Posted 16 October 2003 - 01:26 AM
Is AntoP still around to give a better answer?
Posted 16 October 2003 - 03:53 AM
Ballet is not covered as a college course in Italy since their educational system is quite different than ours in the USA. The children study ballet either professionally, in the National Schools in Rome and Milan (in order to recieve a diploma) or in private schools while going to their academic classes in their respective schools (liceo classico, science, language, trade...). The educational system issued a bacchalaureate instead of a general high school diploma in order to go on to university. The University system does not currently include ballet.
Having lived in/worked professionally in ballet in Italy, I would like to add that there are good schools of ballet in Italy, mostly Russian based I believe because the Accademia di Roma had been training teachers to teach and issuing a diploma based on the Russian method of teaching ballet. There have also been some prominent Italian teachers who have trained to teach in St. Petersburg, Russia. I know one of the dancers who runs the Board I have mentioned above. he was studying to receive his diploma as a dancer in Vaganova Academy while I was also there. There are of course other methods being taught throughout the country, but the Russian program did seem to me to be the most prevalent.
There was a summer program run by Virginia School for the Arts somewhere in Tuscany that if I remember well, was modern based. You could also check with VSA website. I believe it is discussed somewhere on this website! Buona Fortuna!
Posted 21 October 2003 - 03:39 AM
The Italian company Aterballetto, artistic Director Mauro Bigonzetti, is going to hold auditions for its advanced professional course for young dancers.
Auditions for 17 young unemployed dancers will be on November 12, 2003, at 10,30 a.m., in:
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza -Compagnia Aterballetto
Via Verdi, 24
42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
- Minimum age 18 years old
- High school degree
- Proof of 5 years of dance studies
- Self-declaration of unemployment
The course will be held from November 2003 to May 2004, for a total of 800 hours, 310 of which of choreographic workshop at Aterballetto’s.
Tuition is free.
Broad arrangements & fee will be decided by the Administration.
Application & documentation must be sent and received by November 7, 2003, at:
Fondazione Nazionale della Danza - Compagnia Aterballetto
Via Verdi 24
42100 Reggio Emilia, Italy
tel: +39 0522 273006
fax: +39 0522 452851
request it at:
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