Applicants who were unable to attend our Zoom auditions are now eligible to submit video auditions!

Deadline for applications: 5th September 2022

PERA’s four-year full-time degree programme provides an inspirational education environment that enables students to grow as versatile and autonomous contemporary dance artists with highly-tuned technical, creative and performance skills.

Offering a range of contemporary dance techniques and ballet in addition to creative classes and theory, the programme aims to stimulate the individuality and growth of each student as highly reflective, expressive, powerful and thinking dancers.

In preparing future dancers for the ever-widening field of contemporary dance, PERA views dance within the broader context of the performing arts, with a prime goal to facilitate a varied and diverse learning experience. In the same spirit, PERA constantly seeks to expand its international network to foster a dynamic and culturally enriched education climate that offers a wide range of training approaches, creative processes and artistic philosophies.

Alongside a permanent team of teachers, PERA’s Dance BA programme is underpinned by monthly collaborations with highly intriguing and experienced guest artists/teachers from around the world. This intrinsic aspect of the programme nourishes the students’ learning experience in a unique way by exposing them to a variety of learning practices and contexts, with the aim of supporting their development as technically advanced, adaptive and creative dance artists.

A major component of the Dance BA is PERA ID – Intensive Dance Workshop where students work with a number of distinguished dance artists. The aim of the intensive is to support the ongoing development of students in relation to training, improvisation and composition. A source of inspiration, PERA ID encourages both self-reflection and creative exchange as well as nurturing students’ artistic and individual voices.

Furthermore, the study programme is designed to build a bridge between school and professional working practice by providing international internship possibilities whilst targeting successful career placements in the field of contemporary dance and creative industries.

Alternatively, PERA also offers a semester/year based certificate programme, PERA short.

PERA Short is an intensive program with two separate but interrelated strands (Contemporary Dance Strand & Physical Theatre Strand)

This one-semester or one-year, full-time undertaking is suitable for high school graduates, exchange students, and also for postgraduates and established practitioners looking to continue their training and research in an intensive study environment.

In this framework, the course provides an invaluable stepping stone into a professional context, fostering technical expertise, creative skills and performance experience in order to facilitate the individual’s personal and artistic development, both as a performer and choreographer. The program provides the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed guest teachers from diverse backgrounds who visit PERA on a monthly basis. Learning is further optimised by engagement with theory and analytical subjects to encourage critical thinking and promote students’ ability to become highly reflective and free-thinking dance artists.

The program is further designed to encourage a flexible and responsive learning experience. Students are accordingly able to select elective subjects across the two strands of the program as well as join and be integrated with other, school year students studying in the PERA Dance B.A. program. This provides a further opportunity for the students to adjust their schedule according to their particular interest areas, allowing them greater freedom of access to the broader, interdisciplinary and versatile landscape of knowledge created by PERA’s educational philosophy. Students will consequently have the opportunity to work in close contact with a comprehensive list of resident and visiting teachers/
artists, as well as take part in informal presentations, choreographic showings, annual workshops and site-specific group projects.

Students who want to make the transition into the PERA Dance B.A. will be evaluated at the end of the study season in June, and can be accepted into the second semester of the first year or directly into the second or third year of study, depending on their progress and achievement.

More recently, PERA short has incorporated an additional strand that explores physical training (both for actors and dancers) and practical methods in the creation of physical theatre practice.

This one-semester or one-year, full-time undertaking is suitable for high school graduates, exchange students, and also for postgraduates and established practitioners looking to continue their training and research in an intensive study
environment.

Embracing a variety of mediums, several processes are offered on the three fundamental branches of physical theatre: movement, improvisation and co-creation. Instead of a text-centered approach in devising original performance work, the focus is primarily on the body and physicality in building characters and communicating a state of mind or a theatrical idea. Exploring and combining a broad range of movement disciplines, theatrical tools, visual languages and creative domains, the course fosters an intensive and sophisticated learning experience with internationally respected guest teachers from diverse backgrounds who will be visiting PERA on a monthly and semester basis to teach in the course.

The program is further designed to encourage a flexible and responsive learning experience. Students are accordingly able to select elective subjects across the two strands of the program as well as join and be integrated with other, school-year students studying in the PERA Dance B.A. program. This provides a further opportunity for the students to adjust their schedule according to their particular interest areas, allowing them greater freedom of access to the broader, interdisciplinary and versatile landscape of knowledge created by PERA’s educational philosophy. Students will consequently have the opportunity to work in close contact with a comprehensive list of resident and visiting teachers/ artists, as well as take part in informal presentations, choreographic showings, annual workshops and site-specific group projects.

How to apply: For more information, please email: pera.auditions@gmail.com

Costs for participants: Free to audition

Contact details: Anna Bodnarciuc
pera.auditions@gmail.com

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