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Interview with Luisa Valeriano, winner of the AMDA’s $40,000 Scholarship @ World Dance Movement.

22 Sep

***SCORRERE IN BASSO PER LEGGERE IN ITALIANO***

We had the pleasure to interview Luisa Valeriano, one of our talented Brazilian dancers who participated in both World Dance Movement Spain and Italy 2014.

Luisa was awarded a $10,000 yearly scholarships for AMDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre (4-year course – total scholarship: $40,000) at WDM Spain through an in-person audition.

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WDM: In your opinion why did AMDA award the scholarship to you?

Luisa: I think I was awarded the scholarship because I am kind of different. Coming from another country I have a different mindset and culture that can add something.

Moreover, I don’t have these opportunities where I come from, so that means that I will really take everything seriously and try hard to get as much as I can from this college experience. It’s a great opportunity and I am thrilled.

WDM: How many years have you studied dance and what type of training have you done?

Luisa: I started dancing when I was about five. At the beginning I was only studying classical ballet but when I was 12 I took my first contemporary dance class.

From there I began taking all types of classes, from acrobatics to modern dance and hip-hop, but without stopping my everyday ballet and contemporary classes. I also trained at some summer courses in Australia, New York and at World Dance Movement in Spain and Italy.

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WDM: How do you see the AMDA scholarship awarded at World Dance Movement Spain changing your life?

Luisa: It changed everything! I am moving from the house I lived in for my entire life to live alone in another country, that’s huge! To live somewhere that I can dedicate 24/7 to learn from the best is something I could never imagine, it’s a step closer to my dream.

WDM: How different is the dance world/industry in Brazil compared to the rest of the world?

Luisa: It’s a lot different, Brazil has a really strong and beautiful culture, and that shows in our country’s dance. During Carnival you can see huge samba parades as well as the culture from the favelas and the beautiful dancers of all genres. The problem is that Brazilians don’t have the habit to go theatres to watch dance, so it’s really hard on the industry.

We have really good dancers and companies, but not so much space to grow. Brazil’s dance industry is still under development, compared to the European or U.S.A industry where dance is part of everyday entertainment.

WDM: How was your experience at World Dance Movement Spain and Italy?

Luisa: It was one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. The classes are amazing. I had never learned so much in so many different languages! The opportunity WDM gives to young dancers to learn from all these incredible teachers/choreographers from around the globe and to perform on stage is huge! Not to mention all the amazing scholarships which give the dancers even more experiences and career opportunities.

All of that while having fun! The atmosphere of the courses is so friendly; I have made friends for life and even learned some foreign words! I’m telling all my friends that everyone should go to the World Dance Movement workshops. I know I can’t get enough! Next year I’m doing it all again!

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For  information about World Dance Movement Italy 2015, please visit wdmitaly.com  More international workshops will be announced soon.

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Abbiamo avuto il piacere di intervistare Luisa Valeriano, una delle bravissime ballerine brasiliane che  ha partecipato al World Dance Movement Spagna e Italia 2014.

Luisa è una delle vincitrici della Borsa di Studio di $10.000 annuli per l’università americana AMDA (Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre) al World Dance Movement Spagna. Valore totale della borsa di studio: $40.000)

WDM: Secondo te perchè l’AMDA ti ha scelto per la borsa di studio? 

Luisa: Penso che abbiano scelto me perché ho delle peculiarità. Venendo da un altro paese ho una mentalità ed una cultura diverse che possono aggiungere qualcosa.

Inoltre, nel mio paese non ho opportunità de genere e quindi prenderò questa occasione ancora più seriamente e mi impegnerò al massimo per imparare il più possibile. È un’opportunità straordinaria e sono felicissima.

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WDM: Quanti anni hai studio danza e che tipo di formation hai ricevuto? 

Luisa: Ho iniziato a ballare quando avevo 5 anni. All’inizio studiavo solo danza classica ma verso i 12 anni ho iniziato a fare anche danza contemporanea.

