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About Dance Performance
Masters degree in Dance Performance equip postgraduates with the advanced techniques to scrutinise and curate advanced, technical artistic performances in dance.
Taught and research MA degrees as well as practice-based MFA programmes are available in this field. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Choreography or Performance Studies.
Courses in this field examine Dance Performance through historiographical methodology and theoretical material, and its relationship to applied performance practices. You will study topics including the body, audiences, narrative, memory, digital technologies and collaboration.
Consideration is also given to interdisciplinary perspectives through combinations of anthropology, history, philosophy. Cultural theory, particularly examining cultural difference, ethnicity and cross-culturalism, is also key.
Practical training is advanced through an analysis of concepts such as performance art, ritual and a range of hybrid forms such as somatic practices. You will also explore site-specific performance, from theatres to museums and more, in relation to corporeality and social inclusion.
Careers may include not just dance, but other contemporary performance practices such as drama and physical theatre, live art, and even therapeutic practices such as dance psychotherapy.
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Develop your dance practice and technique, learn and develop choreography and performance. Be part of a touring company creating exciting new work, led by nationally acclaimed choreographers. Read more
Grow as performers through opportunities to work with Joss Arnott and top international choreographers. Develop your work as both a professional dancer and dance professional, developing your skills as a creative entrepreneur and enabling you to pursue a sustainable career in dance. Read more
A double achievement. the rigorous challenges of a real life dance company and the demands of an MA. Become the best dancer you can be and develop the advanced skills you need to work in today's professional arts environment. Read more
An impressive national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. Sustained professional artistic work supervised by artist-scholars who are working to challenge and support your choreographic and performance practices. Read more
The MA Choreography and Professional Practices draws on expertise from a number of professionals within the dance industry and is delivered in close relationship with a national dance agency, South East Dance based close by, in Brighton. Read more
This pioneering MA. offers interdisciplinary perspectives on international performance, and aims to understand performance in relation to the culture to which it contributes. Read more
An impressive national and global reputation which attracts students and dance artists from all over the world. A unique programme offered by a consortium of four internationally-renowned universities. Read more
The course aims to foster creative and performance skills, theoretical knowledge and research skills appropriate to contemporary performance practices, and is designed for those wishing to develop themselves as independent artists, practitioner-researchers, scholarly researchers and reflective practitioners. Read more
Dance studies is a branch of the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences and affiliated with Professional Studies major. Read more
This unique international laboratory programme brings diverse individuals into collaborative research, acknowledging the challenges of creating original, performer-driven theatre in today's complex, globalised culture. Read more