We offer 2 optional modules per year from the following programme
Techniques for Performance (compulsory for performers route, optional for other routes)
This module focuses on excellence in contemporary dance performance involving daily technical training in various dance techniques including improvisational work. This module normally runs Autumn and Spring semesters.
Writing and Performance
This module consists of writing workshops informed by in-depth viewing and analysis of contemporary performance works. It includes opportunities to create texts for live performance and to develop dramaturgical skills. Normally one evening per week in Spring semester: either at Chichester or in London.
This module develops effective practical dance teaching skills through exploration of different learning & teaching approaches and analysis of technical exercises and phrases to build a critical base of teaching material. You have the opportunity to organise and run educational workshops as part of the map dance tour. This module runs weekly in the Autumn semesters and then more independently in Semester two.
New Media and Performance Practices
The theme of this year’s New Media Performance Practices module is <Visual Codes and New Scenographic Practice for Dance>. This intensive module will firstly offer students a theoretical understanding of conceptual issues which impact on the use of digital media in the context stage design that involve image projections for choreographic works for the stage. It will then give students the chance to develop their practical skills with the design and production of either a creative work using projected images or a documentation package suitable to a work they choose to document. Students focusing on creative work will design and produce a creative work for presentation either individually or in collaboration with other practitioners. They will learn how to film video images and practical skills in digital editing with FinalCut Pro:
Dance Writing and Criticism
This module considers different strategies for critical thinking, for seeing what happens in a dance work and includes involvement in writing workshops
The Performing Politics module explores theoretical perspectives on the body in performance, drawing on twentieth – and twenty-first-century debates about body politics. Students will develop strategies for using these debates to inform their research, choreography or performance.
Experiencing Arts Therapies and Embodying Myth
In workshops you will be guided on a journey through the body in the context of movement-based expressive arts work. Drawing on Authentic Movement, Gestalt Therapy, the work of C.G. Jung, arts therapies, depth psychology and mythology, you are required to reflect critically on your process. This module normally runs weekly in the Spring semester.