Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Research-dance and documentation38221/3082/2324/1/23
Study guide

Research-dance and documentation

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Educational Master of Arts in Music & Performing Arts, programme stage 5
    • 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: De Laet Timmy, 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

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)

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
6. Is able to research the artistic field to feed their own practice and position themselves accordingly.
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 their own 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
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.