Training Course

BA (Hons) Dance Theatre

Organisation: Plymouth University

Region: South West

Artform: Dance

Welcoming: All Disabilities

Opportunity Summary:

Dance Theatre with Plymouth University is informed by the research, scholarship, training and creative practice of the teaching team. As students progress through their degree there are opportunities to collaborate artistically with BA Theatre and Performance students, Media and Music students to generate innovative and exciting performance work. The course offers a number of specialisms and opportunities including Student Performances, a focus on practical dance scholarship, giving value to the skills and knowledge gained in studio practice, Improvisation in Performance, Dance Theatre and Physical Theatre (training and choreography), Integrated Dance Practice, Dance on Screen, Video & Editing Skills and Community Dance Practice. The course also offers extra-curricular training opportunities through master classes, residencies, scheduled weekly classes and performance platforms and work based learning opportunities. There is a vibrant performance and research culture hosting artists and researchers of international standing. For more information about the course including entry requirements and fees, please contact Ruth Way, Head of Performing Arts by email If you are a disabled student and would like to discuss the course and your access needs, please contact Adam Benjamin by email

Organisation Information:

The dance theatre degree at Plymouth University positively encourages applications from disabled students. A key lecturer on the course is Adam Benjamin, who was joint founder and Artistic Director of Candoco Dance Company, a groundbreaking inclusive/integrated professional dance company featuring disabled and non-disabled performers. There is a focus in the course on practical dance, valuing the skills and knowledge gained through studio practice. The course emphasizes professional engagement through work based learning opportunities and performance platforms. The course features extra-curricular activities including master-classes, workshops and residencies. A specialism includes integrated practice (dance with disabled and non-disabled people). If you have a disability and would like to discuss the course in more detail and its suitability, please contact Adam Benjamin. Email or telephone 01752 585 255.


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