Questioning values in the delivery of dance practices at the University of East London

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Trim-Vamben, C. and Read, J. 2023. Questioning values in the delivery of dance practices at the University of East London. in: Colin, N., Seago, C. and Stamp. K. (ed.) Ethical Agility in Dance: Rethinking Technique in British Contemporary Dance Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 110-128
AuthorsTrim-Vamben, C. and Read, J.
EditorsColin, N., Seago, C. and Stamp. K.
Abstract

The BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice course at the University of East London was established in 2007, to deliberately challenge the canon of dance practices that were being offered within UK Dance Higher Education. For the last 15 years, we have been committed to developing a curriculum which aims to raise the value of a broad range of dance cultures in theory and practice. This chapter considers the ongoing challenges and contradictions that we face in the development and delivery of the course. Drawing from several scholars, student perspectives and lecturer experiences, we examine how questions and issues of value are reflected and embedded in our delivery and curriculum content, and the impact this has on students. We address this by focusing on four particular areas: contradictory principles and points of intersection; inadequate terminologies; embodied histories and knowledge and new micro-hierarchies.

Book titleEthical Agility in Dance: Rethinking Technique in British Contemporary Dance
Page range110-128
Year2023
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
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Print24 Nov 2023
Online24 Nov 2023
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Deposited21 Nov 2023
SeriesRoutledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies
ISBN9780367628673
9781003111146
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003111146-10
Web address (URL)https://www.routledge.com/9780367628635
Copyright holder© 2023, The Authors
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