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Events and Performances

Create. Perform. Transform.

Bath Spa's Dance department has a vibrant calendar of events and performances with over fifty different activities taking place each year. 

In addition to showcasing a wide range of exciting work from our emerging dance artists, the University also hosts performances, workshops, and research events with our extensive network of professional artists and companies.

"I took part in a wide variety of (free!) extra-curricular activities that the University ran and I was a founding member of Novato Dance - a group which continued to run for a decade after we started it."

Imogen Vasey, Dance and English Literature graduate

Professional links

In 2017/18, students had the opportunity to learn from workshops and events with such artists as: 

  • Joss Arnott
  • Stuart Waters
  • Antonio Grove
  • Natalia Iwaniec
  • Laila Diallo
  • Vincent Dance Theatre
  • Victoria Fox
  • James Wilton Dance
  • Matt Mulligan
  • Jean Abreu Dance

"Lecturers at Bath Spa have a clear understanding of trends and current working methods in contemporary working practices. I feel proud to be working in partnership with the University and would happily recommend them to anyone pursuing a career in the arts"

Adrienne Hart, Artistic Director, Neon Dance

Professional engagement

Additional work with such projects and dance companies as the following also enriched the student experience, giving their practice a dynamic look into the workings of professional dance and theatre companies.

  • Impermanence Dance Theatre
  • The Cholmondeleys
  • Company Chameleon
  • Neon Dance
  • Kapow Dance
  • Forged Line Dance Company
  • Hiccup Project
  • Trash Dollys

"My favourite element of the course are the workshops and events run by professional artists. We get the chance to network with practitioners which really opens our eyes to what's out there."

Kerri Fitzsimons, 2018 Dance graduate

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