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Production practice 3: drama, music34209/1914/2021/1/02
Study guide

Production practice 3: drama, music

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Dance, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 18 credits
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Gordon Natalie
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
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: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 540,00 hours


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

Short description

Production Practice 3 focuses on the students artistic development through the following components: repertoire, creation, workshops, improvisation, music and drama.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Obtained credits for Production Practice 2

Learning outcomes (list)

Embodies a wide range of dance skills
Embodies the movement propositions of a teacher/choreographer
Re-defines technical- and performative skills during process and performance
Engages in, interprets, translates and performs creative dance projects
Performs material with the relevant intention and expression
Invests in experiencing and embracing a diversity of artistic visions
Translates a diversity of movement propositions, compositional ideas and methodologies linked to the style and vision of a choreographer
Analyses a personal connection and resonance to the form and content of a work
Critically reflects and integrates feedback from self, peers and teachers
Authentically invests in movement investigation
Interacts and collaborates with other disciplines and practices
Investigates, transfers and embodies skills from other courses in the execution and exploration of repertoire and creations
Stimulates and contributes ideas in artistic collaborative creative settings
Uses relevant social and group dynamics skills to contribute to, share and take responsibility in diverse group settings
Stimulates and contributes ideas in artistic collaborative creative settings
Facilitates the responsibility of functioning as an individual within a class group
Uses relevant skills to communicate and dialogue with diverse target groups
Stimulates and contributes to a critical and constructive dialogue about an artistic process

Course content

Production Practice 3 focuses on the students artistic development through the following components: repertoire, workshops, creation, improvisation, drama and music. Production Practice includes a series of artistic courses and projects with national and international guest teachers who address the student as a dance artist and provide a series of skills and experiences relevant to enter the professional dance field.

In Repertoire, the student learns and explores movement material of an existing piece of a (guest)choreographer leading to a form of presentation. The student is introduced to the compositional ideas and working methods linked to the style and vision of the choreographer and is encouraged to explore the relationship between form and content. The student is guided to find his or her own embodied connection to and interpretation of the existing dance material. The material is taught by the choreographer or an assistant /dancer from the company.

In Creation, the student experiences a creative group process which will lead to a creation and presentation. The process is guided by a (guest) choreographer. The student explores different creative and compositional working methods linked to the style and vision of the choreographer. The student participates actively in the process of exploration and composition. 

In Workshops, the student participates in an experience with a dance artist that can take many formats that range from a 2 hour workshop or post show discussion to a week long residency or symposium. Dance artists are invited to share their personal visions for students to experience new working methodologies or artistic practices. 

In Improvisation the students will continue to work on deepening the essential basic course principles and their integration in other areas, and the process will result in a creation to fully embody the principles in performance.

In Music students deepen their rhythmic embodiment and are also introduced to research areas active in the field and explore these physically through a focus on their own material and reflection on choices made.

In Drama, after a joint reading of text material, the course challenges the students to find a partner and a scene from the text and use it to develop it within a rehearsal setting in order to perform it at the end of the course. The chosen scene is to be considered as both a personal and collaboratively created artistic theatre piece cut loose from the original intent and/or storyline of the original full text and is to be a scenic application of the creative theatrical imagination that emerges from the partners’ collaboration.
Production Practice as a cluster of subjects brings students in touch with different elements of the professional dance working field with artists active in the field, providing a wide range of experiences of artistic practice, styles and methodologies. Students analyse their relationship with each different practice experienced and the resonance each has within their own development as a dance artist.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Trotter DANCE: study guide for the bachelor dance programme

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis200,00 hours
Collaborative learning100,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours240,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment25,00
Academic yearArtistic praxis45,00
Academic yearContinuous project assignment (Permanent evaluation)20,00
Academic yearContinuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)10,00

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