Da li ho studiato ogni tipo di stile, dalla danza acrobatica alla danza moderna e hip hop ma senza mai smetere di fare danza classica. Ho anche fatto diversi corsi estivi in Australia, New York e al World Dance Movement Spagna e Italia.

WDM: Come pensi che la borsa di studio dell’AMDA ricevuta al WDM Spagna cambierà la tua vita? 

Luisa: Ha già cambia tutto! Sto andando via dalla casa in cui ho vissuto tutta la mia vita per trasferirmi in un altro paese da sola. È un grande passo! Vivere in un luogo che mi permetta di dedicarmi completamente alla mia passione e di imparare da grandi professionisti è qualcosa che non avrei mai pensato possibile. Questa opportunità mi avvicina ancora di più al mio sogno.

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WDM: Quando è diverso il mondo/l’industria della danza in Brasile rispetto al resto del mondo? 

Luisa: È molto diverso. Il Brasile ha una cultura forte e bellissima e questo si riflette nel mondo della danza. Durante il Carnevale c’è la possibilità di ammirare grandissime sfilate di ballerini di samba e di ogni altro genere. Il problema è che il popolo brasiliano non è abituato ad andare al teatro per vedere uno spettacolo di danza e questo crea grandi problemi per l’industria della danza.

Abbiamo delle buonissime compagnie e ballerini pieni di talento ma non c’è molta possibilità di crescita. L’industria della danza in Brasile è ancora in via di sviluppo, rispetto all’Europa e agli Stati Uniti.

WDM: Come è stata la tua esperienza al World Dance Movement Spagna e Italia?

Luisa: È stata una delle esperienze più gratificanti della mia vita! Le lezioni sono fantastiche. Non ho mai imparato cosí tanto e in cosí tante lingue. L’opportunità offerta dal WDM di imparare da grandi insegnanti e coreografi internazionali e di esibirsi durante l’evento è enorme! Senza considerare tutte le borse di studio offerte ai danzatori per acquisire ancora più esperienza e avere opportunità di lavoro.

E tutto questo mentre ci si diverte! L’atomosfera delle lezioni è super rilassata; ho fatto amicizia con così tanti ballerini da tutto il mondo e ho anche imparato alcune parole in varie lingue straniere. Dico sempre a tutti i miei amici che devono assolutamente partecipare agli stage del World Dance Movement. Per me non è mai abbastanza e sicuramente tornerò il prossimo anno!

Per informazioni sul World Dance Movement Italia 2015, potete visitare wdmitaly.com Altri eventi internazionali saranno annunciati a breve.

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Thousands of Dollars in Dance Scholarships at World Dance Movement events!

7 May

This year over $560,000 in international dance scholarships will be awarded at World Dance Movement events thanks to our supportive sponsors! This is a great opportunity for WDM students who will not only study dance with world-renowned faculty members at WDM while traveling to some of the most fascinating European cities, but they will also have the possibility to continue their dance education in other international dance studios, conservatories, conventions and colleges for free.

Our International WDM faculty will award the scholarships while observing dancers during all WDM classes.

AMDA – College and Conservatory of Performing Arts will have an audition at each WDM event (more information below).

Here is a list of all the scholarships awarded at WDM 2014 events:

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Quest’anno saranno assegnati oltre $560.000 in borse di studio internazionali negli eventi del World Dance Movement grazie ai nostri generossisimi sponsor! Questa è un’opportunità straordinaria per il studenti del WDM che non studieranno solo con insegnanti di fame internazionale mentre viaggiano in alcune tra le città più affascinanti in Europa, ma avranno anche la possibilità si continuare i propri studi gratuitamente in altre importanti scuole di danza, conservatori, eventi e università in tutto il mondo.

I nostri insegnanti assegneranno le borse di studio osservando gli studenti durante le lezioni del WDM.

L’AMDA – College and Conservatory of Performing Arts svolgerà delle audizioni in ognuno degli eventi del WDM.

