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A new Master in Dance

„To develop or deepen one’s artistic practices is key to keep evolving. Not only personally as a dance artist, performer, choreographer or teacher in dance but also in relation to the artistic field and to society and its many challenges today. The MA in Dance and its focus on the interrelations between embodiment, research and artistic practice allows for an engaged and rigorous study in exchange with teachers, guests and peers."
Martin Nachbar, coordinator Master in Dance

Why a Master in Dance?

Intensive exchange and dialogue

The course allows for a sustained research trajectory over the course of two years. It provides a structure to develop embodied artistic expertise and knowledge in intensive exchange with peers, coordinators and mentors, with a wider network of collaborators from the field of dance, and in dialogue within different public environments. The course’s coordinator is Martin Nachbar. Teaching artists include Annouk Llaurens and Benjamin Vandewalle (tbc).

Embodied artistic research

The programme's framework revolves around the notion of embodied artistic research. Performance and dance practices consist, not only but largely, of embodied practices – practices that work in, through and out of the moving body. When is such embodiment artistic practice? How can we formulate strategies, frames and methods that will allow us to relate the two productively? And at what point during this process can we talk of research?

Time, space and various learning settings

Giving the students time and space to place their own questions within this frame and to insist on them while in dialogue with colleagues, the course engages the students in different learning and researching settings that include colloquia, practical workshops, lectures, symposia, studio time and meetings with communities outside the field of dance.

International and combinable

The master, which is organized in both Dutch and English for an international audience, counts 60 credits and is offered in four modules, spread over two years, making it compatible with an (artistic) practice.
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Diploma requirements

A professional bachelor diploma in the Performing Arts, with the condition that the student follows a pre-Master (bridging) programme.
An academic bachelor diploma in the Performing Arts, with the condition that the student follows a preparatory programme.
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Deadline for online application registration is 15th August 2019. Register here
Submission of documents deadline is 23rd August 2019
Notification of invitation to audition by 26th August 2019
Audition 5th September 2019, 10AM - 6PM

Start pre-Master: September 23th, 2019
Start preparatory programme:  September 23th, 2019
(lessons are organized mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the semester.) Some extra workshop days are not yet scheduled and will be communicated later).
Start Master Dance: January 27th, 2020


Martin Nachbar (coordinator of the masters programme)