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ERIC Number: EJ1093853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
What Does Dance History Have to Do with Dancing? Making College Dance History Usable for Dancers
Kattner, Elizabeth
Journal of Dance Education, v16 n1 p3-11 2016
This paper explores methods for bringing dance history directly into the studio. It shows how the movement components that have proven successful in introductory courses can be extended to in-depth studies of dance history with dancers who have formal training. Through the example of a research project on the early work of George Balanchine, it shows how kinesthetic learners can be introduced to the scholarly side of this art form in a way that shows them its relevance and gives them tools that they can use in their own careers as dancers and choreographers. Finally, it demonstrates how this method allows students the opportunity to explore history through movement in conjunction with archival material, photographs, books, papers and videos.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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