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JUNIOR BALLET PROJECT

BY OPINION PUBLIC

The contemporary dance company Opinion Public, anchored in the Belgian artistic landscape for over 13 years, is fully committed to its mission of transmission by launching its youth ballet, the “Junior Ballet Project” (JBP), dedicated to dancers aged 18 to 23. This initiative demonstrates a significant commitment to the training of a new generation of dancers, sharing the exploration of distinctive style it has developed since its creation in 2010.

PRESENTATION

Starting from September 2024, the JBP established in Brussels aims to develop the versatility and unique artistic identity of dancers, preparing them optimally for the professional demands of dance. Drawing on the hybrid style of the Opinion Public company, the JBP offers a two-year exploration of classical and contemporary dance techniques, including in-depth analysis of partnering, floorwork, acrobatics, and improvisation. These various disciplines will be put into practice through experiences in creation and on stage, with at least one piece created each year for the JBP, followed by a series of performances.

Further artistic and technical horizons will also be explored, with the involvement of renowned professionals throughout the season.

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TRAINING CONTENT
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  • Classical dance classes

  • Contemporary dance classes 

  • Chorographical workshops

  • Improvisation

  • Partnering techniques

  • Acrobatic classes

  • Breaking techniques

  • Theatrical expressions classes 

  • Learning of the Opinion Public company’s repertoire

  • Creation season 2024/2025 (with Sidonie Fossé, co-founder and artistic director of the professional dance company Opinion Public)

  • Series of shows and performances​

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EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

The skills and the qualities that dancers-performers are intended to acquire at the end of the program include: 

 

  • Autonomy

  • Self-discipline

  • Speed and efficiency in choreographic learning

  • Stylistic versatility (technical mastery of multiple disciplines)

  • Creativity in interpretation and proposing choreographic material

  • Adaptability to constraints and challenges

  • Rigor and regularity in daily work

  • Physical and mental resilience

  • Team spirit in work 

  • Stage experience​

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EVALUATION

Two individual interviews are scheduled this season, during which each teacher’s reports and the opinions of the management are presented. These privileged moments offer the student dancer the opportunity to become aware of their progress and development. The exchanges are beneficial for the student and the management, allowing the latter to better understand the needs and specific objectives of each student.

The decision to move on to the second year will be made by the management, taking into consideration the continuous evaluation from all teachers and instructors throughout the season.

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ARTISTIC TEAM 2024-2025
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Sidonie Fossé

Director, classical and contemporary teacher

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Johann Clapson 

Classical and contemporary teacher

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Victor Launay

Contemporary teacher

Guests

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Chloé Albaret

Contemporary teacher

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Valentin Levalin

Classical teacher

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Aurélien Oudot

Contremporary teacher

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Patrice Mincke

Drama teacher

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Maxim Phommaxay

Urban dance teacher

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Artistic direction Sidonie Fossé

direction.jbp@gmail.com

secretariat.jbp@gmail.com

Rue Théodore Verhaegen 188

1060 Saint-Gilles, Brussels

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