Summer Intensive 2022

We’re thrilled to announce that AKC has teamed up with Theatre and dance NI, Northern Ireland’s leading support organisation for Theatre and Dance, and the MAC, Belfast, the cultural hub and beacon for the ongoing regeneration of the city, to host the 3rd edition of AKC Summer Intensive in their award-winning venue in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter between 15 and 20 August 2022.

AKC Summer Intensive is a 6-day immersive training programme expanding, for this year’s edition, into a choreographic lab welcoming three choreographers to R&D ideas and processes with participants in the studio as part of their artistic journey. Under the direction and mentorship of Akram Khan and Mavin Khoo, and our associate artist Joy Alpuerto Ritter, participants will have a unique opportunity to challenge their own practice, immerse themselves in a creative process, broaden their artistic horizons and further their training and experience of R&D with Akram and the invited choreographers.

AKC has invited on board AKC artistic collaborators Joy Alpuerto Ritter and Hannes Langolf to curate the cohort of choreographers. We are pleased to announce that this year’s invited Summer Intensive choreographers are Carlos Aller, Alethia Antonia and Liam Francis

AKC Legacy is dedicated to supporting dance artists and providing them with the time and resources to practice, think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art. In light of the past few years, AKC Legacy reaffirms its commitment to developing projects and facilitating opportunities to allow generations of dancers and choreographers to encounter each other and experiment in the studio. Reflecting the Company’s values of courage, curiosity, caring, collaboration and connection, we are working with the MAC, Belfast and Theatre and Dance NI to support growing talent in the international dance ecosystem and therefore we have decided to cover the tuition costs of this year’s Summer Intensive programme and provide subsistence for the intensive week. 

"Always a space of curiosity, immersion and rigour, the Summer Intensive is an exciting and inspiring moment to dance, dance and dance!"

Mavin Khoo

Summer Intensive 2022 | Trailer

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