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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
This course is a professionally focused course, co-designed and co-delivered with industry partner Joss Arnott Dance. You will explore dance performance in a ‘company model’. 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 is unique in that it facilitates two independent streams of dance, Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance. Although independent, interactivity between these two dance genres is facilitated in the form of shared workshops, seminars and electives. Read more
Whether you are an established choreographer intent on refining and hothousing your practice, a dance artist looking to retrain or a recent graduate from a performance-related subject, this course will give you the opportunity to find new and innovative ways to produce exciting choreography. Read more