Gough, M. P. (2010) Contact improvisation; from practice to pedagogy. Lecture presented to: Dance Research Forum Ireland 3rd International Conference: Capturing Composition: Improvisation in Dance Research and Practice, Firkin Crane, Cork, Ireland, 24-27 June 2010. [Lecture demonstration]
This lecture demonstration explores the process of develop a teaching methodology from a performance practice. When teaching improvisation it is important to encourage students to developer their own improvisation practice. By articulating and sharing your own practice students can learn how to solve problems and self develop new skills. However, many teachers offer 'standard' improvisation exercises to students as improvisation itself. This mixed bag of approaches can be difficult for students to make sense of. Using my own performance/teaching praxis as a case study, the session will offer a framework for developing an 'individual' pedagogy.