The ArtEZ Master of Choreography program sees artistic practice and research in equal terms. Rather than one leading or basing the other (e.g. practice-led, practice-based research), artistic practice here is already considered as a strand of research that is able to generate and disseminate knowledge in both embodied and in written forms. We understand thus artistic research and choreographic making as dynamically inter-related practices, as sources for embodied and intellectual enquiry that, when rigorous, can challenge, rejuvenate or perhaps even trespass more traditional models of artistic production itself and education.
The program is rooted in contemporary international choreographic practice, offering the artists the possibility to critically engage with complex and changing cultural, social and political contexts by furthering their artistic development and by re (de) fining their practice through research.
At the ArtEZ Master of Choreography we support and develop practice as research in the field of choreography. Seeking to move beyond the binary theory vs. practice by means of artistic research, we strongly acknowledge and encourage diversity and plurality in choreography. Confronted with the complex product- and efficiency-oriented artistic world, we aim to further educate and empower choreographers to be self-critical, proactive and able to sustain their artistic singularity.
At ArtEZ we enjoy the privilege of maintaining small groups of international choreographers (three or four every two years), providing each choreographer the possibility to design and conduct an own independent research in close dialogue with teachers and mentors.
Master of Choreography
2 years, full-time
English, check the language requirements
Choreographers with at least 3 years of experience and higher vocational training (equivalent
to hbo) in dance/art. The Master of Choreography will select 3 or 4 students once every 2 years. Applications for the 2014-2016 program must be sent before December 2013.
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