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MA Choreographer Anjali Mehra leads workshops with Ballet Central

Calendar Posted 20 September 2019

Central MA Choreographer Anjali Mehra has for the past two weeks been working in the studio with the third years students (Ballet Central dancers). Anjali has had five two-hour sessions to workshop new choreography in collaboration with the students. This work forms part of Module 2 of the MA Choreography degree programme which focuses on exploring the process of creating choreography.

Anjali says “Initially we worked on the dancers’ spatial awareness and sense of unity as I wanted all the dancers to be dancing together. We then focused on tasks where the students were involved in creating their own movements. Bringing these elements together we will also focus on partner work, performance and intention.”

“The greatest inspiration for this work has been having such a large group of hard-working versatile dancers. As an alumnus of Central myself, it has been wonderful to return as a choreographer because I understand the ethos of the school and the focus of the students’ training and movement. They have demonstrated focus, openness and imagination throughout the sessions which has really supported the creative process.”

Opportunities to work with professional choreographers such as Anjali offer Central’s students a taste of the creative professional environment they will be working in after graduation.

Learn more about Central’s MA Choreography programme here.

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