Students perform in Crystal Pite's Polaris

Image: Bill Cooper


The Conservatoire fosters artistic and knowledge exchange 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 collaborations.

Recent Collaborations

Acrobatics Symposium (2015)

Acrobatics: Anatomy and Approach was a two day symposium organized by National Centre for Circus Art...

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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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Restaging the Rite of Spring (2015)

Restaging the Rite of Spring (2015)

As part of its ongoing collaboration with Rambert Dance Company, Rambert School has worked on a numb...

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Lighting by Candlelight

Lighting by Candlelight (2014 – 2015)

For the past two years Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has been researching original stage practices ...

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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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Ballet Central Creative Workshops

Supporting outreach in the arts is one of the core elements of the Conservatoire’s knowledge excha...

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LCDS perform choreography by Itamar Serussi

Showcasing international choreographers: Itamar Serussi and LCDS

Tipped as the next big name to watch in the UK and Europe, Israeli choreographer Itamar Serussi prem...

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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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VERVE Connections (2013 – present)

Running since 2013, the Connections project comprises a series of exchange programmes focused on VER...

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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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