Research, teaching and mentoring have been essential parts of Kim Brandstrup’s artistic practice. He has taught choreographic workshops at London Contemporary Dance School, The Royal Ballet School, and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.
He has worked as a mentor for a number of young choreographers, including, the winners of the Peter Darell Competition (2000-2002) and founded with Deborah Bull the ‘Dancelines’ choreographic summer course at ROH and ran the first three courses . He is currently mentor for Rambert Dance Company's Workshop.
Alongside his career as a choreographer,Kim Brandstrup has since 2003 been a Research Fellow at Middlesex University and was awarded in 2004 a three year AHRB grant to research ‘Narrative at play in Contemporary Dance’.
In 2001 Kim Brandstrup initiated and directed a research project 'Prolegomena to Choreographic Action' on choreography and our perception of motion and movement. By invitation of Professor Susan Melrose two subsequent projects were done in collaboration with University of Middelsex and KB has since 2003 been a research fellow there .
He was awarded a three year AHRB research-grant with the title 'Narrativity at play in Contemporary Dance" 2003-2006.
Kim Brandstrup has taught choreograhpy and has worked as a mentor for a number of young choreographers. He refers to his mentoring as the ideal framework for artistic reflection and theoretical clarification - as a place of mutual learning .
He ran a mentoring programme with Arc Dance Company for professional choreographers(2001-2005), he was mentor for the winners of the Peter Darell Choreographic Competion( 2000-2002) , founded with Deborah Bull the ‘Dancelines’ choreographic summer course at ROH and ran the first three courses . He is currently mentor for Rambert Dance Company's Workshop.