@ Joris Jan Bos


Summer'20 Program

JULY 19 - 26, 2020



One-week immersion in the study and practice of repertoire by master choreographer, Jiří Kylián. Led by artists who worked closely with Kylián during his tenure at Nederlands Dans Theater, students will have the opportunity to learn and embody the refined elegance of Kylián’s choreography. Morning classes will alternate between ballet and classes led by artists of the program.

Jiří Kylián

Jiří Kylián (Czechoslovakia, 1947), artistic director of Nederlands Dans Theater for nearly a quarter century, started his career at the age of nine at the School of the National Ballet in Prague. Over the course of his influential choreographic career, he created over a hundred ballets and received many prestigious, international awards and honors, such as Officer of the Royal Dutch Order of Orange-Nassau, and an honorary doctorate from the Juilliard School in New York City. To this day, his ballets are frequently performed by dance companies and schools around the world.

PH: Anton Corbijn



Mario Alberto Zambrano has been a 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. After serving as a Lecturer at Harvard University for the last three years, he is currently Associate Director of Dance at The Julliard School.

PH: Julien Benhamou


Fiona Lummis was a dancer for twenty years with Netherlands Dance Theater (1981-2001). In 1992, she received the Gouden Theaterdans Prijs for her performances in William’s Forsythe’s "Steptext" and in 2000 was awarded the Oeuvreprijs in recognition of her career in The Netherlands. Fiona can be seen on many of the Arthaus films of Kylián’s ballets, including the Black and White Ballets and Kaguyahime. Presently, she is on the faculty of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and is a Visiting Artist at USC Kaufman (University of Southern California).

PH: Robin Foley


Aurélie Cayla was born in Paris and joined Nederlands Dans Theater in 2005, where she performed works by Jiří Kylián, Hans Van Manen, William Forsythe , Mats Ek, and helped to create works with Crystal Pite, Paul Lightfoot/Sol Leon, and Wayne Mac Gregor. Currently, she is dancing as a freelance artist as part of the group OFF Projects, created in 2012, and stages works by Jiří Kylián. She holds a dance teacher diploma from the Centre national de la Danse in Paris.

PH: Michael Slobodian


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

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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: € 30,00 (non-refundable)
Tuition: € 1.100,00 all-inclusive (classes, round trip shuttle bus, room and full board)

In case of cancellation before April 30th / 90% refund
In case of cancellation after April 30th / 50% refund
In case of cancellation after June 15th / no refund


JANUARY 31st - 12:00 pm UTC+1 / Apply deadline
FEBRUARY 10th / Acceptance announcement

FEBRUARY 29th - First Early Bird: € 1.000,00
MARCH 31st - Second Early Bird: € 1.050,00

MAY 15th / Payment deadline € 1.100,00


Applications are closed!


kylian@orsolina28.it / +39 0141 916532

*All applicants will automatically be considered for half-tuition scholarships.