Dr@ft - Dance Research

DR@FT (Dance Research at Falmouth group) is located in AMATA (Academy of Music and Theatre Arts). The dance programme at Falmouth integrates pathways of dance and performance, dance and choreography and dance and communities. Considering these relationships in critical, compositional and practical terms, DR@FT supports the idea that choreography is a widening field, including areas of social life and practice that may fall outside the traditional boundaries of dance.

The research interests of the dance staff are eclectic, reflecting the multifaceted role of today's dancer/choreographers and their relationships to the contexts they work in. They cover improvisation, drawing, choreographic documentation, notations and scores, site-based and environmental performance, animation, somatic practices; as well as histories of the body in relation to choreographic, participatory and fine-art performance.

The Dance Team is interested in the pedagogy of dance and their role as lecturers/practitioners in the transmission of knowledge and embodied intelligence. All have worked with diverse communities and know the potential for collaborative choreographic practices to create dialogues and open up opportunities. DR@FT has extensive links with the independent dance sector in the South West as well as active links with dance and choreographic practitioners and networks across Europe.

For further information about Dance Research at Falmouth, please contact Professor Ric Allsopp: ric.allsopp@falmouth.ac.uk