ERIC Number: ED026024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Dance: A Projection for the Future.
Van Tuyl, Marian, Ed.
Impulse 1968 - The Annual of Contemporary Dance, March 1968
Experienced and knowledgeable artists, scholars and educators met to discuss the fundamental issues of dance as a performing art and as a discipline in higher education. During Phase I of the conference, participants explored the role and nature of dance in education and developed curricular guidelines. A blueprint for a 25-year projection of undergraduate and graduate dance curricula was constructed during Phase II. The dance major model involves a 4-year undergraduate program providing for continuous study of movement and choreography, history, philosophy, notation, and music. Related arts such as music, theater and visual arts would become essential components of the program. Major requirements would be flexible enough so that gifted students could concentrate on performance and choreography while others prepare to specialize at the graduate level in history, notation, ethnic dance or related areas. A flexible graduate program would offer opportunities for specialization in one aspect of dance, and independent research or creative projects designed to meet the student's talents and needs. At some universities, participation of the dance department with a professional dance company would enrich curricula and benefit students and communities. The report suggests standards for faculty, facilities, and supporting funds that would ensure quality education, and proposes areas for research that would contribute to dance literature, current and future curricula, and teaching techniques. (WM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.