First-of-its-kind in India, this post-graduate programme in Dance Practice is being implemented by Gati Dance Forum in collaboration with a university based in New Delhi. With its integrative curriculum that includes physical training, choreography, critical thinking and inter-disciplinary studies, the programme will equip its participants to redefine and rearticulate the boundaries of dance practice as performers, creators, researchers, pedagogues or managers through a critical engagement with the embodied cultures and the evolving dance ecology of the Indian subcontinent.
Unique Features of the Programme:
· Multi-dimensional training programme centred around physical training, creation and contextual studies
· Courses on dance history, dance writing, critical theories, arts management, policy & advocacy and pedagogy
· Exchange with leading artists in the field
· Studio research time
· Independent project
· 6-week Internship
The first phase of curriculum research and development for the programme was carried out between October 2013 to March 2017 with the support of Royal Norwegian Embassy, British Council and Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. This masters programme is slated to be launched in August 2017 in collaboration with a university in Delhi. The course is likely to be officially announced in July 2017.