@ Todd Rosenberg - Zambrano and Harper working with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on ‘One Flat Thing Reproduced' by William Forsythe


Summer'19 Program

JULY 21-27

Cindy Salgado and Ayman Harper


Mario Alberto Zambrano and Eric Beauchesne


Two-week program focusing on the study and practice of repertory and movement methodology by William Forsythe and Crystal Pite. Led by professional artists who’ve worked personally with these two master choreographers, students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and embody artistic intelligence in contemporary choreography. Morning classes will range from ballet led by Teresa Reichlen and Lénaïg Guegan. Improvisation/contemporary classes will be led by artists of the FORSYTHE/PITE intensive.

@ Michael Slobodian


William Forsythe has been active in the field of choreography for over 45 years. Originally from New York City, he began a 20-year tenure in 1984 as Artistic Director of Ballett Frankfurt where he created Limb’s Theorem, Kammer/Kammer, Eidos:Telos, The Loss of Small Detail, and Impressing the Czar, among other full-evening works. He’s globally acknowledged as an artist pushing the boundaries of choreographic material, deconstructing conventions to reveal the unseen. He formed and directed The Forsythe Company from 2005 to 2015, where he continued to generate novel forms of movement language.

PH: Dominik Mentzos


Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite has been making work for over twenty years. Former company member with Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, she made her first choreographic debut in 1990. She has created for Nederlands Dans Theater (where she has been an Associate Artist since 2008), The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and the National Ballet of Canada, among other companies and institutions. In 2002, she formed her own company called Kidd Pivot and earned international acclaim for works such as Dark Matters, Lost Action, The You Show, and Betroffenheit.

PH: Michael Slobodian




Ayman Harper has worked with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Frankfurt Ballet and The Forsythe Company as both dancer and choreographer. He currently resides in Berlin, Germany, working as a freelance curator, choreographer, stager and teacher.


Cindy Salgado has been a proud member of Kidd Pivot since 2009. A graduate from the Juilliard School, she’s danced with Aszure Barton and Artists, ChuThis, and has co-founded Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP).


Teresa Reichlen began her dance training at the Russell School of Ballet. In 1999, she studied at the summer program of the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet. She entered SAB full-time in the fall of the same year. In October 2001 she joined the New York City Ballet Company as a member of the corps de ballet and in October 2009 she was promoted to principal dancer.

PH: Paul Kolnik



Mario Alberto Zambrano has been a soloist and principal dancer for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Batsheva Dance Company, and Ballett Frankfurt. Also a novelist, his debut novel Loteria was published in 2013 and reprinted in five different countries. Currently, he’s a lecturer and assistant professor at Harvard University, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Boston Ballet Academy.


Eric Beauchesne has been dancing with Kidd Pivot since 2004 and is Associate Artistic Director of the company. He stages work by Crystal Pite all over the world, and currently resides in Holland. He devotes much of his time advocating for climate action and sustainable practices in the dance world.

PH: Michael Slobodian


Lénaïg Guegan trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris and at the École du Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris. During her career as an international dancer and soloist with the English National Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, the Zurich Opera Ballet and the Grands Ballets Canadiens, she performed a wide repertoire from Rudolf Nureyev, Kenneth MacMillan to Angelin Preljocaj, including George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Jiří Kylián and Ohad Naharin.


  • 07:00-08:45 BREAKFAST
  • 08:45-09:45 GRAVITY 4 DANCERS
  • 11:45-01:30 WORKSHOP
  • 01:30-03:00 LUNCH
  • 03:00-06:00 REPERTORY
  • 06:30-07:30 GRAVITY 4 DANCERS
  • 07:45-09:30 DINNER

The GRAVITY® TRAINING SYSTEM (GTS) is a machine with endless potential. Using the force of gravity as the basic principle, it provides safe and efficient training programs for dancers and athletes to maintain and expand on their physical abilities. Gravity® is a fundamental means of physical preparation without stressing the joints helping to improve mobility and prevent injuries. Most importantly, it is a great way to keep the body balanced and healthy in a captivating and pleasant way.


Orsolina28 has been designed to provide a shared experience in and around nature. Glamping is a camping site with permanent geodesic dome tents equipped with all modern comforts (included wi-fi). Participants live outdoors without forsaking any amenities. Each tent comes with its own power outlets and bathroom, including a toilet, sink, shower, hot water and cooling/heating system. The Glamping area also contains communal areas with washing machines, sinks, and two additional toilets for guests. The vast green meadow all around the Glamping wing of Orsolina28 is ideal for a total immersion in nature.



The vegetable garden at Orsolina28 is the result of old farming skills mastered by modern techniques. The cultivation, a landscape of eight beds facing south, rotates on a seasonal schedule. This aims to get a better structure for the terrain. Covering 2500 square-meters, the area produces high-quality bio vegetables. Each bed carries an array of classic and unusual herbs, together with multi-colored edible flowers such as Indian Cress, Common Yarrow, Borage and Garden Balsam. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and adjoins the dance studios - just a few minutes walk from the Glamping grounds. Menus are based on simple and natural dishes with ingredients produced by the Orsolina28 vegetable garden.




Application Fee: $ 35,00 (non-refundable)
Tuition: $ 2.400,00 all-inclusive (classes, room and full board) for the two-week program
In case of cancellation before April 30st / 90% refund
In case of cancellation after April 30th / 50% refund


Application Close!


JANUARY 31st - 12:00 pm UTC+1 / Apply deadline
FEBRUARY 5th / Acceptance announcement
APRIL 1st / Payment deadline $ 2.400,00


forsythepite@orsolina28.it / +39 0141 916532 / +39 328 3581023