London Contemporary Dance School to launch new main screendance, the first of its kind.

London Contemporary Dance School is launching a new Master of Arts programme focusing on the artistic practice, curation and scholarship of Screendance. As the only MA in the world that currently specialises in Screendance, the programme offers a much needed arena for further exploration by practicing artists already making work for screen who are seeking to develop their practical, professional and creative skills.

The programme will be delivered by a leading practitioners in the art from including Dr.Claudia Kappenberg, Gitta Wigro, Lucy Cash and course leader Gabriella Tropia. The MA is subject to validation by the University of Kent. The course will commence in September 2018 with applications opening end of January 2018.

London Contemporary Dance School is part of the creative powerhouse for new dance The Place, which is located in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter an area of one mile radius that is home to 75 academic, cultural, research, scientific and organisations including British Library, Central Saint Martins, UCL, Crafts Council, Sadler’s Wells and Google.

Clare Connor, Chief Executive of The Place said about the programme; ‘As the leading home for new dance we are pleased to offer this trailblazing MA course that will nurture innovation and entrepreneurship for artists who seek to lead and shape this flourishing art form.’

Gabriella Tropia, Screendance Course Leader and Lecturer in Dance and Technology at London Contemporary Dance School said about the new course, ‘This is a course offers artist practitioners who may be working in isolation across the globe the opportunity to be at the heart of a creative community pushing an artform forward and bringing the work to a wider audience through curating a film festival.’

Dr Claudia Kappenberg, Guest Lecturer Screendance at London Contemporary Dance School; ‘As an international hub for contemporary choreographic practices The Place will be an exciting environment and ideal host for this programme. The MA will constitute a unique opportunity to contribute to the developments in screendance and to promote the art form as an astute contemporary discourse.’

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