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Choreography and Blocking in Performance


3 Months, Distance education (IUGTE with NIPAI)

Learn how to use the three essential components of successful performance-making: choreography, composition and blocking. The course aims to help directors and performers explore new ways to create movement in their artistic works.

The course includes:

Blocking and Mise-en-Scene

Movement for Actors

Tempo and Rhythm

Acting for Dancers

Composition and Montage

Improvisation and Spontaneity

We are welcoming directors, dancers, movers, choreographers, physical theatre actors, contemporary circus and musical theatre performers, performance artists from all over the world who wish to improve or diversify their skills and knowledge, as well as practitioners from an allied sport/practice who need a deeper understanding of movement in contemporary performance.

Program details:

Level: Professional

Program Duration: 3 months

Program Format: Distance education

Language: English

Certificate: Available

Each week, students receive distant tasks, assignments, cases for self-studies which gradually lead them to an understanding of the topic and the ability to apply knowledge to the projects.

Objectives of the course:

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Explore the director’s role in movement directing;

Grow an ability to create a tempo-rhythm in performance;

Gain tools and skills to create choreography independently;

Build a foundation for communicating the artistic vision to the choreographer;

Understand how to encourage the choreographer to contribute to your ideas and how to produce joint ideas.

Owing to impressive learning flexibility, this program will be convenient for ambitious professionals who are constantly on the move or are looking to balance work and study to apply their skills in real-time.

The core of every program​ at NIPAI is learning by doing! Thus, at the distance course, our students will gain knowledge through practical tasks for directors that bring better understanding and technical skills in the basics of composition, stage plans, storyboarding, scale models atmosphere creation through the use of a particular design concept.

Upon successful completion of all tasks, students can receive a Certificate of Completion. 

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Professional growth

Up-to-date knowledge

First hand experience

Individual approach

Emphasis on practical learning

Unique method

We are proud of our students from all around the world!

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Heather Ostberg Johnson, USA

Albert, Sergei, NIPAI team! Yay, I did it. Thank you so much! Thank you for your guidance through every step and the fabulous curriculum you created. I had a great experience and was so grateful to have found your program. I will look forward to the next NIPAI workshop/course I can take. Until then, cheers, thank you, and be well!

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