The course supports artists at different stages of their career who are forging their own paths as dancers, makers, teachers and facilitators, helping graduates to transition into or continue working confidently within the independent dance sector.
Throughout this course you will develop a portfolio of work which aims to build your confidence in how you contextualise your practice and how you can communicate your ideas.
Locate your practice within wider international, social, and political contexts. You will be encouraged to share and value your own historical and cultural narratives. Critical race studies and postcolonial practices will be a major departure point for critiquing existing power structures.
Studio practice will include embodied techniques, choreographic workshops and the development of your own creative practice.
Using what you have learnt in Locating Practice, you will now work to develop this in relation to wider contexts, audiences and applications. You will gather the professional skills you require to take your work beyond the institution. Developing a sustainable and responsible arts practice that has longevity!
You now have skills, but most importantly the space to work on your final project or portfolio of work. You will work closely with a supervisor who will guide, support, and challenge you throughout this process.
"My time on the postgraduate course at London School of Contemporary Dance gave me the space, time, and guidance I needed to develop as an artist. Since taking part in the course I have created my first, full length work and am touring nationally next year. Hilary, the course leader, went above and beyond to accommodate the various needs of the cohort and helped us through a very difficult year of learning from home. We were taught by active professionals in the dance industry and given studio space to develop our creative practice independently. I loved my time at LCDS and am very grateful for the experiences I had there." - Imogen Reeve, MA graduate.
Validated by University of the Arts London (UAL).
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Across two days, 13 artists from our Developing Artistic Practice pathway at London Contemporary Dance School share their research and practices, facilitat
We went live from from The Place, to bring to you an exciting round table discussion about London Contemporary Dance School’s newly developed course: MA Expanded Dance Practice