Shifting pedagogies: reflections on teaching dance improvisation online

Zeitner, David (2021) Shifting pedagogies: reflections on teaching dance improvisation online. In: Arrhythmia Performance Pedagogy and Practice, 4:00pm – 5:30pm - 4th June 2021, Online.

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Title: Shifting pedagogies: reflections on teaching dance improvisation online

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted traditional notions of knowledge transfer in tertiary dance education at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ Dance Programme and other similar programmes in Singapore and around the globe. It also altered institutional rhythms in curriculum planning and the delivery of practice-based dance modules. In this paper, I critically reflect on various impacts the pandemic had on my practices in teaching dance improvisation online instead of in the dance studio. I analyse how the need to use technology to communicate and interact with students helped to facilitate interdisciplinary learning. Film was used within each online improvisation lesson to explore how different places and spaces may shape and influence dance and the moving body. The paper concludes by discussing additional learning outcomes students were able to achieve within this context, such as perspective taking on dance and movement exploration in diverse environments, as well as multiple technicalities involving camera work and its ensuing editing processes. While emphasising the importance of teaching dance improvisation through personal interactions and being physically present, it appears that the COVID-19 pandemic created new opportunities to explore the moving body from very different perspectives to that of well-established teaching and learning practices.

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Subjects: Performing Arts
Divisions: Publications > Conference Paper
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2021 07:18
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2021 07:18
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