The Vertigo International Dance Program


VIDP Vision and Objectives

Acknowledging the need of young dance artists for experiential guidance and guided experience we aim to foster the essential passage from being a student to becoming a dancer. VIDP professional faculty and extensive curriculum is focused on cultivating individual talents and abilities, introduction to a wide range of dance approaches, providing ongoing support and accompanying students on their maturing process as dancers.

VIDP Unique Attributes

VIDP seeks to implement the Vertigo Dance Company’s practice routine allowing students to experience with various dance and movement methods incorporated in the Vertigo dance language including Release, Classical Ballet and Contact Improvisation. Alongside an in-depth introduction to the Vertigo repertoire VIDP students are being introduced to a wide variety of dance approaches through repertoire and dance creations from Israel and abroad including works of Batsheva Dance Company, Inbal Pinto, Barak Marshall, Mats Ek, NND/Galili Dance and more. Moreover, VIDP students are given the opportunity to participate in the creative process and experience working alongside independent choreographers such as Sahar Azimi, Noa Zuk, Ariel Cohen, Roy Assaf and others. VIDP curriculum, both comprehensive and challenging, offers individual mentoring while setting and maintaining the highest artistic and professional standards.

VIDP Background

Established in 2012, VIDP offers young dance talents from around the world the opportunity to further explore their potential and hone their skills. VIDP operates alongside Vertigo Prep-Workshop (established in 2002) at the Vertigo School of Dance (established in 1998) in Jerusalem and at the Vertigo Eco-Art Village (established in 2007) in Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh. Directed by Vova Zak VIDP provides an in-depth and stimulating training comprised of 5 days of intensive learning over 35 weekly hours of experiential practice.

VIDP Graduates

VIDP graduates are accomplished contemporary dancers who have mastered the tools of the trade and are well equipped to further pursue their professional career. First and foremost we aim to groom our students to become professional dancers in leading dance companies such as the Vertigo Dance Company. In addition, VIDP graduates are adequately prepared to seek further education at prominent dance academies, and to collaborate and work on fringe productions and as dance instructors. We always encourage our graduates to continue exploring their own path in dance throughout their professional and community life.

VIDP Curriculum

A comprehensive training program for dancers that includes: a selection of classes and workshops; an introduction to various repertoires including the Vertigo dance language and repertoire as developed by choreographer Noa Wertheim; on-stage practical experience with 4 annual Bazir performances and 3 annual studio performances; as well as various creative projects at different locations in Jerusalem and at the Vertigo Eco-Art Village in Kibbutz Netiv HaLamed-Heh.

VIDP 2017-8:
The VIDP Fall semester – September 4th, 2017 – January 26th, 2018
The VIDP Spring semester – February 2nd, 2018 – June 30th, 2018

Enrollment now open
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