Contemporary Circus with Physical Performance

4.5
3 opinions
  • Friendly people courses were good and so were the lectures, I had a nice time and everything about the uni was good and interesting.
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  • It was so fun and challenging
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  • It was a good experience and it was super comfortable.
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£ 9,000 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Foundation degree

  • Location

    London

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Start

    Different dates available

Description

This unique course is run in partnership with Circomedia, the leading centre for circus with physical theatre in Europe. You’ll become an artist who is the creator as well as the performer.

Your training will expose you to a wide range of disciplines and styles and incorporates circus, dance, theatre, cabaret and outdoor theatre. With a grounding in physical technique and skill, the course also explores the various cultural, historical and social contexts in which these disciplines sit.

You’ll learn the technical, practical and logistical elements of working professionally as a performer. This includes managing, staging and promoting your own work.

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To take into account

This course aims to develop you as a well rounded circus-theatre artist. It is an intensive training course which has an emphasis on breadth rather than in-depth specialisation. In the first term strong emphasis is on skills training in the specialist areas. You’ll also be introduced to physical theatre and devising. Emphasis moves increasingly towards creative application culminating in you individually producing a project shown to an invited audience. A final ensemble production, shown to the public, concludes year one. In year two you present devised work week-by-week and over the year gain more experience in street theatre. You’ll perform at live events, which often include festivals. During the second year you broaden your range of styles and techniques which will help you reinterpret work through different mediums for various audiences, this includes learning how to stage work to showcase your work in the best way possible, and you begin developing and building up a diverse portfolio of work. You’ll also create a specific act or piece of work over an extended period. We’ll help you build your knowledge of the performing arts sector so you have a clear understanding of how to promote yourself and your work.

Circomedia has a high success rate of individuals finding professional work. Circomedia runs an agency which employs a high proportion of ex-students both as performers and as workshop leaders. Students have gone on to work solo, set up their own schools and companies, perform on TV and film as well as teaching. Alumni (companies and performers) Ockham's Razor - the UK’s leading aerial theatre company. Combining circus and visual theatre to make work that is arresting and entertaining.

180-220 UCAS Tariff points with minimum 80 points from drama, dance or theatre studies. Entry is by audition only.

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Opinions

4.5
excellent
  • Friendly people courses were good and so were the lectures, I had a nice time and everything about the uni was good and interesting.
    |
  • It was so fun and challenging
    |
  • It was a good experience and it was super comfortable.
    |
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4.5
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Student's Review

4.5
12/05/2019
About the course: Friendly people courses were good and so were the lectures, I had a nice time and everything about the uni was good and interesting.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student's Review

5.0
11/05/2019
About the course: It was so fun and challenging
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student's Review

4.0
10/05/2019
About the course: It was a good experience and it was super comfortable.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2019

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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

This centre has featured on Emagister for 10 years

Subjects

  • Theatre
  • Performing arts
  • Physical Theatre
  • Manipulation
  • Contemporary Circus
  • Physical Performance
  • Acrobatics
  • Aerial
  • Physically

Course programme

· Specialist choices (acrobatics, aerial and manipulation)
In the first six weeks of the course you’ll do all three of the specialist choices before choosing two pathways to study for the remainder of the year. In the second year of your studies you’ll specialise in one of these.

· Physical theatre, movement, voice and creative studies
This core component allows you to explore how to reinterpret work through different mediums for a range of audiences.

· Body training
An important aspect of the course is ensuring you know how to look after yourself; understanding the practical techniques to look after your body as well as learning about nutrition to keep yourself in peak condition which will allow you to get the most out of a physically demanding course.

· Complementary studies including practical, technical and academic theory
Understanding all the technical and practical aspects of performance also helps you when creating work. To help get the most out of the course,ground your knowledge of physical theatre and develop your academic skills in research and referencing you’ll explore the history of circus within the context of the history of circus.

· Practice and evaluations
Throughout the course you’ll regularly show work to gain feedback from peers and tutors and help evaluate and feedback on other’s work. This is vital for creators and performers in developing work and allows you to begin doing so in a safe and comfortable environment.

Course assessment

You are assessed in various ways to examine your range of abilities and skills. You are set course work, assessed through public performances, creative project development, artistic and theoretical presentations, written feedback and reflection, personal training logs, practical tests, research and essay work.

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Contemporary Circus with Physical Performance

£ 9,000 VAT inc.