Summer Intensive 2019

From 5 – 10 August 2019, 42 dancers met us in a far away countryside to immerse themselves in what turned out to be an incredibly moving experience. 

Each day was filled not only with the transmission of Akram’s movement and philosophy but the practice of opening ourselves up to discuss and deliberate on highly complex themes that are intrinsic to our work. The programme this year was born from the learnings of our first Summer Intensive, and what ensued in this week being at Orsolina 28, was the building of a beautiful commune where everyone lived, dined and danced together.

"There are those that work from the mind, and those who work from instinct. All I know, is that we have to speak."


Much like our first Intensive, this 6-day programme has been designed to be a fully-immersive training and sharing experience. Under the direction of our highly experienced senior team – Mavin Khoo, Nicola Monaco, Andrej Petrovic and Joy Alpuerto Ritter – you will have a unique opportunity to challenge your own practice, to submerge into the creative processes of Company repertoire, to broaden your artistic horizon and to experience studio work with Akram himself.

Offering a total immersion in nature, this second edition of AKC Summer Intensive will bring our programme to a very special communal, ashram-like dance experience where both participants and AKC team stay on site, share meals and live all together.

This Intensive is open to 45 professional dancers and students above the age of 18, with a contemporary and/or ballet background. Participants will be selected through an application process (video link and CV are required).


Application procedure

Fill in the Google Form HERE. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 March 2019 at 10am GMT. Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the Company. Read our Terms & Conditions HERE.


Participants will be notified of the selection by email on Monday 11 March 2019.


AKC Summer Intensive fee is £815. It includes: – 6-day intensive programme – Transfers from/to Turin airport or Turin train station – Accommodation on site (Glamping) – Three meals per day provided on site (all products are locally sourced from the Orsolina28 vegetable garden)


The exact schedule for the six days will be announced soon.

07.00 – 08.45 | Breakfast

08.45 – 09.45 | GRAVITY® Training System (4 dancers)

10.00 – 11.30 | Warm Up Class

11.45 – 13.30 | Workshop/Rep

13.30 – 15.00 | Lunch

15.00 – 17.30 | Workshop/Rep

18.00 – 19.00 | GRAVITY® Training System (4 dancers)

19.45 – 21.00 | Dinner

Key Dates

Wednesday 9 January | Start online application

Monday 4 March | Deadline to send in applications

Monday 11 March| Notification by email of auditions’ results

Tuesday 30 April | Payment should be received to confirm participation

Sunday 4 August | Arrival of Participants in Turin & transfer to Orsolina 28

Monday 5 to Saturday 10 August | Summer Intensive programme

Sunday 11 August | Transfer to Turin & departure of participants

AKC Summer Intensive 2019 / Day 2

6.8.2019 / Day 2 / #AKCSummerIntensive2019 / Orsolina 28

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AKC Summer Intensive 2019 / Day 3

7.8.2019 / Day 3 / #AKCSummerIntensive2019 / Orsolina 28

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AKC Summer Intensive 2019 / Day 4

8.8.2019 / Day 4 / #AKCSummerIntensive2019 / Orsolina 28

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AKC Summer Intensive 2019 / Day 5

9.8.2019 / Day 5 / #AKCSummerIntensive2019 / Orsolina 28

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AKC Summer Intensive 2019 / Day 6

10.8.2019 / Day 6 / #AKCSummerIntensive2019 / Orsolina 28

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The Documentary

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