Choreography and improvisation are a vibrant element in the life of the School. Choreography courses are structured in a developmental way throughout the student's period of study. All students begin by exploring the crafting skills needed to make choreographic work and then can choose to create substantial independent choreographic projects.
Students are given the opportunity to study how their art form interfaces with design and music and this interrelationship with other art forms is a particular strength of our choreographic approach. Improvisation work interweaves with choreographic study throughout the BA with partnerwork being a distinctive feature of the improvisation work at the School. In Performance Studies students have the opportunity to learn existing choreographic work and to have new work generated on them by in-house or visiting artists.
Watch Sue MacLennan, Head of Choreography Studies talk about Choreography at the School.
Watch Rick Nodine, Lecturer in Choreography & Improvisation talk about Improvisation at the School.