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Unravelling embodiment35200/2171/2122/1/24
Study guide

Unravelling embodiment

35200/2171/2122/1/24
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    Specialisation:
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
  • Master in Dance
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits
Co-ordinator: Epifanio Renata Lamenza
Other teaching staff: Terclaevers Iris
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 150,00 hours

Caution

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

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Short description

Unravelling Embodiment is a course that will question notions of embodiment approaching it from different perspectives. It aims to reflect, experience, transmit and implement diverse and inclusive practices in order to diversify the shared discourses and practices inside the dance and educational field by presenting peripheral practices, bodies and problematics usually excluded from these spaces.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

1. Develops and articulates his/her bodily craftmanship through acquired tools and techniques.
Challenges and re-contextualizes aquired techniques and methods.
Defines and expands tools and methodologies by engaging in embodied reserach.
Builds an embodied archive of knowledge
Articulates embodied consciousness
2. Organizes a sustainable artistic practice to expand the embodied practice.
Acknowledges diverse bodies and embodied practices in social and artistic context
Experiments, reflect and dialogue with diferent embodied practices

Course content

When thinking about embodied practices, the first problematic that we encounter is: which bodies are being discussed when talking about embodied practices? Unravelling embodiment emerges from the urgent need to diversify the shared discourses and practices inside the dance and educational field by presenting peripheral practices, bodies and problematics usually excluded from these spaces.

In the first week, students will work with a main teacher-artist that will share their perspective and practice offering tools for the students to work on their project but mainly questioning the notion of embodiment approaching it from different perspectives.

In the second week, Master dance students, Bachelor dance students and external partners collaborate for the first time in the symposium “Embodying Diversity”. Gathered by the common desire to research diversity and inclusiveness inside dance and institutional contexts, we enter into partnerships with artists and companies active in the international socio-artistic field. “Embodying Diversity” is a 4 day symposium where 8 artists come to share their artist practice and vision of embodiment and diversity in the format of workshops and lectures. In order to form an inclusive and diverse group of participants, besides the Master and Bachelor dance students, we are collaborating with organisations such as KunstZ and platform K to participate in the symposium, with this we aim to implement a sustainable, diverse and inclusive mode of working.

Unravelling Embodiment aims to reflect, experience, transmit and implement diverse and inclusive practices from a micro and macro perspective into one’s own embodied practice.

Study material (text): Mandatory

  • See Trotter (study guide)
  • Every student must have a laptop for blended learning (online and offline classes)

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours90,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Semester 1Artistic praxis50,00
Semester 1Continuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)50,00

Evaluation (text)

The student must be present 2/3 during this course unit.
During this course, the permanent evaluation takes place.
The permament evaluation is both a assesment method and a partial examination.

With less than 2/3 presence in the classes, the student gets 0/20 for the assessment method and for the partial examination 'permanent evaluation'. For the assessment method and the partial examination 'permanent evaluation', a second examination is not possible.

Conditions of legitimate absence (legitimate absence are not counted inside the 2/3)
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
- An absence that was requested in advance and approved by the programme head/artistic coordinator

The student must pass each partial examination of the course unit in order to pass the entire course unit. If one fails a sub-thesis, the student will be referred to the next examination period for this course unit. The grade for the other partial examination is retained.