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AUB BA (Hons) Acting graduate Kevin Leslie nominated for two international awards

A BA (Hons) Acting graduate has been nominated for two international awards alongside the stars of Spider-Man Homecoming, Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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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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An Interview with Ken Robertson, Director of AUB’s ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ Production

AUB Productions is proud to present ‘Oh What A Lovely War’ – a musical theatre classic.

The show is performed by final-year BA (Hons) Acting students, with costumes designed and created by BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design students, and hair and make-up from final-year BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance students.

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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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‘Oh What a Lovely War’: AUB Commemorates 100 Years Since World War I

AUB are proud to present Oh What a Lovely War: a final-year student collaboration of a modern theatre masterpiece.

Directed by BA (Hons) Acting Senior Lecturer, Ken Robertson, Oh What a Lovely War will be performed to mark 100 years since the end of the Great War, at the unique locale of our Elliott Road film studio. This dimly lit cavernous space couldn’t be a more fitting setting for this ambitious work.

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Last week, AUB’s community of staff, students and academics joined together in celebration of the inaugural AUBRIETA Teaching Awards.

The AUBRIETA Awards, which were held alongside the AUBSU Thank You Awards, were presented by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Emma Hunt.

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‘Explore Wassailing’: Raising Aspirations in Outdoor Arts

In January 2018, 2nd year students from BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design, BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Creative Events Management all took part in a 10-hour residency exploring Outdoor Performance in the Landscape.

Led by Lorna Rees, Artistic Director of Goobledegook Theatre, and Heidi Steller, scenographer and print maker, the project encouraged student collaboration and their engagement with the landscape around them.

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Senior Lecturer’s Stage Production Shows in Zagreb

Jonny Hoskins, Senior Lecturer for the BA (Hons) Acting course, worked as Movement Director for Croatian stage production, A Je To!, a co-production between Nu:Write Theatre Festival Zagreb and Trešnja.


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Acting Alumni Stars in The Looming Tower

Nebras Jamali, BA (Hons) Acting alumnus graduated last June and is already starring in new TV Show, Looming Tower, released this month.

We caught up with Nebras to find out what he’s been up to since graduating, and to hear his advice for the next generation of actors.

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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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