Performing and Creative Methods 1
Brief course description
The course illuminates the dancer’s practice, knowledge and awareness of stage presence and expression. Through encounters and workshops with dance artists and other creative and performing artists, students will gain insight into methods and various strategies for physical articulation and performative expressions. Experience-based learning, by solving various artistic and performer-specific assignments, gives the students self-confidence to develop their own performing and creative methods and thereby prepares them even more to work on performances and productions.
This course also includes an introduction to stagecraft elements and other various artistic tools. Collaborations with other students, primarily at the Academy of Dance but also other programmes, are an integral part of the course.
The course’s learning outcomes
Upon completing the course, students shall
- have knowledge of various methods and approaches to developing a dance-based or performative material
- have knowledge of various stagecraft elements and their significance within a larger performance setting
- be able to use various methods and approaches to designing dance-based material
Teaching and learning methods
The working methods are learning-led teaching, supervision and independent work. It may include creative assignments, practical exercises, lectures, independent study, project work and written assignments.
The course requirements are
- mandatory attendance and active participation in the education
- completion of course assignments
All course requirements must be approved in order for a student to receive a final course assessment.
The student’s coursework will be assessed on an ongoing basis. The ongoing assessment is based on supervision, teacher assessments and the student’s own reflection on his or her professional development in relation to the learning outcomes.
Ongoing assessments and the final assessment will be made by the programme coordinator in consultation with the educator in question.
The course is graded pass/fail.