Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Embodied theory35212/2871/2223/1/34
Study guide

Embodied theory

35212/2871/2223/1/34
Academic year 2022-23
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: Terclaevers Iris
Other teaching staff: Epifanio Renata Lamenza
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: 31.10.2022 ()
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

How to embody theory? This question is relevant to any artistic practice. Since the rise of conceptual dance in the sixties and the introduction of the concept of ‘expanded choreography’ in the nineties, the relation between theory and practice happens within a sharp and continuous dialogue. Today, we build on the legacy of these periods in art creation, while at the same time, the boundaries between those fields of knowledge are increasingly becoming fluid.How to embody theory? This question is relevant to any artistic practice. Specifically since the rise of conceptual dance in the sixties and the introduction of the concept of ‘expanded choreography’ in the nineties, the relation between theory and practice is in sharp dialogue. Today we continue partly the legacy of these periods in art creation, yet at the same time the borders between fields of knowledge are increasingly becoming fluid.
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Prerequisite competencies (text)

Passed the admission test.

Learning outcomes (list)

3. Reflects and investigates on questions and experiential knowledge in order to deepen their artistic practice.
Invest in embodied practices as a means to produce theory
6. Is able to research the artistic field to feed their own practice and position themselves accordingly.
Is able to translate theoretical frameworks into embodied knowledge and intertwine it with their own artistic practice
Invest in embodied practices as a means to produce theory
7. Engages craftsmanship and embodied knowledge in other settings.
Challenges the position of embodied knowledge in society
Implements relevant embodied knowledge in different settings
Translates embodied methodologies in order to interact with society
9. Invests, through resonating within the socio-political and economic climate, in the reciprocal relationship between their own artistic practice and society.
Translates embodied methodologies in order to interact with society

Course content

Embodied Theory is a seminar-style course focused on the alliance between physical creative practice and theoretical research. In this course, we will inspect how the structure of reason can be built through the details of our embodiment and how we can practically integrate, cooperate, and advance with and from theoretical texts in our creative research. We will discuss how and when knowledge can be applied contextually in the studio via several tools ranging from neuroscience and art history to philosophy. Students will be guided through developing a short form based on a theoretical text linked to their research question. This short form will in turn conclude in a written proposal encapsulating a system of references born from the crossover of the text and studio works.
Embodied Theory seeks to empower students through critical, dynamic investigation of academic knowledge and continuing methods of dance research.

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 praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours120,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Semester 1Artistic practical assessment50,00
Semester 1Reflection assignment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)50,00

Evaluation (text)

The student must be present for 80% for this course unit.
During this course, permanent evaluation takes place.
The permanent evaluation is both an assessment method and a partial examination.

With less than 80% attendance in the classes, the student will receive 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
- An absence supported by a medical certificate
- An absence that was requested in advance and approved by the programme head/artistic coordinator