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.