What are the key points of Mosa’s teaching philosophy?
Pedro Carneiro, Mosa Ballet School’ General and Artistic Director clearly focuses on an education where the students are adapted to the reality of the current and future ballet world. When you think about ballet education, you have to think “global”.
It’s important that students have not only a classical education, but also a very strong and full contemporary education. Nowadays, almost all companies are very eclectic, so the school will work with choreographers and have them make workshops and create pieces for the students to guarantee an eclectic education.
As far as learning techniques are concerned, Mosa will use Russian training that is adjusted and evolved to reality and useful to the students. Nevertheless, Pedro Carneiro also wants the students to get in contact with other schools of training (French, Danish, …), including techniques from choreographers like Forsythe or, if possible, Balanchine.
Personal balance and well-being of the students are at the heart of Mosa’s vision. Yoga, tai chi, Gaga are therefore part of the curriculum. Besides, a team of professionals will support the students, physically and mentally.