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Next Choreography

Next Choreography is a yearlong course for 16-22 year olds keen to learn about choreographic processes used across artistic disciplines.

Through regular weekly sessions participants look beyond dance to the different choreographic processes used across artistic disciplines by attending events and performances, meeting artists and experimenting in the studio.  Informed by these experiences, participants make their own work and produce the Next Choreography Festival at Siobhan Davies Studios in July.

This year, the course will run from January - July, with weekly evening sessions.

Interested in joining? 

Read entries from this and previous years' participants on the Siobhan Davies Dance blog.

Find out about our 2018/19 course here.

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Next Choreography is evaluated in partnership with the University of Exeter.

Read our full evaluation report for Next Choreography years 1-3. 

Read the Executive Summary of our Report from Year 1 of Next Choreography here. Read the Year 2 Executive Summary here

A research paper presented at the Dance and the Child International Conference about the impact of the course upon participants can be read here:

Slade, C. & Chappell, K. (2017). Next Choreography: Transformative potential for young people in choreographic practice. In Exploring identities in dance: Proceedings from 13th World Congress of Dance and the Child international.

‘Look at yourself, and the skills that you have, look at the other people in the room and other talents apart from the obvious ones. You’ve got a room full of ingredients you can pick out and develop.’ Siobhan Davies, Ideas Mag

Past Events

Next Choreography Festival 2017, Sun 9 Jul 2017
Next Choreography Workshop, Sun 14 May 2017
Apply to Present Work at Next Choreography Festival 2017, 10 Apr – 1 May 2017
Next Choreography Festival, Sun 3 Jul 2016
Pilgrim by Lucy Suggate, Sun 3 Jul 2016
Next Choreography 2016-17 Applications Open, 11 Jun – 14 Jul 2016
Next Choreography Taster Session, Sat 11 Jun 2016, Sun 3 Jul 2016
Review Writing Workshop with Sanjoy Roy, Sat 4 Jul 2015
Next Choreography Festival, Sat 4 Jul 2015
Next Choreography 2015-16, 26 May – 6 Jul 2015
Next Choreography - Applications now open, 19 May – 7 Jul 2014
Next Choreography Taster Workshop, Tue 6 May 2014, Tue 20 May 2014

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