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Resilience and Ethics in Dance Education

Project Manager: Heidi Haraldsen

Popular scientific summary

Resilience and Ethics in Dance Education (REDE) is an overarching research cluster initiated by the academy of dance, at Oslo National Academy of Arts (KHiO). The REDE project aims to produce knowledge and applied research in order to empower dance students and strengthen their future professional potential. The project will approach this vision by exploring knowledge, means and strategies that can strengthen the learning environment in dance and educate resilient, reflective and ethically aware dance artists who can work sustainably and professionally, both independently and as part of collective processes. Over the last decade, the importance of resilience and physical and mental health, ethical challenges and distribution of ownership and power have altered the approach to teaching and learning in dance at the Academy of dance as well as in the professional field of dance in general.

Like dance itself, resilience is a complex and holistic objective, which intersects and relates to physical and mental health and wellbeing, confidence building, and motivation in a learning situation based on embodying crafts and skills, passed on through apprenticeship learning, and supported by artistic and contextual knowledge and insights. The objective of ethics, or ethical awareness and thinking in dance education, interferes with any considerations or decisions regarding artistic expressions, means and practices, work life and community, both educationally and professionally. Ethics is a serious and pressing issue for an art form that ontologically has the body at its center. Discussions on discrimination, identity, power, and equality are performed and manifested as bodily realities and are as such directly interrelated and entangled with the objective of ethics.

The future goal of the research cluster is to become an applied Centre of excellence in teaching and establish a REDE research Centre.

Project facts

Project title REDE Research Cluster- Resilience and Ethics in Dance Education
Project manager
  • Heidi Marian Haraldsen
    Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Project participants
  • Michelle Schachtler Dwarika
    Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Start date
End date
Project status Active
Department Academy of Dance
  • Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Total budget NOK245,720.00
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  3. Mental health in dance: A scoping review
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  1. Heidi Marian Haraldsen, Bård Erlend Solstad, Danielle C. Fredriksen, Henrik Gustafsson, Sanna M. Nordin-Bates & Camilla J. Knight: An exploration of reciprocity among teacher and students in female pre-professional ballet education: a shared reality theory perspective (2023). Academic article. More information
  2. Michelle Schachtler Dwarika & Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Mental health in dance: A scoping review (2023). Academic literature review. More information
  3. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Talentutvikling i dans - en dynamisk prosess (2022). Lecture. More information
  4. Michelle Schachtler Dwarika & Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Scoping review: Mental health in dance (2022). Academic lecture. More information
  5. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Prestasjonskulturer i utøvende kunstutdanninger - en kritisk refleksjon (2021). Popular scientific lecture. More information
  6. Heidi Marian Haraldsen, Frank Eirik Abrahamsen, Bård Erlend Solstad & Halgeir Halvari: Narrative Tensions in Strained Junior Elite Performers' Experiences of Becoming Elite Performers (2021). Academic article. More information
  7. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: For å prestere bra, må du ha det bra! -Motivasjon, læringskultur og psykisk helse hos unge utøvere i talentutviklingsprogrammer innen utøvende kunst og idrett. (2021). Popular scientific lecture. More information
  8. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: TALENTUTVIKLING SOM DYNAMISK PROSESS - motivasjon, læringsprosesser og psykisk helse hos unge utøvere i talentutviklingsprogrammer innen kunstfag og idrett (2020). Lecture. More information
  9. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Et dypdykk i medaljens bakside- Hvordan mønstre av hvem du er og hvor du er påvirker unge eliteutøveres motivasjon, prestasjon og psykiske helse (2020). Popular scientific article. More information
  10. Heidi M. Haraldsen, Andreas Ivarsson, Bård Erlend Solstad, Frank Eirik Abrahamsen & Hallgeir Halvari: Composites of perfectionism and inauthenticity in relation to controlled motivation, performance anxiety and exhaustion among elite junior performers (2020). Academic article. More information
  11. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Symposium: Injury and illness, performance and well being in relation to motivation, perfectionism, and stress (2020). Academic lecture. More information
  12. Heidi Marian Haraldsen, Sanna Nordin-Bates, Frank Eirik Abrahamsen & Halgeir Halvari: Thriving, Striving, or Just Surviving? TD Learning Conditions, Motivational Processes and Well-Being Among Norwegian Elite Performers in Music, Ballet, and Sport (2020). Academic article. More information
  13. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Thriving, striving, or just surviving?: A study of motivational processes among elite junior performers from sports and performing arts (2019). Doctoral dissertation. More information
  14. Heidi Marian Haraldsen, Bård Erlend Solstad, Andreas Ivarsson, Halgeir Halvari & Frank Eirik Abrahamsen: Change in basic need frustration in relation to perfectionism, anxiety, and performance in elite junior performers (2020). Academic article. More information
  15. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Motivasjonsprosesser blant unge eliteutøvere fra ballett, musikk og idrett. Presentasjon av hovedfunn i doktorgradsavhandling. (2019). Academic lecture. More information
  16. Heidi Marian Haraldsen: Ingen dans på roser - motivasjonsprosesser blant unge eliteutøvere i idrett og utøvende kunst (2019). Academic lecture. More information
  17. Heidi Marian Haraldsen, Halgeir Halvari, Bård Erlend Solstad, Frank Eirik Abrahamsen & Sanna M. Nordin-Bates: The Role of Perfectionism and Controlling Conditions in Norwegian Elite Junior Performers’ Motivational Processes (2019). Academic article. More information
  18. Heidi Haraldsen, Hallgeir Halvari, Frank Eirik Abrahamsen, Bård Erlend Solstad, Sanna M. Nordin-Bates & Andreas Ivarsson: Hva motiverer unge utøvere til å satse? (2019). Academic lecture. More information
  19. Heidi Haraldsen, Halgeir Halvari, Bård Erlend Solstad & Frank Eirik Abrahamsen: Successful failures? A test of the role of controlled learning conditions in the motivational processes of perfectionist elite performers from ballet, music, and sport in a moderated mediation model (2018). Academic lecture. More information
  20. Heidi Haraldsen, Halgeir Halvari, Frank Eirik Abrahamsen & Bård Erlend Solstad: Linking Perfectionism and Controlling Conditions with Introjected Motivation, Exhaustion, and Anxiety via Competence Frustration: A moderated Mediation Model among Elite Junior Performers (2018). Academic lecture. More information
  21. Heidi Haraldsen: The role of perfectionism and controlling conditions in Elite performers` motivational processes in Ballet, Music and Sport (2018). Academic lecture. More information
  22. Heidi Haraldsen: Learning climate and motivation among elite ballet dancers, classical musicians, and sport athletes. (2017). Academic lecture. More information
  23. Heidi Haraldsen: Paperpresentation in Symposium: Reflexivity in addressing the role of the researcher as an active 'player' situated in and related to the studied phenomena (2017). Lecture. More information

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