At the time of publication the Choreomundus Consortium consists of the following four European universities:
Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA), Clermont-Ferrand, France (University of Clermont Auvergne), coordinator
Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
University of Roehampton London (UR), United Kingdom
Szegedi Tudományegyetem (SZTE), Szeged, Hungary (University of Szeged)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) will join the Consortium in 2024.
Students study at all four partner institutions for Choreomundus 2020-2025. For Choreomundus 2024-2029 they either study for a minimum of three partner institutions and for a maximum of four. This allows for the acquisition of a wide range of theoretical approaches and methodologies, as well as knowledge of a variety of cultural and geographical areas. As an integrated joint European programme, Choreomundus students will be awarded a fully Joint Master Degree from all partner institutions with a single diploma parchment. Each University takes full responsibility for the whole programme and not just the section it delivers.
All partner institutions lead established Masters programmes in Dance Studies, the Anthropology of Dance and/or Ethnochoreology, and when appropriate, Choreomundus students are integrated with local students, helping the former to mix with local communities. In each institution a course in the the local language is offered to help students with local integration.
UCA, the coordinating institution, established a Masters programme in the Anthropology of Dance in 2000, which became the Master spécialité recherche et professionnelle Ethnomusicologie et Anthropologie de la Danse and has been re-validated as Mention Civilisations, cultures et sociétés Parcours “Choreomundus International Master in Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage” in 2021.
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NTNU coordinated a Nordic Master of Arts in Dance studies (NO-MA-DS), a programme also known as the Nordic Master’s in Dance Studies (No-Ma-ds) established in 2000. It is a collaboration between NTNU, Stockholm University (SU), Tampere University, Finland and University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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This conglomerate of European universities brings together a unique combination of expertise in theoretical and methodological approaches, geographical areas and dance genres. The complementarity in knowledge on dance and dance heritage in Europe (NTNU, SZTE & NKUA), Africa and Central Asia (UCA), Asia and Europe (UR) is worth noting, as is the focus on a variety of human movement systems (art, social, folk, ritual, etc.). The programme is committed to both movement and contextual analyses and Choreomundus students will acquire expertise in both. They will be taught by a faculty of world experts in their disciplines, demonstrating the European as well as the broader international dimensions of the field.