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. Trinity Laban's Transitions was the world's first graduate dance company and it has since acquired an outstanding reputation for technical excellence and originality; it offers you a bridge to the professional world while you study for a highly respected Masters. Your critical reflections and dissertation are embedded within the programme so that you achieve your MA within 13 months.
Please note: the MA Dance Performance is embedded within the Transitions Dance Company experience. You will need to be accepted into the company as a pre-requisite to applying for this programme.
Visit the website: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/dance/postgraduate-programmes/ma-dance-performance-transitions-dance-company
Transitions Dance Company has gained an international reputation for the technical excellence of its dancers and the originality of the work it performs. This programme will give you the opportunity to work with outstanding international choreographers, culminating in an international tour. In the past, choreographers have included Rui Horta, Liz Aggis, Della Davidson, Yolande Snaith, Lea Anderson, Mark Murphy, Jamie Watton, Jasmin Vardimon and Jan De Schynkel.
As a member of Transitions Dance Company, you will work within a professional company environment, taking daily advanced level classes in both contemporary dance and classical ballet. These will be supported by classes in fitness and somatic techniques. You will work with professional performers and dance educators, rehearse repertory pieces, and actively engage with professional choreographers in the creation of new works. The company tours nationally and internationally, giving you a professional performance experience in a diverse and challenging repertory.
This challenging experience will help you grow into a performer who will contribute effectively and creatively to the profession, not only as a practitioner but as an articulate advocate for performance and performance practice. By advancing your skills, you'll have the opportunity to formulate a deeper understanding of the technical and artistic complexities inherent in performance. You'll be encouraged to critically reflect on your development in the studio and in wider theoretical contexts.
The taught element comprises the following modules:
M-502 Research Methods
M-521 Advanced Technical Practice
M-522 The Performer in the Creative Process
M-523 Dance Performance
The Project (M505), which you undertake following your time with Transitions, may take the form of a lecture-demonstration, a written dissertation, or a practice-based project with supporting documentation.
See the Programme Specification on our website for further details.
Transitions is constantly evolving to reflect changes in the dance scene, ensuring alumni are quickly employed. Recent MAP graduates have performed with Lost Dog, Michael Clark Company, Ballet Boyz, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre amongst others, as well as making and performing in their own work.
How to apply: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/dance-applications
In addition to acceptance into Transitions Dance Company (through audition), you will normally have successfully completed a UK undergraduate degree in an appropriate or related subject; or hold an overseas award of equivalent standard (e.g. USA degree - GPA 3.00 or above). English Language competency requirements also apply.