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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: DAN2012 Module Title: PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO
Module Provider: Dance,Film & Theatre Short Name: PERFPORT
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: LAWRENCE KM Ms (Dnc Flm Thtr)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability
  • Across the academic year
  • Seminars - Independent study that includes: performance visits; maintaining a performance journal; and participation in rehearsals and performances, and performance production processes.
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)
Group Project Report
Evaluation Report


Module Overview
HE2 Dance Technique
Module Aims
To equip students with a critically reflective and embodied understanding of a range of aspects of performance and performance-related activities, for example leading workshops, liaising with the public, marketing performances. 
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and Understanding:
  • Development of a range of dance performance skills and expertise through guided and independent study.
  • Development of analytical and evaluative skills in relation to performance.
  • Sound understanding of processes and conduct within rehearsal, performance and related activities.
  • Embodied understanding of a variety of performance styles.
  • Ability to apply critical skills to practical performance and related activities through reflective practice.
Cognitive/Intellectual Skills:
  • Ability to embody movement and choreographic principles in dance performance.
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate one’s own and others’ performance.
  • Ability to reflect upon personal experience and apply it in a range of performance contexts.
  • Ability to convert concepts and theories of performance into practice.
Practical/Key Skills:
  • Ability to perform convincingly in specific dance styles and choreographic contexts.
  • Ability to conduct oneself appropriately and contribute positively to the rehearsal and production process.
  • Ability to articulate and debate theories and concepts that relate to dance performance.
  • Good time management.
  • Ability to manage independent study.
  • Implementation of considered interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team situation
Module Content
  • Participating in rehearsal and production processes that lead to performance outcomes.
  • Critical and reflective writing on one’s own and others’ performance.
  • Debating issues that pertain to rehearsal and performance production.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
  • The practical component of the assignment allows students to demonstrate an embodied understanding of performance and the written component allows them to reflect critically on their experience of the processes by which performance is made public.
Selected Texts/Journals
Required Reading
Alter, Judith B. Dance-Based Dance Theory: From Borrowed Models to Dance-Based Experience.  New York: Peter Lang, 1991.
Dance UK. Dance Teaching Essentials. London: Dance UK, 2002.
Fraleigh, Sondra Horton. Dance and the lived body: a descriptive aesthetics. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1987.
Freakley, The Essential Guide to the Performing Arts. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1996.
Gough, Marion. In touch with dance. Lancaster: Whitlam Books, 1993.
Jacob, Ellen. Dancing: A Guide for the Dancer You Can Be. Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1981.
Keeble, Richard. The Newspapers Handbook. London and New York: Routledge, 1999, 2000, 2001. pp81–112.
Maitland, Heather. The Marketing Manual. Cambridge: The Arts Marketing Association (3rd edition). 2000
Payne, Helen. Creative movement and dance in group work. London: Winston Press, 1990.
Schon, Donald A. The reflective practitioner: How professionals think in action. Aldershot: Ashgate (2nd edition), 1991.
Suggested Reading
Cohan, Robert. The Dance workshop. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1986.
H’Doubler, Margaret N. Dance: A Creative Art Experience. Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin Press, 1966. Chapter 4, Technique and Expression pp 69-101.
Maitland, Heather. The Golden Guide. London: Arts Council of England, 1998
Martin, John. The Intercultural Performance Handbook. 2003.
Millman, Anne. Marketing Dance in Jasper, Linda and Siddall Jeanette (eds) Managing Dance: Current issues and future strategies. Devon: Northcote, 1999, pp 87–100.
Page, Ruth. Class: Notes on Dance Classes Around the World. New Jersey: Princeton, 1984.
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9 October 09