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Middlesex students dance from Hendon to Beijing

In October 2014, two Middlesex University dance graduates went on a trip of a lifetime to China – to perform at a prestigious Beijing venue.

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Darja Guzikova and Harshil Chauhan, who both graduated this summer, were selected to present a performance piece called ‘Forest’ at Beijing Dance Academy in October.

The students come from very different backgrounds, both culturally and in terms of their dance background. Darja, who is originally from Lithuania, was involved in gymnastics while growing up. Harshil, originally from India, is a trained Bollywood dancer.

The students were mentored during rehearsals by renowned choreographer Robert Cohan CBE, Founding Artistic Director of The Place – the UK’s premier centre for contemporary dance.

Both students felt very lucky to have worked with Cohan and to have been chosen to represent Middlesex. Darja, 22, explained: “This is such a huge opportunity for us, and a fantastic step on the ladder to having professional dance careers.

Darja and Harshil are both considering taking their professional dance careers forward in the form of Masters degrees or equivalent vocational training.

Middlesex University

Middlesex University is a modern university, known for its forward-looking approach to higher education and innovative teaching. Middlesex has one of the biggest and best campuses in London with state-of-the-art laboratories, workshops and modern lecture theatres. Students can choose from a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including art and design, business, health, education, law, media, performing arts, and science and technology.

Read more about Middlesex University, take a look at the courses on offer and contact the university directly with any questions you might have about studying there.

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