We offer artistic advisers on the Wednesday 19:00-22:00 rehearsals so that you have access to someone watching the work out side the process of your group collaboration and to support individual questions.

Manuela Tessi and Maria Mavridou will be your artistic advisors all three weeks. You can go to Manuela and Maria through out the Summer Intensive with questions you have about the rehearsal process towards performances.

Each week we will add artistic advisers who are teaching for one week:

Week 1 Vincent Cacialano and Tashi Iwaoka / Week 2 Miri Lee  / Week 3 Sharon Smith.

Advisers will leave time for groups to be on their own as they go from one studio to another checking in on where they can help.

Manuela Tessi

Born in Milano, Italy, I live in the Netherlands since 1999.  I graduated from the Theatre school in Amsterdam (Modern Theatre Dance department) and have spent the last several years creating, performing  and teaching. For many years I have studied and worked with Katie Duck, who has been one of my greatest creative influences alongside the many dancers and musicians who have collaborated with her. What drives me in the work is the desire to deeply understand the relation of musicality of movement and sound. Live music has played an important role in my performance work.  


Maria Mavridou

I am a performing artist based in Amsterdam. A graduate of the SNDO (Amsterdam) and the State School of Dance (Athens) with post-post-graduate studies at the Movement Research and Dance Space Center (New York) as a recipient of the Onassis Foundation scholarship. I work internationally developing solo work, collaborating with artists from the field of dance, performance, music and visual arts and offering workshops on movement research and improvisation.