Questa è la lista delle borse di studio assegnate durante gli eventi del WDM 2014:

AMDA – College and Conservatory of Performing Arts (USA – NY and LA)

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Two $10,000 yearly scholarships for AMDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre (4-year course – total of $40,000 per person)

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 3 scholarships at WDM Italy 

AMDA SUMMER WORKSHOP (2 to 4 week program NYC and LA)

  • 7 scholarships at WDM Spain
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 8 scholarships at WDM Italy

Scholarship AuditionThe audition will consist of a brief admissions interview and the performance of a 90- second solo chosen by the student. Anyone interested in the Musical Theatre leg, should also prepare 2 songs to sing ( 1 ballad/1 up-tempo). Please bring pre-recorded music on an iPod, as we might not have an accompanist. Any students interested in participating in the audition will need to email us at wdm@tezoroproductions.com after registering for a World Dance Movement event of their choice.

Broadway Dance Center (USA – NY)

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1. Broadway Dance Center 10-class cards

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

2. Broadway Dance Center’s International Student Visa Program (ISVP) ($500 towards the program)

  • 1 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 1 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 3 scholarships at WDM Italy  + 1 at WDM International Competition

Steps on Broadway  (USA – NY)

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1. Steps on Broadway 10-class cards

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

Peridance Capezio Center (USA – NY)

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1. Two weeks of unlimited classes at Perdiance Capezio Center

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

 2. One month of unlimited classes at Peridance Capezio Center

  • 1 scholarship at WDM Italy 

3. One full scholarship for BLUEPRINT 2014 at WDM Spain. 

4. One full scholarship for Peridance Capezio Center Certificate Program at WDM Italy (includes all visa application fees, study starts September 2nd, 2014)

Studio Harmonic (FRANCE – Paris)

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Studio Harmonic 10-class cards

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

 Complexions Contemporary Ballet (USA – NY)

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Intensive Winter or Summer Programs

  • 1 scholarship at WDM Spain 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Italy

The Pulse On Tour (USA)

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The Pulse on Tour Regional Workshops

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

Camp PULSE (USA)

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  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

 New York City Dance Alliance (USA)

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Regional New York City Dance Alliance Conventions

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

Edge Performing Art Center (USA – LA)

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EDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 20-class cards  

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

LA Dance Magic (USA)

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Regional Workshops

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

Tanec Bez Hranic (CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague)

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Summer Workshop 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy  

ACDN Productions  (SPAIN- Madrid)

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Choreographic Company Experience

This scholarship consists of a Choreographic Company Experience with WDM director/choreographer, Eva Sanchez Martz, and other international choreographers. During a two-week period, the scholarship recipients will be immersed in the rehearsal and creative process of an evening long creation of a contemporary dance piece. This will be performed during the WDM events in a local theatre. This opportunity allows chosen dancers to interact in an international choreographic setting, and participate in a real company experience.

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 1 scholarships at WDM Italy

Institute of the Arts Barcelona (SPAIN- Barcelona)

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Intensive Summer Program

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain
  • 3 scholarships at WDM Italy

Madrid Dance Center (SPAIN – Madrid)

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One-year program (9 months)

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain
  • 3 scholarships at WDM Italy

Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Madrid “María de Ávila” (SPAIN – Madrid)

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One-year program (9 months)

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain
  • 3 scholarships at WDM Italy

Adrenaline (USA)

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Adrenaline Dance Conventions 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy

Abruzzonstage (ITALY – Roseto Degli Abruzzi)

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ABRUZZO ON STAGE Workshop 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

Kledi Dance (ITALY – Rome)

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Kledi Dance Open Cards 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

Stage Door Connections (USA – NY)

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Workshop in NYC 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 
  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland
  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy  

Milano in Danza (ITALY – Milan)

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Milano In Danza Workshop 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Spain 

  • 2 scholarships at WDM Switzerland

  • 6 scholarships at WDM Italy 

REGISTER TODAY FOR OUR SUMMER EVENTS! SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES ARE WAITING FOR YOU!

