Every year, in the beginning of March, the SNDO has a three day audition to select prospective students. The auditions will take place on Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March 2013.
The audition days include three components: classes in contemporary technique, movement research, improvisation and creating, a motivation talk and a presentation of a short performance. This solo of three minutes should give an idea of the applicant's view on the body and dance.
Classes are given by teachers and graduates from the SNDO. The audition board is formed by an internationally known choreographer, a presenter or programmer of a theater/venue/festival, a SNDO-graduate, two teachers and the artistic director of the SNDO.
The first day of the audition begins with about 50 chosen applicants. At the end of the second day, a first selection will be made. The third day will be set up for a group of approximately 25 students, of which a maximum of 15 students will be finally selected to enter the first year of the school.
Selection board 2013:
Nicole Beutler (Choreographer)
Bojana Mladenovic (Director of Theater Het Veem Amsterdam)
Rodrigo Sobarzo (SNDO graduate)
Gonnie Heggen (SNDO teacher)
Jeroen Fabius (SNDO teacher, student tutor)
Gabriel Smeets (Artistic director SNDO)
Audition teachers 2013:
Ayaovi Kokousse - West-African technique
Katie Duck - Contemporary technique
Maria Ines Villasmil- Contemporary Technique
Guillem Mont - Movement Research
Gonnie Heggen - Movement Research
Aitana Cordero - Movement Research
Eva Susova - Improvisation
Fernando Belfiore- Improvisation
Audition candidates guides 2013:
Jija Sohn (SNDO 2)
Giuseppe Vincent Giampino (SNDO 2)