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Dance Performance MA (Spring Start)

Course Details

Available: Full- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Award: Postgraduate

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Major Award

Faculty: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Course Type: Taught

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Dr Jenny Roche
Address:
Course Director Contemporary Dance Stream
Email:
jenny.roche@ul.ie
Tel:
353-61-213464
Fax:
353-61-202589
Name:
Dr Orfhlaith.NiBhriainIrish
Address:
Course Director Traditional Dance Stream
Email:
orfhlaith.nibhriain@ul.ie
Tel:
353 61-202470
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Brief Description

The MA is unique in that it facilitates two independent streams of dance, Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance. Although independent, interactivity between these two dance genres is facilitated in the form of shared workshops, seminars and electives. The programme offers advanced tuition in both forms of dance and is designed to cater for the creative and artistic needs of contemporary and Irish traditional dancers.

The MA in Dance Performance is a one-year, full-time postgraduate programme. It is unique in that it facilitates two independent streams of dance, Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance. Although independent, interactivity between these two dance genres is facilitated in the form of shared workshops, seminars and electives. The programme offers advanced tuition in both forms of dance and is designed to cater for the creative and artistic needs of contemporary and Irish traditional dancers. Objectives The programme provides a learning environment for advanced performance in either Irish Traditional Dance and Contemporary Dance; it explores aspects of repertoire and style within each of the two performance genres and it facilitates interactivity through the elective system with other related areas of study.

Irish Traditional Dance Performance

Semester 1 - Spring Semester 2 - Autumn
  • DA6041 Embodying Irish Dance Practices 1
  • DA5111 Dance Practicum 1
  • MD6031 Media Technologies for Performing Arts and Arts Research
  • MD6071 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1

Options:

  • MD6051 Independent Study 1
  • DA6032 Embodying Irish Dance Practice 2
  • DA5112 Dance Practicum 2
  • MD6082 Choreography for Camera
  • MD6072 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 2
  • MD6062 Critical Contexts for Arts Management and Cultural Policy

Options:

  • MD6052 Independent Study 2
Semester 3 - Summer
  • MD5522: Final Presentation
  • MD6061 Introduction to Somatics 1

Contemporary Dance Performance

Semester 1 - Spring Semester 2 - Autumn
  • DA6031 Contemporary Dance Techniques for Performance 1
  • DA5141 Practicum: Dance Performance Repertoire 1
  • MD6031 Media Technologies for Performing Arts and Arts Research
  • MD6071 Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1

Options:

  • MD6051 Independent Study 1
  • DA6022 Contemporary Dance Techniques for Performance 2
  • DA5142 Practicum: Dance Performance Repertoire 2
  • MD6082 Choreography for Camera
  • MD6072 Writing and the Documentation of Art Practice 2
  • MD6062 Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural

Options:

  • MD6052 Independent Study 2
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  • Semester 3 - Summer   
  • MD5522 Final Presentation
  • MD6061 Introduction to Somatics 1

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.