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Research: dance and documentation35214/2171/2122/1/15
Study guide

Research: dance and documentation

35214/2171/2122/1/15
Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts, programme stage 5
    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: De Laet Timmy
Teaching staff are not (all) known yet.
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is 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

In this course, students will reflect upon notions of archival and documenting in the dance context and relate it to their artistic practice.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

1. Develops and articulates his/her bodily craftmanship through acquired tools and techniques.
Ackowledges, reflects, develops and communicates archival and documenting methods and relates to own artistic embodied research
Shows practical skills related to archival research, documentation and analysis of dance
Analyses dance documentation and archiving topics such as body as archive, oral histories, forms of writing, visual modes of representation and relates it to their own artistic practice
2. Organizes a sustainable artistic practice to expand the embodied practice.
Shows practical skills related to archival research, documentation and analysis of dance
3. Reflects and investigates on questions and experiential knowledge in order to deepen their artistic practice.
Ackowledges, reflects, develops and communicates archival and documenting methods and relates to own artistic embodied research
Shows practical skills related to archival research, documentation and analysis of dance
Analyses dance documentation and archiving topics such as body as archive, oral histories, forms of writing, visual modes of representation and relates it to their own artistic practice
6. Is able to research the artistic field to feed his/her practice and position him/herself accordingly.
Is acquainted with diverse methods of documentation and archival processes in dance and how it functions in a wider artistic, political, economic and/or social context
7. Engages his/her craftsmanship and embodied knowledge in other settings.
Analyses dance documentation and archiving topics such as body as archive, oral histories, forms of writing, visual modes of representation and relates it to their own artistic practice
9. Invests, through resonating within the socio-political and economic climate, in the reciprocal relationship between his/her artistic practice and society.
Is acquainted with diverse methods of documentation and archival processes in dance and how it functions in a wider artistic, political, economic and/or social context

Course content

In the course research: dance and documentation, students will be encouraged to investigate different archival and documenting methods and relate it to their own artistic research. The course will be guided by tutor(s) coming from different backgrounds that will share notions of re-enactment, archival methods in dance, and how archival processes can also be perceived as political acts. Intertwining practice and theory, the tutor(s) share their methods, concerns and perspectives in archiving and documenting dance, providing tools to the student to implement, reflect and relate to their artistic practices.

Together these dialogues contribute not only to a wider understanding of archival processes and an expanded notion of documenting in dance, but also to new modes of perceiving, composing and analyzing dance.


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
Lectures and / or tutorials30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours120,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Academic yearArtistic praxis50,00
Academic yearContinuous reflection assignment (Permanent evaluation)50,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
MomentForm%Remark
2nd examination periodReflection assignment100,00

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.