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You love dance and you don’t just want to perform it, you want to create it. Develop contemporary dance-making strategies through rigorous artistic investigation. The choreography concentration allows you to explore and shape your identity as a choreographer, director, and performer. You will expand your artistic skillset and develop as a valuable artistic leader within the dance field, making meaningful connections between your art practice and broader global perspectives.
Why Study Choreography at MMC?
You will engage in a creative laboratory environment that supports research to find the practices, issues, and processes that most interest you. You will investigate choreographic identity and question the shifting roles of what a choreographer is. New York City is a hub of dance experimentation, and MMC’s enviable location in Manhattan and the expertise of our faculty will uniquely prepare you with the tools and resources you need for dance-making versatility. We foster a diversity of choreographic approaches and lectures on a wide array of aesthetic interests and artistic philosophies. When you graduate, you’ll be a step ahead in your dance career goals.
What You Will Learn
- You will expand your choreographic approaches by learning and critically examining a broad scope of composition, improvisation, and directing styles.
- You will identify how you as a choreographer can locate yourself within the form’s context and discover social and political dimensions within historical and contemporary choreographies.
- You will broaden your scope of practice pertaining to performance production, collaboration, site-responsivity, and solo and ensemble form.
Dancing at Distancing
With the reopening of MMC’s Main Campus during the Fall 2020 semester, the Department of Dance was challenged with continuing instruction in a discipline characterized by live performance. Following the Virtual/Open Campus model of education, dance instruction persevered via the addition of new equipment, implementation of health and safety protocols, and the determination of MMC students and faculty.