The Latest Trends in Dance and Performing Arts

16/07/2022

Dance and the performing arts are hugely popular forms of expression and entertainment, enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. Every year, new trends emerge in these creative industries as performers experiment with new styles and techniques. If you're thinking about pursuing a career in dance or the performing arts, it's important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends. Here are some of the most notable trends currently sweeping the stage.

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Innovation in Choreography  

One of the big trends currently making waves in the world of dance is innovative choreography. In recent years, we've seen a surge in popularity for experimental choreography that breaks away from traditional structures and expectations. This could involve incorporating elements of other art forms, such as circus skills or acrobatics. Or it might involve playing with lighting and set design to create an immersive experience for the audience. If you're looking to make your mark as a choreographer, now is the time to think outside the box. 

Physical Theatre  

Physical theatre is another trend that is becoming increasingly popular with audiences. This type of theatre uses the performer's body as a key element of the performance, telling a story through physical movement rather than dialogue. It's a great way to connect with an audience on an emotional level, without relying on words. If you're training to be a dancer or actor, consider adding some physical theatre into your repertoire. 

Immersive Experiences 
 
As well as wanting to see more innovative choreography and physical theatre, audiences are also craving immersive experiences. This could mean anything from being able to move around a performance space to being fully immersed in a virtual reality production. Audiences want to feel like they are part of the action, rather than just passively watching it unfold before them. If you're looking to create truly unforgettable performances, think about how you can make your audience feel more involved. 

These are just some of the latest trends sweeping the stage when it comes to dance and performing arts. If this strengthens your ambitions for wanting to pursue a career in this industry, then check out how an MA Professional and Commercial Dance degree can help enhance your skills to become the next talented industry specialist.  

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MA Professional and Commercial Dance... Course Highlights  

In collaboration with the University of Bolton, Shockout Arts have developed a one-year MA in Professional and Commercial Dance. They have a track record of creating industry-focused contemporary dance courses, helping students and individuals prepare for a fast-paced and dynamic market. If you’re wondering who Shockout Arts are, they are the first professional dance organisation nationwide to provide higher-level and postgraduate professional and commercial dance certifications. This degree will enable you will be able to establish and build a new graduate dance group within the context of professional and commercial dance. 

Let’s now see some core highlights that you can expect throughout the course:  

- Creating and forming an emerging graduate dance company within the arena of professional and commercial dance 
- Opportunity to advance and refine your technical, creative and performance practices through a range of projects, performance opportunities and traditional taught modules 
- The chance to interact, learn and work alongside professional artists from the dance industry; including choreographers, professional dancers, directors, and producers 

Interested in finding out more? Have a read of our full course details and see how the MA Professional and Commercial Dance course from the University of Bolton can give you the support to achieve your career prospects.  

Contact us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call on 01204 903807 to speak to a member of our team.  
 
 

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