Teaching creative dexterity to dancers: critical reflections on conservatory dance education in the UK, Denmark and New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Rowe, Nicholas en
dc.contributor.author Zeitner‐Smith, D en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-30T04:27:03Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation Research in Dance Education, 2011, 12 (1), pp. 41 - 52 (10) en
dc.identifier.issn 1464-7893 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26511 en
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces the concept of creative dexterity within the choreographic process and explores how contemporary dance conservatories are seeking to foster performers' skills in choreographic collaboration. Through investigating the institutional strategies of the London Contemporary Dance School, the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, the Danish National School of Contemporary Dance and the New Zealand School of Dance, we examine how and why a dancer's ability to flexibly adapt to different choreographic contexts is being sustained as a pedagogic goal within these conservatories. This has involved reviewing the curricula of these institutes and interviewing key institutional decision makers. In acknowledging the highly competitive market for dance graduates and the ever-shifting demands of a career in dance, it would appear these institutes are seeking to design their curricula to support the creative dexterity of their graduates. Through the identification of creative dexterity as a valued graduate attribute, and the locating of it within each curriculum, this paper provides a theoretical platform from which future research might examine the efficacy of such curricula designs. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research in Dance Education en
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dc.subject dance education en
dc.subject movement education en
dc.title Teaching creative dexterity to dancers: critical reflections on conservatory dance education in the UK, Denmark and New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/14647893.2011.556716 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 41 en
pubs.volume 12 en
pubs.author-url http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ919213 en
pubs.end-page 52 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 277876 en
pubs.org-id Creative Arts and Industries en
pubs.org-id Dance Studies Programme en
dc.identifier.eissn 1470-1111 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-01-23 en

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