Theatre Practice Dance/Choreography (DRA2013)

30 credits

If you want to create your own piece, then this is for you!

Prior knowledge of or experience in dance or choreography is NOT a requirement. The module welcomes open-minded students with an enthusiasm for movement, a willingness to experiment and take creative risks, and the desire to develop their own movement potential and expressive movement vocabulary. It is strongly focused on developing dance compositional skills (not dance technique).

You work together as a large group, in small groups and in pairs in a supportive learning environment. The module enables you to find and/or develop your individual choreographic voice. The process gives you the opportunity to have ownership of your ideas and to  create and perform your own short solo, which is shared with your peers in a celebration of solo pieces.

The module examines choreography within dance as a theatre art As a way of appreciating diverse styles involved in the genre, you will be introduced to different techniques and approaches of key practitioners in the field and have some ‘taster’ sessions. Effort, and open enquiry   are what matter in these instances. As the module progresses, you will  research  an area of specific interest to you within the field of choreography, and present a seminar which will inform your solo process. A written portfolio (critical and reflective) will draw together research, embodied practice and solo process.