Award winning film director returns to east London university

PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 October 2012

BAFTA winner Terry Braun

BAFTA winner Terry Braun


A BAFTA-winning director is returning to an east London university to teach students how to ‘dance for the camera’.

Filmmaker Terry Braun will be joining Adrienne Hart, of Neon Dance, to deliver a ‘Dance for the Camera’ module to UEL students this year.

Terry, who first taught the module last year, is a producer with over 20 years experience directing and producing for television. His broadcast experience is coupled with 19 years at the forefront of multimedia creation, including installations for museums and galleries.

Terry said: “I have directed dance films with some of the stars of ballet, contemporary choreography and Indian dance, but working with UEL Urban Dance students has opened up a new and exciting world of talent to me.”

“For me, lecturing on the ‘Dance for the Camera’ module is not simply about imparting technical instruction. My challenge will be to encourage the thoughts and processes that generate really great dance films.”

Dr Jyoti Argade, Senior Lecturer, Dance: Urban Practice, said: “Terry Braun is uniquely placed as a visiting Lecturer for the ‘Dance for the Camera’ module. Terry’s enthusiasm, expertise, humour, and commitment inspire our students to explore choreography by teaching them new ways of capturing movement, editing content, researching landscapes, and telling stories.”

“We are very fortunate to have Terry join our team for a second year, and our students are lucky to draw from his wealth of experience in dance, film and new media.’’

The students’ dance films will be presented on December 4 at a Stratford Circus screening.

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