Biennale College Danza 2024
Call for dancers
In his fourth year as Director of Biennale Danza, Wayne McGregor will be leading the Biennale College – Dance in 2024. This unique learning and study programme is designed to equip 16 young dancers with new skills, knowledge and abilities in their chosen career path; nurtured by inspiring world-class teachers, coaches, choreographers and industry professionals. Through high quality technical, creative, improvisatory and performance experiences the 2024 cohort will immerse themselves in an intensive three-month programme that will include: in a special large scale, site-specific commission, Biennale Danza Director Wayne McGregor will create a collaborative work with the young artists alongside his Company Wayne McGregor (in residence for Biennale Danza 2024) for the monumental Sala Grande at Palazzo del Cinema. Continuing our ambition to have the greatest living dance artists working with Biennale College, we are thrilled that our students will have Cristina Caprioli working directly with them in Venice. In a bespoke immersion in Caprioli’s work, the young artists will have the opportunity to delve into this polymath’s process through experimentation, social connection and critically in the creating of a piece from her repertoire. Caprioli’s rigorous intellectual and theoretical focus will also be excavated in lecture demonstration, mentorship and discussion.
Biennale College dancers will also collaborate with 2 emerging choreographers (see separate call out) who will each present their own short creations during the 18. International Festival of Contemporary Dance of La Biennale di Venezia.
Dancers selected for this programme will have access to individual mentoring, masterclasses and talks and will attend the international performances by companies invited to Biennale Danza 2024.