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Dance: Applying Techniques & Structure in Choreography – University Workshop With Sadie Hunt From University of Bedfordshire

9th May 2022 @ 15:35 - 16:20



In this live interactive Dance workshop, we will be joined by Sadie Hunt, a leading university academic who will explore Applying Techniques & Structure in Choreography.

This workshop will explore ideas around patterning, developing and layering movement phrases using a range of choreographic devices.  The aim is to offer a range of choreographic tasks and approaches to make your choreographic work more complex and advanced.

The workshop will start with a taught phrase of movement that explores shape form and dynamic contrast.  We will then explore different approaches to extend and advance the phrase using the following choreographic tools and approaches:

  • Repetition
  • Spatial shifts
  • Dynamic detail

By the end of the session you will have an extended phrase based on the original taught phrase that has been layered and made more sophisticated through experimenting with these choreographic ideas.

The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university workshop.

Check out the University of Bedfordshire Dance instagram page to find out more about the amazing work their students are creating: @uniofbedsdance



Lecturer Profile: Sadie Hunt is a Senior Lecturer in dance at the University of Bedfordshire and leads the Dance and Professional Practice degree.  Sadie teaches release technique, choreography, cultural studies, community practice and makes work on the degree programme. Following her initial dance training Sadie worked as a freelance dancer and dance teacher.  She then completed her Masters in Choreography, and founded Shunt Dance Company, a small scale touring company.  Through the company Sadie began to create outreach and community facing projects aligned with the performance work of the company and this was the beginning of her passion in community dance practice.  Community dance practices, dance and health and dance for well-being are now her research interests. Sadie loves teaching and loves working with the next generation of dancers.


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying Dance and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked, where possible, to warm up prior to the event as we will explore a range of movement.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



9th May 2022
15:35 - 16:20
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