The IOTPD Philippe Braunschweig Scholarship in honour of its founder Philippe Braunschweig is aimed annually at professional dancers who’ve had an international career, but didn’t acquire the right for transition support in any of the countries they have worked in. You should only apply for the IOTPD-Scholarship if you are not supported by any of…
Many performing artists are unable to keep practising their profession until retirement, whether for health reasons or because they can no longer handle the physical demands of their job. Particularly for dancers, professional retraining is an inherent part of their career: due to the physical demands of their job, they need to find a new career at the average age of 35. Some may be able to find another position in the same field, but for many, the only option is retraining.
Due to the rather low wages that artists receive during their career, it is often not possible to save money for professional retraining. Entering a new career is complicated further because the professional qualifications of performing artists often go unrecognized.
Here is where SSUDK helps performing artists help themselves. With information and advice about changing careers and contributions toward professional retraining, performing artists should have the opportunity to take their creativity and labour in new directions.
October 29 2016, 16h Dampfzentrale Berne, Marzilistrasse 47 SPEED DATING for dancers Get inspired! Choose a new career! with dancers who successfully pursued a new career. Share ideas and take advantages from others’ experience and network. Benefit from individual counseling. With: Yorkie Chadwick (webmaster-lead developer, former dancer) Sebastian Gibas (special needs educator, administrator, lecturer, former dancer and choreographer) Sun…
In 2015 the project “Transition Center SSUDK” was launched to locate with the aim of a focal point at the intersection of career development. This is to raise awareness of the transition issues and support performing artists especially dancers before, during and after the career. The project is committed to find also solutions on a national level.
Ihre Berufsausbildung beginnt häufig schon im Primarschulalter, doch ihre Karriere endet noch bevor sie vierzig sind.
Master Thesis: Berufliche Transition von Bühnentänzerinne und Bühnentänzern in der Schweiz: Thalwil, 30. September 2014 © Oliver Dähler
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