae before December 14, 2013 to the HR department of The Amsterdam Music Theatre: sollicitaties@het-muziektheater.nl. An audition is planned on January 14 or 16, 2014.

For more information about the content of the audition, please check the website www.het-ballet.nl/en/about-ballet/vacancies/.

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