JVC Certificate – JV2

The Jasmin Vardimon Company Professional Development Certificate provides participants with a unique opportunity to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary performers, touring nationally alongside Jasmin Vardimon Company.

Working in the exclusive Jasmin Vardimon Production Space students will benefit from ample opportunities to further develop as performers alongside JVC. With its direct relationship to one of the foremost creative minds in the UK, the course offers students access to the processes of Jasmin Vardimon, taught by Jasmin and senior company members.

Throughout the 25-week course students will learn the technical foundations of dance theatre, and the specific approach developed by Jasmin Vardimon. Alongside dance techniques, students will explore theatrical skills, voice coaching, body conditioning, analytical and educational techniques. The course will provide experience in various performance disciplines to include movement, voice, drama, music and visual arts.

The JVC Certificate is designed for a small group of students, allowing one on one interaction with Jasmin Vardimon and company members. The course is an ideal opportunity for participants to deepen their knowledge of Vardimon’s methodology and apply it to their own creative exploration. Working side by side with the professional touring company in repertoire rehearsals, students will gain an insight to the working environment of a touring company. Jasmin Vardimon and company members will create works on the students, transforming them into the JV2 Company, who celebrate the end of the course performing in a national tour towards the end of the second semester. Participants will also gain experience in and learn how to educate through Jasmin Vardimon Company methods, building confidence as dance educators of future generations.

The training the course provides is designed for performers who wish to develop as versatile and multi-disciplinary artists. Students will gain invaluable experience working with one of the most inspiring and stimulating choreographers of the 21st Century.

It is hoped that from this course, performers will be selected to enter the Jasmin Vardimon Company, go forward to lead educational work under the Jasmin Vardimon Company umbrella or continue as successful performers in their chosen path.

Course Overview

The Jasmin Vardimon Company’s Professional Development Certificate is a highly practical course for those who are hoping to pursue a career as a professional performer. The aim of the course is to develop students into versatile performers with skills in a range of performance disciplines.

The year-long course will cover various performance skills and techniques such as theatrical skills and voice coaching in addition to lectures in contextual studies and analyzing techniques We hope our students will relate to the wider world of art and performance and will be well informed whilst training with Jasmin Vardimon Company.

Each day will consist of a technique or body conditioning class, followed by exploration of a specific module. Students will be given the opportunity to explore their own creative ideas as well as studying JVC repertoire. Students will be assessed and reviewed throughout the course and given feedback from Jasmin and senior company members at regular intervals.

Where
The JVC course will be based in Ashford, Kent at the Jasmin Vardimon Production Space. Only 38 minutes from Central London, and under 2 hours from Paris on the Eurostar, close to the vibrant town of Canterbury and surrounded by peaceful countryside, the students are in a perfect location to further their creative and professional development.

When
The JVC Certificate course is 25 weeks of intensive training over the period of a year, including a national tour towards the end of the program. The course runs October – May.

Requirements
Applicants must be over 18 years of age by 1st October on their year of entry to the course. There is no upper age limit for the course. The course is suitable for school leavers, postgraduate students and experienced performers looking to continue their professional development. Applicants must be eligible to study in the UK. Applicants must be able to commit to all weeks of the course in order to complete the Certificate.

Fees
The cost of the Professional Development Certificate course for 2014-2015:

UK and EU applicants: £5,700.  International applicants: £16,900.

This includes 25 weeks intensive training and touring expenses. Fees are to be paid in installments at set intervals through the duration of the course. Details of accommodation and a digs list will be made available to those who are successful in securing a place on the course.

Application Process
The Jasmin Vardimon Professional Development Certificate holds open auditions for entry to the programme. Open auditions for the 2014-15 course are being held in Cardiff, Ormskirk, Derby and London. A final audition will then be held in Ashford for invited applicants only. Click here for full auditions details.

Participants must be aged 18 to apply.
Please bring a printed copy of your current CV, suitable dance wear, shoes and kneepads.

For more information and to register your interest please email: education@jasminvardimon.com

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