Education & Participation

Dracula: On Tour

As part of the company’s touring schedule, the dancers deliver beginner, intermediate and professional level workshops and classes.  We also offer a variety of participation opportunites which include post-show talks and open-rehearsals.  To find out more information please visit the tour venues’ websites.

Click here for tour dates.

Workshops

Conservatoires and Higher Education

The Mark Bruce Company offer a range of opportunities for students in pre-professional training, from masterclasses to half or full day workshops.  These offer students the opportunity to experience Mark Bruce’s style and repertory, as well as the chance to work on creative tasks and Cunningham based exercises.

 A Level and GCSE dance students

Our dancers are highly experienced at leading workshops and dance classes specifically for GCSE and A-level dance students.  All workshops begin with a dance class warm up and are finished with a Question and Answer session with the company dancers.  Additionally workshops can also include repertory, creative tasks, feedback on other dance coursework, discussions and informal sharings.

Mark Bruce’s most recent work Dracula is an ideal piece for comparative study at both GCSE and A-Level. The work uses both narrative and abstract elements, referencing myth, literature and film . Workshops based on Dracula are a great way for students to expand their physical experience and understanding of different styles of contemporary dance.

Local Classes

INTERMEDIATE CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE CLASSES IN FROME
Tuesdays, 8 – 9.15pm at St John’s First School

Join us for our weekly contemporary technique class taught by Mark Bruce or members of the company.  Classes will be held on: 25th Feb, 4th March, 18th March, 25th March and 1st April.  (Please note there will be no class on Tue 11 March).

Intermediate classes are suitable for people with at least one year’s experience.  It’s only £42.50 for the term or £30 if you’re a student.  If you’d like to take part please email markbruce@tobaccofactorytheatre.com to reserve a place!

The company also teach at Bath Dance College and at Tri-Art in Frome. 

Professional Companies

Mark Bruce continues to teach contemporary classes to professional companies throughout the world.

Past companies include: Rosas, Bern Ballet, Adventures in Motion Pictures, National Dance Company Wales, DV8 Physical Theatre, Arc Dance Company, Claire Russ Ensemble, Glyndebourne Opera, English National Opera, Opera North, among others.

Please email markbruce@tobaccofactorytheatre.com

if you would like to discuss any education or participation opportunities.