Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Research-dance and dramaturgy38219/3082/2324/1/52
Study guide

Research-dance and dramaturgy

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: 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

The aim of this week is to create an expanded sense of dramaturgy. How can dramaturgy support an embodied practice from a contemporary point of view?

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.
Reflects, develops, communicates and documents in an articulated form dramaturgy notions and relates with own embodied artistic research
Shows a basic knowledge of the function(s) of dramaturgy in dance
Apply dramaturgical tools into their own artistic practice
6. Is able to research the artistic field to feed their own practice and position themselves accordingly.
Shows a critical conscience about cultural and ideological aspects of the functioning of dramaturgy in the artistic field and on their own artistic practice
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 dramaturgy in the dance context, and ackowledges how it functions in a wider artistic, political, economic and/or social context

Course content

The practice of dramaturgy is historically linked to theatre. This notion was introduced in the second half of the 20th century in the western contemporary dance scene. Relating dramaturgy to dance expanded the field of dramaturgy. In this research week the students will be introduced to the notion of dramaturgy. Travelling through history different understandings of the term are introduced. Additionally, to the main tutor, guest speaker(s) will share their view and personal dramaturgical practice. The aim of this week is to create an expanded sense of dramaturgy. How can dramaturgy support an embodied practice from a contemporary point of view?

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
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.