The Master Choreography COMMA is designed so that at the end of the 2 year study graduated students will have gained new ways of approaching and communicating their creative practice.
The programme is intended to open up future pathways in the academic, educational and creative domains.
COMMA aims to facilitate maker/choreographers to become creative movement experts that can work with anyone, anywhere, anytime. The 2 year programme is an investment in themselves and their careers.
Below you can read more about the curriculum of the Master Choreography.
Intensives – Cohort 4:
- Intensive A - Fontys; 28 August – 9 September, 2023
- Interdisciplinary Master’s Days - Fontys; 18-20 January, 2024
- Intensive B - Codarts; 22 January – 3 February, 2024
- Intensive C - Fontys; 13 – 25 May, 2024
- Intensive D - Codarts; 26 August – 7 September, 2024
- Intensive E - Fontys; 27 January – 8 February, 2025
- Intensive F Online; 17 – 26 April, 2025
- #4 COMMA Festival; Tilburg, The Netherlands
- Graduation; November / Codarts
Year 1 has an internally directed focus as students are guided by facilitators, lecturers, mentors and guest choreographers in developing their approach to the following:
- the potential trajectories and outcomes of artistic research
- taking a critical perspective on their own practices and disciplines with particular emphasis on the potential of co-creation
- testing potential questions, thinking creatively about modes of communication and generating movement based responses
- engaging with current theoretical, technological and design based perspectives
- entering into a productive discourse about their work
Year 2 has an externally directed focus where maker/choreographers test their acquired knowledge while developing creative and generative responses to alternative working contexts. At the end of the program the maker/choreographer will produce a final work that will be presented in a public context, this is supported by a thesis, exegesis, or exposition that documents their research process and places it within an appropriate theoretical or artistic context.
Year 2 highlights the following:
- the ability to engage in wider discourses
- gaining an enriched knowledge of contexts beyond their own discipline and the challenges, strategies and potential of creative work within those contexts
- developing a repertoire of individual creative strategies and the ability to reflect on and generate ‘choreography’ related to these strategies