A Focus on Creativity

A series of seminars and workshops in 2014/15 focusing on creativity in ballet education and training.

Following the success of A Focus on Style and Training, The Royal Ballet School presented this third series of lectures, practical demonstrations and panel discussions.

You can now read a full transcript from each of the seminars here.

The events included:

Dance Teachers’ Workshop exploring creative approaches to teaching and learning dance techniques, including classical ballet. The workshop was led by Janet Karin dance teacher, educator and President of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.

Creativity in Ballet Education seminar, with a focus on introducing ballet to new audiences. Keynote speakers were Alastair Macaulay, dance critic for the New York Times and Jonothan Neelands PhD, DSc, FRSA, Professor of Creative Education, Warwick Business School. Panel Chair was Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp OBE, FRSA, Chief Executive The Place with guests, Pearl Chesterman (Director of Learning, Birmingham Royal Ballet), Anne Hogan PhD (Director of Education, Royal Academy of Dance) and David Pickering (Education Administrator and Teacher, The Royal Ballet)

Now available to view: Jonothan Neelands presentation

– Creativity in Ballet Training seminar with a focus on developing the choreographic skill of young dancers. Keynote speakers were Professor Christopher Bannerman PhD, Head of ResCen Research Centre; Chair, ISTD and Kerry Chappell PhD, Lecturer, University of Exeter; Research Fellow, Open University. Panel Chair was Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp OBE, FRSA, Chief Executive The Place with guests, Kim Brandstrup (Choreographer) and Liam Scarlett (Royal Ballet Artist in Residence).

Now available to view: Dr Kerry Chappell – Presentation

Creative Masterclass for dancers with or without ballet experience aged 14-18 years.