Since 2012 scholarships have been provided for talented dancers from the MENA region in order to participate in the Amsterdam Summer Intensive program, organized by the Henny Jurriens Foundation.
During a three week long program, dancers can take technique classes and participate in workshops given by teachers representing the most important companies and styles in today’s contemporary dance world. These have included Ultima Vez/ Wim Vandekeybus, Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan Company, and others. Dancers can also attend performances for the cutting-edge Julidans Festival which takes place at the same time.
The scholarships cover travel and housing expenses, program fees, and some performance tickets.