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A Neo-Structuralist pedagogy for contact improvisation

Gough, M. P. (2009) A Neo-Structuralist pedagogy for contact improvisation. In: Randall, T. (ed.) Randall, Tresa Global Perspectives On Dance Pedagogy: Research And Practice. USA: Congress on Research in Dance. pp. 64-71.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Abstract: This lecture demonstration outlines a pedagogy for teaching Contact Improvisation. Designed for educational settings (universities/schools) it teaches improvisation for performance, and self-developed practice. The pedagogy eschews ‘structured’ and ‘task-based’ improvisation for ‘open scores’ and ‘perceptual/spatial’ harmonics. The basic curricula can be taught in a single semester module (12 weeks, 3 hours per week), and is suitable for dance, and 'non'-dance students, without compromising 'quality' or 'depth' of engagement. This session covers the four areas of study students learn: Philosophy and Principles, Practical skill-sets, Applied Contextual & Critical theory, and Performance.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > GV1787 Ballet. Modern dance
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure > GV1781.2 Improvisation in dance
Creators: Gough, Matthew P
Editors: Randall, Tresa
Corporate Creators: Congress on Research in Dance
Publisher: Congress on Research in Dance
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Journalism, Media & Performance
Date: 2009
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 64-71
Title of Book: Global Perspectives On Dance Pedagogy: Research And Practice
Event Title: Congress on Research in Dance (CORD) Conference: Global Perspectives On Dance Pedagogy: Research and Practice
Event Dates: 25-27 June 2009
Place of Publication: USA
Event Location: De Montfort University, Leicester
Event Type: Conference
Number of Pages: 361
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/3261

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