Taught course

Dance Theatre: The Body in Performance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance · Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Entry requirements

You will normally have professional dance, theatre or performance experience and have successfully completed a UK undergraduate degree in an appropriate or related subject, or an overseas award of equivalent standard (eg USA degree - GPA 3.00 or above). English Language competency requirements also apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Advance your creative practice and question ideas of the body and performance through an integrated theoretical and practical programme.

This programme provides the opportunity for you to engage in the creation of dance theatre work which pushes at the boundaries of the discipline. This will be work that focuses on the live act and does not necessarily involve the display of technique or the abstract arrangement of bodies moving in space. It will not always appear in dance spaces, and may address an audience outside of theatrical frameworks - or it may redeploy these techniques, spaces and frameworks to position the performing body in new relationships to the bodies of the spectator.

The interrogation of ideas of 'the body' and of 'performance', as posed by traditions of dance and theatre, as well as by other art forms, will be central to your research. The intertwining of theory and practice is stressed within this programme and your investigations will have outcomes which employ both live performance and written documentation.

Information for international students

Students from 40 countries currently study at Laban. Our worldwide reputation is founded on the success of our students and we are proud to play a vital part in developing the global dance community. Candidates will need to provide evidence of English language ability. For further details look at website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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