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To celebrate the community that is Middlesex University, student performers from dance, theatre arts and music came together in a new movement piece created especially for the inauguration ceremony

Middlesex University dance students performing at the Inauguration ceremony

The Middlesex University inauguration performance featured student performers who partially re-traced the route of the formal academic procession before moving upwards to inhabit the different levels of the Quadrangle – the symbolic heart of the campus.

Performers came together in moments of unison and individuality, using Middlesex University’s distinctiveness and diversity as an inspiration. Middlesex University has one of the most diverse student communities in all the UK and it is a strength we are committed to developing.

The company of performers comprised students from each year group and includes a music student from one of our partner colleges in India, the KM Music Conservatoire in Chennai.

Under the direction of Middlesex’s Head of Performing Arts, Dr Lesley Main, with colleagues Louise Kelsey and April Brown, the performance followed the themes of ‘partnership’, ‘inclusion’ and ‘collaboration’.

The title for the piece is taken from the music, composed by Dave Carey, Middlesex alumnus and now Creative and Musical Director at Chickenshed, an inclusive theatre company and another of our partners.

Middlesex is one of the top universities in the UK for dance, recognised nationally and internationally for its high-calibre teaching and innovative research. Our theatre arts degree is ranked in the top five of universities in London (The Guardian Good University Guide, 2015).

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