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Artistic Expression and Interpretation part 2

ECTS Credits
Course code
Included in study programme
Bachelor’s in classical ballet

Brief course description

Every course in the study plan creates the foundation for the course Artistic Expression and Interpretation. This course will give the student knowledge of and experience with the collaboration between the technical performance of dance, interpretation and artistic presentation. The course will also give the student experience with different choreographic processes, stage equipment and an insight into the stage as a workplace.

In working with the artistic expression and interpretation, the focus will be on great variation in repertoire. It is essential for students to master both expressions of traditional, classical style and more recent choreography. The student’s ability to interpret movement and develop integrity and personal expression is an essential part of the course. Students must also collaborate actively and creatively while working with new productions.

In rehearsal and performance work, students will encounter differing forms of style, working methods and choreographers. Participation in various ballet competitions will, in special circumstances, form a part of Stage Presentation for selected students.

Overview of the course:

  • the study of existing works and the development of new works.
  • presentation, interpretation and the development of roles.
  • performance work.

The course’s learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student should:

  • be able to perform classical ballet and other choreographic presentations at a high level.
  • have an awareness about themselves as dancers in a wider perspective and an understanding of the collective process.
  • be experienced in giving expression and meaning to movement and understand the significance of stage presence.
  • be able to contribute to choreographic work processes.

Teaching and learning methods

The course consists of teacher-led classes, coaching and independent work. During this period, related work with presentations and performances is of significant importance.

Displays and performances will be arranged according to the requirements of the programme. Throughout the year the number and scope of presentations and performances may vary.

The coursework requirements are:

  • mandatory attendance and participation in classes.
  • submission of all assignments.
  • fulfilment of the rehearsal process and development of the movement material.
  • participation in performance work.
  • involvement in summarising and evaluation.


Coursework requirements must have been met for the student to receive a final assessment in the course.

During the course, the students work and development will be assessed in relation to the course's learning objectives. The course is assessed by the teacher and/or a choreographer in consultation with the programme coordinator.

The course is assessed by the awarding of either a pass or a fail grade.