It is a unique study programme in Lithuania, which prepares professional creators of contemporary and classical dance art, who are able to work in various contexts of dance aesthetics.
This study programme differs from analogous study programmes of Lithuanian and foreign higher education institutions in that it is supplemented with subjects of theatrical mastery and performativity – Basics of Acting, Stage Language, Coordination of Voice and Movement, Study of Creating a Play, Development of Performing Art Forms.
Aim of the Dance study programme to train a professional and socially active contemporary or classical dance art specialist who is familiar with the context of dance art, its development patterns, is able to work professionally and creatively in the country’s artistic and cultural processes, realise one’s artistic ideas, work independently and collaborate; knows how to learn and develop as a professional, to use the available physical, emotional and cognitive qualities for artistic expression and development of the dance art field.
Graduates are able to work as dance performers in any professional dance troupe, dance theatre. They can also express themselves independently in creative, artistic professional activities by initiating and carrying out artistic dance or choreography projects.
Specializations: Classical Dance, Contemporary Dance
The study programme consists of two parts, i.e., practical and theoretical studies:
- Practical studies are organised for groups and individually, developing practical body management skills and various dance techniques and composition;
- Theoretical studies form the basis for understanding the value and context of practical skills.
During the studies, students have the opportunity to get acquainted with Lithuanian and ‘guest’ choreographers and pedagogues, their working methods and new, rarer dance techniques, encouraging the participation of students and pedagogues in mobility programs.