MA Professional Dance Performance opens up a new academic and creative pathway for graduate students to enter the dance profession, integrating professional dance experience at the highest level with postgraduate study. MA Professional Dance Performance is awarded and validated by the University of Kent.
This course offers students a year of training at postgraduate level while forming part of Rambert2, a pioneering new ensemble created in partnership with Rambert dance company to bring together dancers with outstanding ability, creativity and individuality. Rambert2 dancers create and tour world-class contemporary dance, while developing their individual creative and reflective dance practice, and gaining a professional postgraduate qualification.
By working in partnership to deliver this programme, Rambert School and Rambert (dance company) are able to provide an exceptional level and breadth of teaching and performance opportunities, plus learning/enhancement of professional research skills, all informed by both practice and research from the forefront of the dance profession. Students will discover how to work beyond their perceived limits of technical ability (and endurance), while deepening their own creative and interpretative style and developing a sense of artistic ownership of the work they will perform and/or create.
Students receive financial support equivalent to the London Living Wage and are based at Rambert’s home on London’s south bank.
“Rambert School is thrilled to bring together students of the MA, and dancers of Rambert2, who will simultaneously be encouraged to integrate embodied and theoretical research to complete their MA in Professional Dance Performance and will emerge as highly employable reflective practitioners.” Amanda Britton, Principal and Artistic Director Rambert School.
The first cohort of Rambert2 dancers are currently performing work by top international choreographers Rafael Bonachela, Sharon Eyal, Ohad Naharin and Benoit Swan Pouffer at venues around the UK, including at Sadler’s Wells in London. For performance dates and venues for 2018/19 visit Rambert2 Tour
In addition to theatre performances, the company will also create and deliver unique education and learning experiences for schools and other communities.
To find out more about entry requirements and the course summary visit: MA Professional Dance Performance
For the 2019/20 season, Rambert2 will work with choreographers Andrea Miller and Jermaine Spivey, who have been commissioned to create two new dance works for the ensemble, forming part of a mixed bill to tour the UK. The company will continue to tour schools with Kamuyot, a dance work created by choreographer Ohad Naharin for schools and other non-theatre spaces.
Audition registration will open on Friday 16th November for Rambert2 2019/20
For more details about auditions and how to apply visit Rambert2 Auditions