Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Research- dance and society38216/3082/2324/1/47
Study guide

Research- dance and society

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts
    • Dance
  • Master in Dance, programme stage 4
  • Master in Dance
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: Cassiers Edith, Terclaevers Iris
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: 31.10.2023 ()
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

In Research: Dance and Society, students will reflect upon their research question in a critical perspective, positioning their artistic practice into a wider artistic, political, cultural and social context.

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.
Actively traces and processes a range of sources and methodologies related to current dance research
Shows basic knowledge of current discussions in social, political, cultural and economical context
9. Invests, through resonating within the socio-political and economic climate, in the reciprocal relationship between their own artistic practice and society.
Is acquainted with different notions of dance research and acknowledges how it functions in a wider artistic, political, economic and/or social context
Analyses, elaborates and relate own artistic research to relevant topics such as postcolonialism, necropolotics, cultural studies and queer studies
(Re)defines, defends and if necessary challenge their role as an artist in society

Course content

 In the course Research: dance and society, students will be encouraged to reflect upon their research question in a reciprocal relationship between their artistic practice and society. By discussing and analyzing texts and concepts such as postcolonialism, new materialism, cultural and queer studies, they will integrate these perspectives in relation to their own practice, developing critical skills essential for elaborating their embodied artistic research. The course will be guided by teacher-artists from both theoretical and practice perspectives. Through the sharing of concepts and notions, the course provides tools for the student to position their practice in a wider artistic, political, economic, and social context.

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 praxis15,00 hours
Lectures and / or tutorials15,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours120,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic practical assessment40,00
Eerste examenperiodeReflection assignment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)60,00

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.