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Dance Performance

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.

Entry requirements

A primary degree with first or second class honours or an equivalent qualification (Primary degree: Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland). An equivalent capability based on prior professional experience.

An interview will be required in all cases, as well as an audition where necessary. Candidates may be required to submit additional audio visual and/or written material.

Duration

1 year Full Time

Careers or further progression

The programme is beneficial for students wishing to pursue careers in dance performance, artistic directorship, and arts development.

Further enquiries

Irish Traditional Dance Performance
Course Director
Dr Orfhlaith.NiBhriain
Irish Traditional Dance Stream
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202470
Email: orfhlaith.nibhriain@ul.ie

Contemporary Dance Performance
Dr Jenny Roche
Contemporary Dance Stream
Tel: +353 (0) 61 213464
Email: jenny.roche@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Programme Content: Irish Traditional Dance Performance

Semester 1

• Embodying Irish Dance Practices 1
• Dance Practicum 1
• Media Technologies for Performing Arts and Arts Research
• Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1
• Introduction to Somatics 1

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Professional Development for the Performing Arts
• Interdisciplinary Improvisation
• Colloquium 1
• Independent Study 1
• Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques

Semester 2

• Embodying Irish Dance Practice 2
• Dance Practicum 2
• Choreography for Camera
• Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 2
• Critical Contexts for Arts Management and Cultural Policy

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Introduction to Somatics 2
• Colloquium 2
• Independent Study 2

Semester 3
• Final Presentation

Programme Content: Contemporary Dance Performance

Semester 1
• Contemporary Dance Techniques for Performance 1
• Practicum: Dance Performance Repertoire 1
• Media Technologies for Performing Arts and Arts Research
• Introduction to Somatics 1
• Writing and the Documentation of Arts Practice 1

Options: students can choose one option from the list below

• Colloquium 1
• Professional Development for the Performing Arts
• Interdisciplinary Improvisation
• Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques • Independent Study 1

Semester 2
• Contemporary Dance Techniques for Performance 2
• Practicum: Dance Performance Repertoire 2
• Choreography for Camera
• Writing and the Documentation of Art Practice 2
• Critical Contexts of Arts Management and Cultural

Policy Options: students can choose one option from the list below
• Introduction to Somatics 2
• Colloquium 2
• Independent Study 2

Application date

What to include with your application

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Course fee

An Application Fee of €35 (electronically) or €40 Bank Draft/Cheque will apply to all taught postgraduate programmes.

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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