International Choreographic and Dance Festival in Kiev

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Third year undergraduate Dance students enrolled on University Dance Company (DANS3504), Dance Technique and Performance (DANS3520) and Dance Technique 3 (DANS3521) modules are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 25 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The Institute of the Arts, Kiev is offering final year undergraduate students the chance to perform in the 2nd International Choreographic Festival: Generations, engaging in co-taught creative dance sessions led by Dance Staff from the Institute of Arts and De Montfort.

The week kicks off with an agreed cultural activity such as visiting Saint Sophia Cathedral, world heritage site or Kiev City’s Ballet company rehearsal. There will be networking events where opportunities to buddy up with students studying on the dance programme in the Institute of the Arts are possible. A co-created performance will be programmed within the Generations Festival and presented in the week. The week will include talks and other exchange opportunities.

Students will learn why and how the festival benefits its different communities, genders, artists, and sponsors in Kiev and see a broad range of dance work selected from Kiev’s traditional and growing contemporary creative dance scene

Outside of core events, students can be inspired by the rich range of Kiev’s other performance, visual arts exhibition, galleries and open theatre. The festival reaches out to politically and socially connected arts makers, looking beyond purely aesthetic and entertainment values in the work.

Cultural activities

As indicated above the students  engage in a Dance/Arts related activity in Kiev. The National Opera of Ukraine will offer significant cultural experience for the students. Students will have additional free time on the Sunday to explore Old Kiev, including, the One Street Museum for local handicrafts and arts; Sophia Cathedral a world UNESCO site; and take tea on Independence Square.

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodations  will be booked by the faculty for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

If you have a British Citizen  you can enter the Ukraine for tourism without a visa for up to 90 days. Your passport should be valid for the duration of your trip.

Students of other nationalities should check the entry requirements on the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine website.

Further information will be provided to all accepted students who require a visa, regarding the type of visa required and how to apply for it, at the pre-departure session. If you have any specific questions about this please email for advice. If a visa is required, you are responsible for applying for one and ensuring that you do so with sufficient time to receive the visa prior to departure. Please be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Sunday 14 April 2019
  • Return date: Sunday 21 April 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and  accommodation: £350
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink (catering facilities provided), and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am