Choreographer Alison Currie was looking to take her career to the next stage when she joined the University of Roehampton. Having already produced her own dance performances, Currie was ready to explore dance from another, more academic, angle.
Posted: 29 May 2015
Currie, who is completing her Research Masters in Choreography and Performance at Roehampton said:
“I can already see a shift in my thinking towards a different way of making work, since starting my course. I have enjoyed developing and thinking about my work in the context of other practitioners and philosophical frameworks, which I didn’t previously consider. It’s opened up my mind and I know this will translate into the creativity of the work I produce. The lecturers in the Dance department are experts in the field with expertise that are evident in their lectures, advice and outside performances and yet they are able to be reassuring and approachable.”
As part of her course, she recently collaborated with a lecturer in 3D design at Camberwell Arts Collage, Michael Hurley, to create a machine combining dance and drawing. The work, entitled 'Drawing Machine', was presented in Wimbledon Arts Collage at the University of Arts London.
Driven by her passion in dance and what she has been learning in her course, Currie also traveled to the Netherlands in February to perform and speak at The Young What Matters conference. She spoke about the work she had created for the Practice as Research module in her course at Roehampton.
Currie said: “It was a great opportunity to meet students from other universities in Europe to discuss ideas and watch their presentations. My course has given me so much confidence to talk about my work that I even chaired my first ever panel at the conference”.
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