Dance Studies at JAMD
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Israel is home to several classical ballet and contemporary dance troupes, with the latter gaining worldwide acknowledgement. The works of Ohad Naharin in Batsheva Dance Company as well as the international success of other Israeli modern ensembles received much attention. Furthermore, as an immigrant country with unique history and Arabic influences, you can find here many ensembles which focus on ethnic or folklore dance.
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance is one of the oldest and best arts institutions in Israel. The academy offers visiting students the chance to take classes and seminars in various styles from classical ballet to modern Jazz, from choreography to improvisation. As part of their studies, participants get to watch and practice the works of many Israeli artists and performers.
In addition, students must take Hebrew lessons and at least two classes in Jerusalem's Hebrew University. All classes are in English. Students may choose courses from various departments including: Middle Eastern Studies, History, Jewish Thought, Sociology, Economics and Science.
On top of all that, students may participate in many social activities that aim to familiarize them with Israel and also give them the chance to meet new people. They may go out on field trips, take part in volunteer work, go to festivals and other cultural events and much more.
Most students choose a yearly program from August to June. Students may also take a semestrial track that begins at August and ends in January.
* Vaganova Technique
* Combinations in Classical Ballet
* Release Techniques
* Repertoire Workshops
* Contemporary Dance in Israel
The faculty at JAMD includes several predominant researchers, among them: a neuroscientist whose research focused on brain and senses and on kinesiology and neurosthetics; an historian that specializes in the relation between dance and ideology in Israel; and more. The faculty is also home to several past and present choreographers and dancers, such as: Amir Kolben, Netta Pulvermacher and Mate Moray.
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Applicants have to be undergraduate or graduate students with a GPA of at least 3.0 (80) and have to pass an audition. Auditions are held in a number of countries including USA, Canada, France, Belgium, UK and Australia.
Credits earned at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and the Hebrew University are recognized by hundreds of academic institutions around the world.