Senior Lecturer, BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography

Kuldip's fascination with the body and its capability for expression and physical exploration through dance fueled his desire to become a professional contemporary dancer. He completed his dance training at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 1992. He was a founding member of CandoCo Dance Company, working with them over a seven-year period, during which time he assisted in the development of the international education program, alongside performing extensively nationally and internationally. As a freelance performer he has worked with choreographers and companies such as Emilyn Claid, Lloyd Newson (DV8), Siobhan Davies, Darshan Singh Bhuller (Singh Productions), Annabel Arden (Theatre de Complicite), Kwesi Johnson (Kompany Malakhi), RJC Dance Company, Fidget Feet Arial Dance/Theatre Company, Attik Dance and Company Pyke. Additionally he worked as a choreographer, rehearsal director, choreographic advisor and mentor.

Kuldip's current performance work is based on his research into improvisation as a performance practice, instant composition.

Throughout his career Kuldip has always been passionate about teaching and facilitating as a way to share practice and engage in the development of others. Prior to joining the team at Falmouth University he worked as an associate lecturer at Dartington College of Arts. Kuldip is currently a senior lecturer for BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography at Falmouth University.

Contact details

Telephone 01326 255880

Qualifications

Qualifications

Year Qualification Awarding body
2010 PGCHE University College Falmouth
2009 Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Choreography University of Plymouth
1992 Diploma in Contemporary Dance Studies Northern School of Contemporary Dance
2014 Post Graduate Diploma Falmouth University
2016 MA Creative Education Falmouth University

Honors and awards

Year Description
2011

Teaching Excellence Award

2014

Falmouth University Outstanding Teaching Award

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Research interests: Improvisation, instant composition as a performance practice.

Research Topics

  • Contemporary performance textual practices & open work
  • Dance improvisation
  • Learning
  • Teaching

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Geelhoed, Erik ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7152-1186, Singh-Barmi, Kuldip, Biscoe, Ian, Cesar, Pablo, Jansen, Jack, Wang, Chen and Kaiser, Rene (2016) Co-Present and Remote Audience Experiences: Intensity and Cohesion. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2016. pp. 1-34. ISSN 1380-7501
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Conference or Workshop Item

Geelhoed, Erik ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7152-1186, Stenton, Phil, Singh-Barmi, Kuldip and Biscoe, Ian (2013) User requirements in immersive mediated performance spaces. In: Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, 11 - 12 April 2013, University of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Wales. Item not available from this repository.

Events

2013

ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna Dance Teaching Practice LEAP Symposium, Amsterdam

Events

2014

Presented & Performed as part the Contact Fetsival Dartington hosted at Falmouth University.

Events

2015

Sterts Theatre Liskeard - Sterts mid summer dance. Performance with collaborators Oak Matthias (Cello) Jana Bitterova (Dance artist).

Events

2016

Northcott Theatre Exeter - Watch This Space. Event hosted by Dance in Devon. Performance with collaborators Oak Matthias (Cello) Jana Bitterova (Dance artist).

Events

2016

Exeter Pheonix Theatre - Scratch live streamed event. Performance with collaborators Oak Matthias (Cello) Jana Bitterova (Dance artist)

Events

2016

Bournemouth Pavillions Dance South West - South West showcase Performance with collaborators Oak Matthias (Cello) Jana Bitterova (Dance artist)

Events

2017

Tate St Ives - Late at Tate. Improvised gallery performance taking plce throughout the gallery, accompanied by Oak Matthias (Cello).

Events

2018

Northcott Theatre Exeter - Watch This Space. Event hosted by Dance in Devon. Performance with collaborators Oak Matthias (Cello) Emily Dobson (Dance artist).

Events

2018

Strictly Come Dancing - Candoco Dance Company - Choreography by Arlens Phillips

Events

2019

Take A Seat - Outdoor performance with Reckless Sleepers, hosted by Dance in Devon

Events

2019

Performed at Glasonbury Festival with The Beureau of Random Acts - Granthology

Teaching

Areas of teaching

  • DAN260 Cross-Disciplinary Performance
  • DCH110 Contemporary Techniques & Improvisation 1
  • DCH140 Contemporary Techniques & Improvisation 2
  • DCH210 Performance & Choreographic Skills
  • DCH330 Professional Practice Project
  • DCH350 Written Research Project
  • DCH360 Practical Research Project

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Dance & Choregraphy

Professional Engagement

Independent professional practice

Kuldip's independant practice is centered around his interest in performance and facilitation. Projects include working as a mentor as part of the Centre for Advance Training (CAT) Scheme, guest appearance with Candoco Dance Company for their appearance on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing show in a work choreographed by Arlene Phillips, performing with The Beureau of Random Acts at Glastonbury festival, collaborating with classical singer Danielle Menieur, cello player Kath Williams and dancer Emily Alden for staging of Practice 21at Dartington SPACE. Lead performer in viral advert for the Red Cross filmed at Dog Bite Studios, Falmouth. Performer in BBC2 production The Life of Lee Miller.

Social, community and cultural engagement

Instigated the AMATA Young Persons Creative Dance Sessions In partnership with AMATA.
Workshop leader for Inner Ground, South-West based community dance company.
Guest teacher for Freefall Dance




Engagement with professional associations and societies

People Dancing
Dance UK

Professional esteem indicators

Year Description
2011

Teaching Excellence Award

2014

Falmouth University Outstanding Teaching Award