JV2: 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 Jasmin Vardimon Company. 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 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.

JV2 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
Jasmin Vardimon Company’s JV2: 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.
JV2 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 Jasmin Vardimon Company repertoire. Students will be assessed and reviewed throughout the course and given feedback from Jasmin and senior company members at regular intervals.

JV2 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.

JV2 covers intensive training, including a national tour towards the end of the program. The course runs October – May.

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.

The cost of JV2: Professional Development Certificate course for 2016-2017:
UK and EU applicants: £5,825. International applicants: £17,200.

This includes the course 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.

The JV2 International Bursary is available for International students who have been selected and offered a place on the JV2: Professional Development Certificate Course. The bursary is awarded on the basis of talent in order to show our dedication and commitment to providing unique and high quality training opportunities to talented individuals from overseas.

Only individuals from outside of the UK and EU are eligible for this bursary in order to assist students with the much higher industry standard International Fees for Postgraduate Training. The Bursary will be equivalent to the difference between the UK and International Training Fee.
Please note there is a limit of one Bursary per year. Selection of students eligible for the Bursary will be determined on talent and financial need and will be awarded by Jasmin Vardimon.

How do the PG Cert in Physical TheatreJV2 Professional Development Course and JVIntensive differ from one another? Take a look at our Programme Comparison here.

For more information and to apply please email: education@jasminvardimon.com

Application Process for JV2
JV2: Professional Development Certificate holds open auditions for entry to the programme.

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

One final place remaining for 2016-2017 entry!

2016-2017 Final Audition:  Saturday 6th August

10:00am – 18:00pm

Registration from 09:00am
Email eduadmin@jasminvardimon.com to register in advance

Jasmin Vardimon Production Space, Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, TN23 1PL

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