Performing Techniques 2

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Performing Techniques 2

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of intermediate-level performing technique module such as
    DC5008 Performing Techniques 2 (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:

    The module emphasises the relationship between practical class work and the
    performance of repertoire (e.g. canonical works and works from renowned
    choreographers of the 20th and 21st century). The students will draw on practical and
    performance theories through participating and engaging with: Technique classes.
    ? In-depth theoretical discussions and analytical practice.
    ? Practical performance of selected repertoire.
    ? Historical and critical research of the selected repertoire
    ? Reflective practice.

    Topics covered include:
    Performance techniques:
    ? Contemporary dance (e.g. Cunningham technique, Limón, Graham, release, contact).
    ? Ballet
    ? Bharathanatyam
    ? Jazz
    ? Natural Movement (Madge Atkinson?s method).
    ? Spanish Dance (e.g. flamenco, escuela bolera).
    Performance Theory
    Performance Analysis (i.e analysis of practical elements in class and analysis of own
    Reflective Pratice
    Repertoire (e.g. canonical works and works from renown choreographers of the 20th and
    21st century)

    Teaching: Practical sessions & seminars

    ? 4000 word Portfolio (100%)
    STUDY OPTION 2 or 3:
    ? Similar to study option 1

    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.

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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.


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