Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Unravelling embodiment35200/3082/2324/1/32
Study guide

Unravelling embodiment

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 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: 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: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: not possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 150,00 hours


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 practices to diversify the shared discourses 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 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
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 these two-week course, students will work with different teacher-artists coming from different backgrounds, research and practices that will share their work by offering tools for the students to apply on their project and mainly questioning the notion of embodiment approaching it from different perspectives.

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
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment60,00
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)40,00

Evaluation (text)

Refer to the evaluation list for the specific evaluation components of the course unit.

Re-sit exam
Not all courses have a re-sit exam possibility. Refer to the notification above in this ECTS information sheet for the possibility of a re-sit exam for this course unit.

Attendance requirement:
A minimum of 60% attendance is required. For less than 60% attendance, the student will receive 0/20 for (all) permanent evaluation assessment method(s).

Conditions for legitimate absence:
* An absence substantiated by a medical certificate uploaded in iBamaFlex!
* An absence requested in advance and approved by the head of programme or artistic coordinator.