Scratch nights and hash-tag chats: creative tools to enhance choreography in the higher dance education curriculum

Kelsey, Louise and Uytterhoeven, Lise (2017) Scratch nights and hash-tag chats: creative tools to enhance choreography in the higher dance education curriculum. Research in Dance Education, 18 (1). pp. 34-47. ISSN 1470-1111

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Abstract

This paper reports on a focused collaborative learning and teaching research project between the Dance Department at Middlesex University and partner institution London Studio Centre. Informed by Belinda Allen’s research on creative curriculum design, dance students and lecturers shared innovative learning opportunities to enhance the development of the creative dance graduate. The key motivation was to explore practices in the modules on both institutions’ undergraduate programmes in which choreography is located. Interdisciplinary, peer and audience discussions surrounding students’ work were fostered during Scratch nights and via hash-tag chats on Twitter. In this discussion we demonstrate that these discursive and participatory practices have value for future dance artists entering the professional field. We evaluate the research outcomes with focus on language, critical confidence and risk taking with the view of better shaping students’ overall learning opportunities in a collaborative dance network to support their individual development as artists.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Dance group
Item ID: 21491
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Research in Dance Education on 21/12/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14647893.2016.1264381
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Depositing User: Louise Kelsey
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 17:05
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2018 04:50
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21491

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