Program 2024-20252024-06-08T17:54:04+00:00

A.F.I. program

2024/2025

For over 10 years, Art Factory International has been offering participants the opportunity to build their own artistic identity with solid technical and creative foundations through our international professional training program for contemporary dancers. The program consistently has had an open and up-to-date vision of the international dance and performing arts scenes, promoting dance excellence and aiming to disseminate the art and culture of dance in order to train individuals prepared for future entry into the artistic and professional world.

The program is structured in 8 intensive months of training from October to May, with participants carrying out daily training from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm, which includes a variety of classes in ballet, contemporary dance, floorwork, contact, capoeira, composition, repertoire, improvisation, hiphop, urban dance. They are accompanied by specific seminars in somatic and body movement such as Feldenkrais®, BMC® bodymindcentering, osteopathy applied to dance, as well as the inclusive/physically integrated dance with the atelier CorpoPoetico®.

Additionally, the training program includes a session of seminars on cultural production activities and creative management tools for dancers researching and experimenting with contemporary body languages, dramaturgy, and self-entrepreneurship. We also offer a short Italian language seminar for dancers who wish to learn the basics in order to facilitate their greater integration and social inclusion with the city.

Each month the program hosts international guests for one full week. This season we are proud to host six international choreographers who will contribute to the professional and artistic growth of the trainees. In addition, two artists are invited in the program for a period of Artistic Residence within the Art Factory International venue in order to create a performance piece, open to the public, to be presented at the CRUDO FESTIVAL 2025 in Bologna.

Our teachers and guests are established international artists in full swing with the creations and productions, thus maintaining the program’s technical, creative, and artistic level updated and in line with the trends of dance, contemporaneity and future performing languages.

A.F.I. born from an artistic project as a platform that allows for the passing, change, and transformation that occurs in the phase of personal and individual growth, the AFI training program allows each student to shape their own artistic identity in constant evolution, and to be able to pursue their career and create international action networks starting from a wholesome and consolidated environment.

Program Structure

Daily Plan

The program develops on daily basis from Monday to Friday from 9am until 3.30pm, including a 45-minute lunch break.

The mornings are usually dedicated to classical ballet or capoeira classes, followed by contemporary dance, floorwork, improvisation and choreographic composition.

In the occasion of the seminars, the courses are fully committed to the subject and are arranged with a full day or a half day schedule.

Workshops | Residencies Plan

We have scheduled monthly workshops with international choreographers, the duration of which ranges from 4 days to an intense full week.

The artists’ residencies take up between 1-2 weeks, with a full-time schedule, giving rise to a presentation open to the public in Art Factory International’s performative space.

Annual Plan

The program takes up 8 months of intensive training with a full time schedule from October to May, at the conclusion of which the Attendance Certificate for AFI program is awarded.

The program observes the official holiday calendar with breaks on the following occasions:

  • 2th November 2024
  • 8th December 2024
  • 3 weeks – Christmas Holidays 2024
  • 1 week – Easter Holidays 2025
TRAINING

Ballet

Contemporary dance

Floorwork

Contact improvisation

Composition

Capoeira

Hip Hop

Urban Dance
SEMINARS
creative management tools

Dramaturgy

Individual management organization

Composition and research skills
somatic and body movement

Feldenkrais®

BMC®

Body conditioning

CorpoPoetico®

Inclusive Dance

International Guests

2024/2025

The Platform is a host to monthly Workshops and residencies featuring Internationally renowned choreographers and artists with focus on widening the attendees’ knowledge and enriching the workshop participants’ experiences, visions and professional competences.

Jiri Pokorny
KIDD PIVOT AND CRYSTAL PITE PERPERTORY
Thierry Guiderdoni
FORSYTHE IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP
Jos Baker
FORMER DANCER IN PEEPING TOM COMPANY
Brigel Gjoka
FORSYTHE REPERTORY
Giovanni di Palma
MARCO GOECKE REPERTORY
Elena Bolelli
GAGA DANCER WORKSHOP
Rauf Yasit
RUBBERLEGZ WORKSHOP
Tomer Navot
Practice INA Sharon Fridman
Eduardo Torroja
FROM ULTIMA VEZ
Residency
Sabrina Gargano
CHOREOGRAPHER AND DANCER
Residency
STUDY GUIDE
The study guide for the season 2024/2025 is available 
here

Next Auditions

Video audition deadline 5th July 2024

7th July 2024 Bologna

4th August 2024 Berlin

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