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The first Choreomundus students arrive in the Department of Dance

17 students from 15 countries have arrived in the Department of Dance to begin their final semester of their two year Dance masters.

Posted: 11 March 2014

image for news story The first Choreomundus students arrive in the Department of Dance
The first Choreomundus students arrive in the Department of Dance

Choreomundus - International master in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage is an Erasmus Mundus programme that investigates dance and other movement systems such as ritual practices, martial arts, games and physical theatre.  The programme is offered by a consortium of four universities: The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Blaise Pascal University, France; Scientific University of Szeged, Hungary; and the University of Roehampton, UK. Each is recognised for its leadership in the development of innovative curricula for the analysis of dance from the perspectives of dance anthropology, ethnography, and ethnochoreology. Andrée Grau, Professor of the Anthropology of Dance in the Department of Dance is one of the four founders of the Choreomundus programme.

The 17 students from 15 countries arrived in the Department of Dance in January to begin their final semester of their two year masters programme. The students are being integrated into the current MA programmes as well as enjoying one module specifically designed for them.

As part of the Choreomundus programme the University of Roehampton is also hosting three international visiting scholars,  Dr. Chi-Fang Chao from Taipei National University of Arts, Taiwan; Professor Dr. Parul Shah from M.S. University of Baroda, India;  and Dr. Ananya Chatterjea from the University of Minnesota, US. Each scholar is in residence and will contribute to lectures for the MA modules. 

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