Location(s): Lyon, France and Paris, France

Date: Arrival Date:  June 12, 2022 End Date: June 25, 2022

Lyon: June 13-18, Paris: June 18-June 25

Program Overview

*Upcoming In-Person Info Session: Feb 23rd at 1:30pm - Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen

The Camping: Dance, Choreography and Performance program centers around the Camping Festival, hosted by the Centre National de la Danse (The National Dance Center) of France. Camping is an international festival and platform of workshops, a unique experience bringing together artists from the international choreography scene, a unique artistic camp that makes all the poetic experiences of dance possible. For two weeks, Camping offers a program of classes, workshops, talks, film screenings, professional encounters, public presentations, and performances. Camping is aimed at everyone involved in dance, whether they be students, teachers, performers, choreographers, or researchers, as well as a broad public of dance enthusiasts and spectators.

View the Camping Website

Language of Instruction: English

Course(s): THEA 131X Advanced Contemporary Forms and Practices within a Global Context in Dance (6 units)

Max Enrollment: 12

Faculty Leader: Gerald Casel, Associate Professor of Dance, Performance Play & Design and Provost of Porter College

Contact: globallearning@ucsc.edu 

Program Highlights

  • Daily movement classes, including opportunities to share your practice with other students
  • Intensive workshops with world-renowned master teachers, choreographers, and directors from across the globe such as Emanuel Gat, Nora Chipaumire, Miguel Gutierrez, Germaine Acogny, Ralph Lemon, etc.
  • Practice in various spaces and theaters across Paris (Palais de Tokyo, La Villette, maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny, Théâtre National de Chaillot).
  • Nightly performances by experimental contemporary dance artists from Europe and around the world
  • Spend one week in Lyon at Camping, and one week in Paris at Camping

How to Apply

  1. Review the below eligibility criteria, prerequisites, and specific requirements for this program
  2. Apply in the Global Learning Portal

All applications will be processed first-come, first-served. Students are encouraged to apply early due to limited capacity.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • Be at least 18 years old by the time of departure

Program Specific Eligibility and Application Requirements

  • Any of these may serve as a prerequisite or similar courses at other institutions: 
    THEA 30, THEA 31A, B, or C, THEA 131A, B, or C, THEA 135, THEA 136, or THEA 139
  • Please email Gerald Casel (gcasel@ucsc.edu) if you have any questions about these courses, or would like to request an exception to this requirement. 
Students do not have to be a certain major but they should have some dance, movement, or choreographic experience. Prospective students will be required to submit a short video of themselves dancing or a piece of their choreography in the application. There is also a required meeting with Professor Gerald Casel prior to being accepted into the program.