Dance Making 2

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Dance Making 2

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of introductory dance module DC4003 Dance Making 1 (or similar)

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module is designed to consolidate the creative and critical concepts introduced at
    Level 4 and to expand upon improvisatory practices and choreographic techniques.
    Through the study of different dance and performance genres, students will be expected
    to make more sophisticated use of choreographic devices and effectively combine
    creative strategies from said dance genres in the creation of a piece of choreography.

    Topics covered include:
    ? European Tanztheater in the 1970s, 80s and 90s: Pina Bausch?s Tantztheater
    Wuppertal and the ?Eurocrash? choreographers, Wim Vandekeybus, Anne Teresa
    de Keersmaeker; confrontation between language and the body; influence of
    American postmodern theory and practice; drawing on the self; breaking down
    barriers between genres.
    ? British Physical Theatre in the 80s and 90s: Lloyd Newson and DV8, Volcano,
    VTOL; Newson?s manifesto for a physical theatre, incorporation of popular forms;
    focus on gender; comparison with theatre-based forms, e.g. Theatre de
    Complicite, David Glass Ensemble
    ? Physical Theatre today: Stan Won?t Dance, Frantic Assembly, Fabulous Beast
    Dance Theatre, Jasmin Vardimon; integration of text and choreography; use of
    technology; ?writing the body?; influence of performance art
    ? Viewing and discussion of influential choreographic rationales and methods, eg,
    Lloyd Newson, Pina Bausch, Bode Lawal, Shobana Jeyasingh, Wade Robson,
    JaQuel Knight, Arlene Philips, Laurieann Gibson, Brian Friedman, Ashley Banjo,
    Diversity, Peridot
    ? Exercises in applying method and approaches of the choreographers studied
    ? Exercises / improvisations in the extended exploration and development of ideas
    ? Creation of choreographies with trios, quartets and quintets

    Teaching: Weekly 2-hour practical workshops and seminars

    ? A 10 minute piece of choreography combining at least two taught elements,
    group piece (3 ? 5 persons per group) (70%)
    ? A 1500 word reflective paper (30%)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies.

Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.