Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
campus Desguinlei
Desguinlei 25 - 2018 Antwerpen
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Improvisation 131005/1914/2021/1/94
Study guide

Improvisation 1

Academic year 2020-21
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Dance, programme stage 1
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 6 credits
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: 180,00 hours


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

Short description

Improvisation is experienced as a source of inspiration, as a route to discover one's own movement potential, as a means of generating material and as a means of increasing sensitivity, awareness and self-reflection.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

Embodies a wide range of dance skills
Embodies diverse improvisation methodologies at a fundamental level
Develops skills to generate movement material
Explores improvisation as a compositional practice
Explores own movement potential
Develops and expresses a personal voice within the conceptualisation and creation of own artistic work
Develops skills to generate movement material
Is receptive to new artistic inputs in mind and body
Develops sensitivity and self awareness in creating own material
Explores own movement potential
Develops being present in the moment and is readily available for new circumstances

Course content

Improvisation is experienced as a source of inspiration, as a route to discover one's own movement potential, as a means of generating material and increasing sensitivity, awareness and self-reflection and as a compositional practice in itself. Different inputs from several teachers and sources will be experienced and may include a wide spectrum of stimuli as sources of inspiration. Students engage with specific practices of dance artists and explore their personal resonance with each input.

Study material (text): Mandatory

Trotter DANCE: study guide for the bachelor dance programme

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Practicum30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours120,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment continuous (Permanent evaluation)40,00
Academic yearArtistic praxis40,00
Academic yearContinuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)20,00

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