Reshaping dance through time: a critical appraisal of periodisation in relation to pedagogy and research.
Carter, Alexandra (2009) Reshaping dance through time: a critical appraisal of periodisation in relation to pedagogy and research. In: Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy: Research and Practice, Congress on Research in Dance, Special Conference 25-27 June 2009, de Montfort University, Leicester. Randall, Tresa, ed. Congress on Research in Dance, Birmingham, Ala., pp. 40-46.
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Western history is organised into more-or-less distinct “periods” which give shape to our conception of the past. I offer an alternative way of conceptualising dance history which retains the long view but disturbs conventional periodisation. This is based on Corfield’s (2007) premise that time can be organised not only by distinguishing radical disjunctures, but also by “continuity” and “micro” change. If these concepts are applied to dance, many of the difficulties of time frame, hierarchy and value might be eroded. Furthermore, they expand the opportunities for pedagogy and research to address works or people who have been elided by traditional periodisation.
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|Research Areas:||A. Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts|
|Deposited On:||07 Apr 2010 09:03|
|Last Modified:||30 Jul 2014 14:16|
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