WDM ITALY, Castellana Grotte (BA). July 6-27 (choose 1, 2 or 3 weeks). www.WDMItaly.com

 

AMDA – College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts awarding scholarships at World Dance Movement 2014

7 Feb

***SCORRERE VERSO IL BASSO PER LEGGERE IN ITALIANO***

We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with AMDA – College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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Today,  AMDA is a thriving college with two locations, one in New York City and the other in Los Angeles, having grown well beyond its humble beginnings to become a fully accredited institution offering both conservatory studies and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees to more than 1,000 students annually.

AMDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre is a rigorous course of physical study grounded in classical technique and complemented by focused courses in a variety of dance styles. In this program, students become capable, multi-disciplined performers. AMDA’s immersive curriculum also gives you the solid entrepreneurial foundation necessary to thrive in the performing arts. From your very first day, our extraordinary faculty guides you through the foundation of the profession and encourages you to conceptualize.

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Scholarships at World Dance Movement events:

AMDA will offer two (2) $10,000 yearly scholarships for their Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre at each World Dance Movement 2014 event. The scholarships will be awarded by AMDA through the observation of students during class and in-person audition at World Dance Movement Spain, Switzerland, Italy and The Netherlands.

Scholarship Audition:

The audition will consist in a brief admission interview and the performance of a 90- second solo chosen by the student. Any students interested in participating in the audition will need to email us at wdm@tezoroproductions.com after registering for a World Dance Movement event of their choice.

This is an amazing opportunity for dancers who would like to study dance in college to learn how navigate the professional dance industry and gain the solid entrepreneurial foundation necessary to thrive in the performing arts.

World Dance Movement 2014 events:

WDM Spain, Madrid April 12-17

WDM Switzerland, Lucerne April 21-26

WDM Italy, Castellana Grotte July 6-27

WDM The Netherlands, Amsterdam August 2-14

Feel free to contact us at wdm@tezoroproductions.com for any questions you  may have! Please visit AMDA website for more information on the college and their dance program.

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Siamo felicissimi di annunciare una bellissima collaborazione con l’università americana  AMDA – College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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Oggi,  AMDA è un college in rapida espansione con due location, una a New York City e l’altra a Los Angeles. Un’istituzione importante che offre sia studi di conservatorio che corsi universitari nell’ambito artistico per oltre 1.000 studenti ogni anno.

AMDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre è un corso universitario quadriennale con radici nella tecnica classica completata da altri stili di danza. In questo programma, gli studenti acquisiscono la capacità di diventare persone di spettacolo complete. Il curriculum dell’AMDA offre anche la possibilità di ottenere le basi imprenditoriali ncessarie per avere successo nel mondo dell spettacolo.  Sin dal primo giorno, gli insegnanti guideranno gli studenti attraverso le fondamenta della professione incoraggiandoli a concettualizzare.

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Borse di Studio durante gli eventi del World Dance Movement:

Ad ogni evento del World Dance Movement 2014, AMDA offrirà due (2) borse di studio del valore di $10.000 per ogni anno del loro corso universitario di danza (Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre). Le borse di studio saranno assegnate da AMDA attraverso l’osservazione degli studenti durante le lezioni e in una audizione al World Dance Movement Spagna, Svizzera, Italia e Paesi Bassi.

Audizione per le borse di studio:

L’audizione consisterà in un breve colloquio e l’esecuzione di un assolo scelto dallo studente.  Gli studenti interessati all’audizione dovranno inviarci un’email a wdm@tezoroproductions.com per effettuare la prenotazione dopo essersi iscritti all’evento del  World Dance Movement al quale vogliono partecipare.

Questa è un’opportunità unica per i ballerini che vogliono studiare danza a livello universitario ed imparare a moversi nel mondo professionale della danza acquisendo le basi imprenditoriali necessarie per avere successo.

Gli eventi del World Dance Movement 2014:

– WDM Spagna, Madrid 12-17 Aprile

– WDM Svizzera, Lucerna 21-26 Aprile

– WDM Italia, Castellana Grotte 6-27 Luglio

– WDM Paesi Bassi, Amsterdam 2-14 Agosto

Inviateci un’email a wdm@tezoroproductions.com per qualsiasi domanda! Potete visitare il sito di AMDA per maggiori informazioni sull’universita e il loro programma di danza.

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