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Dance History 2702/1914/2021/1/29
Study guide

Dance History 2

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Dance, programme stage 2
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Gordon Natalie
Other teaching staff: Verstockt Katie
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2020 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.

Short description

History in BA2 covers American Post Modern Dance as a counter movement against Modern Dance, presenting different artistic and philosophical ways of thinking.


having passed Dance History 1.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Obtained credits for Dance History 1.
If the credit is not obtained, Dance History 1 must be obtained together with Dance History 2

Learning outcomes (list)

Comprehends historical and current cultural and social frameworks
Has sufficient knowledge of and investigates dance history and related practices
Demonstrates awareness and insight between the different fields of practice and thinking in historical studies
Reflects on societal, political, economic and religious movements in the 20th century and explores their influences in dance evolutions
Explores personal relevance and dialogues on theories, histories, philosophies and practices of dance
Investigates, digests and engages in current arts research
Demonstrates reflection and questioning of current arts research in relation to historical research
Uses relevant skills to communicate and dialogue with diverse target groups
Demonstrates communication skills to cultivate relevant dialogue

Course content

History 2 covers American Post Modern Dance as a counter movement against Modern Dance, presenting different artistic and philosophical ways of thinking, including: the ‘chance’ principles of Cage and Cunningham, improvisation and contact improvisation, structuralism/constructivism and minimalism to the de-structuralism of Brown, Armitage and Forsythe amongst others. The origins, developments and different trends of contemporary dance of the 1980s and 90s in Europe and especially in Belgium are also brought into context up to contemporary choreographers today.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Trotter DANCE: study guide for the bachelor dance programme

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Collaborative learning15,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearKnowledge test50,00
Academic yearContinuous test assessment (Permanent evaluation)25,00
Academic yearContinuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)25,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge test100,00

Evaluation (text)

The student must always be present during the lessons for this course unit.
During these lessons, permanent evaluation takes place. This permanent evaluation counts towards the realization of the entire examination mark for this course unit.
If the student is unlawfully absent for more than 1/5th of the lessons, they will receive 0/20 for the part 'permanent evaluation'.

Conditions for legitimate absence:
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
- A previously requested absence, approved by the artistic coordinator