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AUB’s soon to be Dance graduates present Forward Festival: an insight into their final curated live and film works


Celebrating their final major projects work, 3rd-year BA (Hons) Dance students offer an afternoon of film and live performance. Showcasing a variety of individual briefs, Dance Forward Festival will provide an insight into the work of AUB’s soon to be graduates.

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AUB Dance Production – That Happy Place

AUB Dance will soon be putting on its latest show called That Happy Place at Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW)

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AUB Dance: An Interview With Lawrence James And Holly Burridge

Arts University Bournemouth’s BA (Hons) Dance course celebrated its first graduating cohort this year and what a successful year it was

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Dame Darcey Bussell awarded AUB honorary fellowship

Britain’s most loved dancer, Dame Darcey Bussell DBE, has described AUB as the “leading educational institution in the creative arts” after taking part in its graduation ceremony

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Dance Students Invite You to ‘A Day of Dance’

Join BA (Hons) Dance students on Thursday 3rd May for their annual ‘Day of Dance’ event, and dance your way across campus.

Following on from last year’s successful event, ‘A Day of Dance’ is produced, managed, choreographed and then performed by first and second-year students on the BA (Hons) Dance course.

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‘Springboard’, a BA (Hons) Dance Performance

On Sunday 29 May, you are cordially invited to ‘Springboard’; a celebration of dance and sculpture, in partnership with The Roche Court Educational Trust.

To be performed at Pavilion Dance South West, ‘Springboard’ is a chance for first-year students from the BA (Hons) Dance course to share their original choreographic material in a live performance setting, inspired by sculptures at Roche Court.

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Dance students’ industry projects with Queen Elizabeth’s School, PDSW & Lila Dance Company

Second year BA (Hons) Dance students were introduced to their new Dance Practitioner unit last week.

This unit gives the dancers the chance to explore ‘real time’ dance industry strands. During the unit launch students were given three options to work on for the term; either working as part of the dance team at Queen Elizabeth’s School (QE) in Wimborne, volunteering as part of the Parkinson’s Dance classes that run at Pavilion Dance South West (PDSW) or to work for the Lila Dance Company on a live brief.

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Students take part in Digital Dance workshop

First year BA (Hons) Dance students have taken part in a workshop with digital dance specialist, Wayne Sables.

The aim of the residency was to explore the relationship between dance and digital technologies including film, projection and lighting, as well as to consider how the onlooker might view the work, whether as live or recorded performance.  

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Dance students work with The Training Room

First year students from BA (Hons) Dance recently collaborated with The Training Room on a beyond curriculum brief.

The students took part in a video, created by The Training Room, to support the Bournemouth Bay Run and promote the 80s dress code.

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Dance Show – A Letter to My Future Self

To make a story come true, it has to leave the page. We have to set it free. We are the keepers of our own stories, but the key that unlocks them is not always easy to find… Who am I? Why am I here? What memories will I leave behind?

Second Year BA (Hons) Dance students will perform an original piece of immersive dance theatre entitled, A Letter to My Future Self. The work focuses on identity and the journey of self-discovery.

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