The Online Leavers Ceremony (BA)

Fri 10 July 16:00 BST 

The Online Leavers Ceremony is a chance for the undergraduate class of 2020 to celebrate completing their degrees and to bring closure to their time studying at London Contemporary Dance School.

Although you will not experience walking out onto The Place stage as your name is called, nor the embarrassment of your family yelling out as they burst with pride. This video is a chance for you to come together as a year, in celebration of all you have achieved. This is a time for you to recognise your huge achievements and to be thankful for the people who have helped you along the way! 

Today is the culmination of a long journey. A journey where you have met lifelong friends, one where you have challenged yourself and others, one you should all be immensely proud of.

We hope you enjoy hearing these messages made especially for you, our class of 2020! A class that despite all the odds, have graduated during a global pandemic. You did it! Congratulations.  

The Programme: 

A welcome from Clare Connor, CEO of The Place and London Contemporary Dance School

An address from Sir Robert Cohan CBE, Founding Artistic Director of The Place and Patron

A speech from the Director of Dance Studies, Dr Lise Uytterhoeven 

An address from Dr Anthony Van Laast CBE, Patron and London Contemporary Dance School alumnus

A speech from the Director of Research and Postgraduate Programmes, Dr Martin Hargreaves 

Video montage of student work and performances 

Names of individual students read out by Sasha Roubicek, Lecturer in Contemporary Dance

An address from Alethia Antonia, London Contemporary Dance School alumna

Closing address from CEO of The Place, Clare Connor

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