Who is it for?

Expanded Contemporary Dance is a programme for dancers wanting to develop to a professional level in the broad field of contemporary dance. It welcomes passionate, open-minded students with an inquiring mind, from all cultural backgrounds, dance and performance styles, and parts of the world. Students entering this bachelor programme should already have had a regular practice in dance through formal dance training, dance-crew practices, battles, self-learning or any other learning format. To enter a bachelor level programme, a student needs to have a high school diploma, in the Netherlands HAVO, MBO 4 or (an international) equivalent.

The graduate of Expanded Contemporary Dance is able to function as an autonomous professional within the broad field of contemporary dance: 

  • Because of their range of technical, improvisational, compositional skills and expressive capacities as well, the ECD graduate can shape dance material, give a personal interpretation, create a role and fulfill an artistic vision in a creation process.
  • The ECD graduate can apply various theatre and performance techniques in order to give meaning to choreographic work, and in relation to an audience in a variety of performance contexts.
  • Graduates are able to develop their own practice, style and vision as dancers.
  • They contribute constructively to the realisation of an artistic product or process and to an inspiring working environment in intercultural contexts.
  • They have an investigative attitude and can undertake (practice-oriented) research.
  • They are able to analyse and position their personal artistic development and their dance practice in relation to an artistic, social, (inter)cultural context.
  • Whenever possible, through their professional commitments they seek to contribute to diversifying the choreographic canon, and to artistic and cultural representation in contemporary work.
  • They have the ability to consistently develop and deepen their artistic practice.
  • They are caring and respectful towards themselves and others in their way of working and thereby contribute to the improvements of their professional field as well as to society.
  • They can effectively shape their ambitions, set and realise their goals, and sustain themselves in an (inter)national work field.