National Centre for Circus Arts and RADA


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The Conservatoire fosters artistic collaborations between the eight schools and with external organisations. Some of these are long-standing relationships, such as the links between Rambert School and Rambert dance company; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre; or the annual Design for Dance project, which sees students from Central School of Ballet and Rambert School collaborating with students from Central St Martins. Others are discrete projects or events, some of which are student-led with support from Conservatoire staff. Recent collaborative events have included a skills-sharing weekend at Northern School, where students led and participated in workshops, and an intensive at Rambert School to create cross-disciplinary, site-specific work.

Below are a few examples of recent and ongoing artistic collaborations. You might also be interested in some of our research and knowledge exchange projects.

Recent Collaborations

CDD Scratch Night

Scratch Night (2015)

The first ever CDD Scratch Night was hosted by Northern School of Contemporary Dance on 5/6 December...

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BOVTS Costume Department and the Wallace Collection (2015)

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Costume Department is collaborating with the Wallace Collection, recr...

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Student Conference

Since 2012, the Conservatoire has held an annual Student Conference, an opportunity for represen...

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Theatre in Bristol Exhibition

Theatre in Bristol Exhibition (2015 – 2016)

For the past few years Bristol Old Vic Theatre School have been developing links with the Royal West...

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Two Cities (2015)

Since 1998 LAMDA has been commissioning emerging and established writers to create new work in colla...

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Rambert and RADA collaboration

Lighting for Dance (2014)

Lighting for Dance saw the first collaborative performance between RADA and Rambert School of Ballet...

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National Centre for Circus Arts

Contemporary Dance and Circus Arts Collaborations (2014 – present)

Students from London Contemporary Dance School and the National Centre for Circus Arts came together...

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Crystal Pite

Crystal Pite premiere of ‘Polaris’ (2014)

In October 2014, students from Central School of Ballet and London Contemporary Dance School perform...

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Four Corners

Four Corners (2012)

As part of the 2012 City of London Festival, dancers from three of the Conservatoire's dance schools...

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Musicophilia (2011)

In 2011, a group of second year students on the Circus Arts and Acting degree programmes at National...

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Technical Theatre Experience with Circus Arts (2008 – present)

In one of the Conservatoire's longest running collaborations, each year a number of students from RA...

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