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Wednesday 29 July: Using film in your dance practice

With Michael Joseph

This one-day course will give participants the opportunity to explore three aspects of using film pre-production, production and post production as part of participatory dance practice. This will include:

  • learning to film and edit a small promotional video for a website
  • filming and uploading material for sharing with dance participants 
  • the development of small creative projects using dance and film.

Using mobile devices to capture dance material and easily accessible editing software this practical course is ideal for those new to using film with dance.  

Participant requirements:

Participants must supply their own mobile phone, iPad or tablet which will need to have the capacity and space to record and save video footage. 

Michael Joseph biography

Michael Joseph trained at Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance and was a recipient of Art Council’s Dance for the Camera Traineeship (Camera Department). He worked as part of Union Dance Company as a freelance dancer, Rehearsal Director and left as an Assistant Artistic Director. He has worked with a wide range of companies and choreographers including  Doug Elkins, Bill T. Jones, Laurie Booth, Rafael Bonachela, Colin Poole, Bawren Tavaziva and Vincent Mantsoe.

In addition to featuring in a number of films and TV productions (including Knights and Emeralds and Season 3 of Mr Selfridge) he has choreographed extensively, including a section of Dance Tek Warriors for Union Dance which is now set on the GCSE Dance Syllabus.

He is a visiting lecturer for University of Bedfordshire and has taught at Curve Theatre Leicester, Union Dance, The Place Children Youth Programme, for Hot House Dance and the Wheelchair Dance Sports Association.