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Shin, Min-Hye; Cho, Nam Ki – Research in Dance Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the competency-based curriculum to expand Korean university students' career spectrums in dance departments. A literature review and a two-time Delphi analysis with seven experts was carried out at the beginning of the study to discover necessary competencies. Thereafter, an Analytical Hierarchy Process…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, College Students
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Flower, Lynda – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This study focusses on how peak performance lived experiences (identified as spiritual) during a dance career continued into and influenced the later teaching lives of former ballet dancers. The study is located in academic discussion of Western mystical and spiritual experiences. Five professional ballet teachers, who were formerly professional…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Performance, Foreign Countries
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Curl, Gordon – Research in Dance Education, 2018
This critical review aims to expose the confusion that exists in professional arts criticism in general, and dance criticism in particular--with implications for dance education. The underlying principles of formalism are outlined and its strengths and weaknesses highlighted. A demand for more interpretive, theoretical and contextual criticism is…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Aesthetics, Criticism, Critical Theory
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Leach, Martin – Research in Dance Education, 2018
There have been numerous attempts to solve the apparent dualism of 'body' and 'mind', purportedly uniting mutually incompatible binaries through hyphenation, the creation of compound terms, or the erasure of one of the terms entirely. 'Psychophysical', 'psychosomatic' (with or without the word 'unity'), 'mind-body', 'body-mind', and 'somatic',…
Descriptors: Dance, Human Body, Psychophysiology, Philosophy
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Van Assche, Annelies – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This article explores how and to what extent precarity is intertwined with a contemporary dance artist's labour, life and art in the neoliberal society. Throughout this investigation my arguments are supported by insights from an on-going qualitative study that uses in-depth interviews and observations of working processes within the Brussels…
Descriptors: Dance, Performance, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Haines, Susan; Torres, Talani – Research in Dance Education, 2016
Recent experiences in rehearsals have led us to question how student dancers perceive the culture of rehearsal. We are interested in how the influence of shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" affects student expectations. How do students from competitive dance studio backgrounds approach learning in a rehearsal setting? Are there…
Descriptors: Dance Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Theater Arts
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Brooks, Pauline – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This article reflects upon the process of creating dance in an intermedial telematic dance setting with university students. Some contextualisation is made of five telematic dance projects (the "Phillypool Projects 2007-2012") that have taken place between two universities, one in the UK and one in the US. It will explore some of the…
Descriptors: Dance, Performance, College Students, Creative Activities
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Adair, Christy – Research in Dance Education, 2014
Contemporary dance in East Africa, specifically Kenya, is a newly emerging art form informed by the political drive of a small number of choreographers. In this article, I discuss Kenyan choreographer Opiyo Okach's contribution to dance training as exemplified through the "Shift … centre Series 10" which was performed at The Place,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Dance, Case Studies
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Aujla, Imogen Jane; Nordin-Bates, Sanna; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2014
Commitment to an activity forms an essential part of the talent development process, yet little is known about the reasons why young people commit to dance training. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors that affect young dancers' commitment to a selective dance talent scheme. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Dance, Dance Education
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Farrer, Rachel – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This article explores the creative role of contemporary dancers within the choreographic process, and introduces the question of why their creative contribution is often overlooked? It highlights how different modes of creativity can be understood, and what impacts different choreographic processes have on the way dancers understand their creative…
Descriptors: Role, Dance, Creativity, Correlation
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Allen, Jess – Research in Dance Education, 2010
The debate surrounding the documentation of performance is principally concerned with the ephemerality of the live event, set against the stasis and "death" that the archive is conventionally believed to represent. The advent of digital technology in live performance has complexified this still further, by altering the architecture, space and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Performance, Archives, Dance
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Sporton, Gregory – Research in Dance Education, 2010
The Monaco Dance Forum (MDF), a biennale of dance that takes place in the beautiful and affluent surroundings of Monte Carlo, has chosen this time to celebrate as its theme the centenary of the "Ballets Russes." Diaghilev's famous company made its first tour in 1909, an event that unarguably changed ballet's status as an art form, and heralded…
Descriptors: Dance, Performance, Sciences, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Welsh, Kariamu – Research in Dance Education, 2009
In this article, the author describes the 11th Dance and the Child International (daCi) Conference 2009 which was hosted by the Edna Manley School of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica from August 2-8. Nicholeen Degrasse-Johnson, the director of the Edna Manley School of Dance along with daCi officials, including the president of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Global Approach, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Hefferon, Kate M.; Ollis, Stewart – Research in Dance Education, 2006
The subjective experience of flow in professional dancers was analyzed using interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA). Flow is believed to be a psychological state in which the mind and body "just click", creating optimal performance. Unfortunately, sport and performance research have severely neglected reviewing the flow experience in…
Descriptors: Dance, Psychological Patterns, Experience, Performance
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Kerr, John H.; Fujiyama, Hakuei; Wilson, George V.; Nakamori, Kayo – Research in Dance Education, 2006
The purpose of the present study was to extend the findings obtained in previous reversal theory based dance research by investigating dancers' perceptions of their own arousal levels and performance and their motivational states when performing. A group of modern dancers (n = 21), performing at a dance competition, acted as volunteer…
Descriptors: Dance, Groups, Motivation, Performance
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