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Teaching Contemporary Choreography: A Research and Inquiry-Based Approach

  • Caren CarinoEmail author
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Abstract

Teaching contemporary choreography in tertiary education is often about providing practical guidance to develop choreographic principles and skills to express a personal perspective using contemporary dance movement vocabulary. While there are different strategies, methods and tools, this author proposes a research and inquiry-based pedagogical approach to contemporary choreography that develops both critical and creative thinking skills. In Singapore, these skills and dispositions are aligned with the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) twenty-first-century competencies as well as the educational objectives of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), a tertiary arts institution. At NAFA, the teaching of contemporary choreography becomes a dynamic space where students draw from their Asian cultural heritage and encounters through a research and inquiry-based approach to develop critical and creative thinking skills that are deemed essential today.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang Academy of Fine ArtsSingaporeSingapore

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