MA Performance: Dance (MapDance) Work with international guest choreographers as you develop your technical and performance skills Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

MA Performance: Dance (MapDance) Work with international guest choreographers as you develop your technical and performance skills Course in Islamabad || Registration Open

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Overview

This MA Performance Dance degree is led by Mapdance company Artistic Directors Yael Flexer and Detta Howe. The course operates as a professional performance programme.

This course is ideal for recent graduates or a dance artists who wish to extend their technical and performance skills after completing a recognised BA degree.

This degree is an opportunity to work with internationally established and up-and-coming choreographers, reflect on your professional practice and prior training, and complete an intensive technical training through a variety of contemporary techniques, Pilates, contact improvisation and ballet. Working intensively with international guest choreographers, you will develop your technical and performance skills and deepen your understanding of the creative process through experiencing varied choreographic methodologies and artistic approaches.

Mapdance operates as a professional company with daily technique classes and rehearsals. You will tour nationally and internationally during your studies, performing with the company and offering educational workshops from mid-February until May. You will deepen your understanding of your professional skills through practice, research and scholarship and learn to articulate what you do in written and spoken form.

The 2020/21 repertory includes new works by Joseph Toonga, Yael Flexer and Robert Clark as well as the re-staging of Ceyda Tanc’s piece AYIN.

There are opportunities to engage with cutting edge research into interactive technologies and to market yourself professionally as an artist using DVD and website technologies.

On this course you will:

  • Learn from guest lecturers including included practitioners and curators all working at the edges of dance research.
  • Have opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research with interactive technologies.
  • Attend presentations by visiting artists and researchers.
  • Have opportunities to market yourself professionally as an artist using DVD and website technologies.

Find out more about mapdance

Take a look at our 2020 mapdance souvenier booklet to find out more about this pathway.

Teaching and Assessment

How you will learn

You will study through theoretical and practical workshops, lecturers, seminars and rehearsals.

You will be assessed through a range of assignments depending on which study route you choose.

Assessment on the MA performers route is based on three core modules:

  • Repertory (60 credits)
  • Techniques for Performance (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment on the postgraduate diploma performers route is based on two core modules:

  • Repertory (60 credits)
  • Techniques for Performance (30 credits)

You will also choose one optional module worth 30 credits on each pathway.

Your performance assessments will be continuous and process based. The Repertory module is continuously assessed with marks given by guest choreographers during the creation process as well as marks given by both Artistic Directors in rehearsal and on tour assessing both process and performance.

Will

MA Performance: Dance
“Undertaking my MA was a huge learning experience in what company life would entail. From the creative side, working with new choreographers, to teaching workshops around the country to different ages and abilities. Touring in the UK and Israel allowed me to understand how to look after my body on tour, making professional life easier.”

The Course

What you will study

This course is made up of modules. You will study the core module Repertory, and Techniques for Performance on both the MA and postgraduate diploma study pathways, as well as one optional module. To complete the MA you will also study the core Dissertation module.

Only a selection of optional modules will run each year. We will confirm the modules available during induction week.

This list is indicative and subject to change.

Repertory (Level 7)

In this module you will take part in intensive creation periods with an international guest choreographer. You will develop your technical and performance skills and deepen your understanding of the creative process through varied choreographic methodologies and artistic approaches.

Careers

Where this course could lead

This course will prepare you for a range of careers and give you experience with a touring dance company. This course also could be a stepping-stone towards further research and PhD study.

You will develop skills in:

  • Performance
  • Technique
  • Teaching in the context of a touring company
  • Choreographic methodology and critical thinking
  • Working independently (via dissertation projects)
  • Research and written communication skills

Related courses

BA (Hons) Dance

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