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A New MFA at Duke

Duke University’s new 2-year, full-time MFA in Dance is dedicated to embodied knowledge and committed to practice-led movement discourses in service of the society.

Open to all students with expertise in any form of movement practice from any culture or geographical area, the MFA not only encourages but requires substantial study in related disciplines chosen from Duke’s many outstanding graduate programs. In addition, during the first summer term, MFA students will support the richness of the American Dance Festival experience.

The program endorses dance as a politically, socially and spiritually transformative force in society. In other words, the MFA will engage students at the vanguard of contemporary dance culture and praxis and it will encourage practice-based research with emphasis on socio-political processes that result in tangible contributions to society at large. The program’s faculty is passionate about creating an environment that supports interdisciplinary knowledge gained through continued embodied practice.

Applications for the first entering class will be accepted beginning in June 2018.