Dance Theory and Analysis

Dance Theory and Analysis


How to look at dance and how to theorize about choreography?


Dance is often considered to be a rather difficult art form: how to make sense out of bodies moving on stage within a choreographic composition not guided by an overarching narrative? How can dance address societal or political issues through movement? How do choreographers continuously rethink the fundamental principles of dance as an artistic medium? 

This micro-credential offers an intensive immersion into the emerging field of dance studies in order to provide participants with the necessary background and theoretical tools to discover new ways of looking at dance. There is also a so-called “performance trajectory” linked to this micro-credential, that is, a set of 5 performances selected by the lecturer that all participants will go to see collectively in order to discuss these works in class.

Who for?

This micro-credential welcomes a diverse and international group of participants interested in dance. It is specifically targeted at high school teachers; dance, theatre, and performing arts educators (e.g., DKO); professionals within the cultural and arts sector (e.g., dramaturgs, curators, press and communication, public outreach, etc.).

Working students

For information and advice on combining work and study, you can contact Centrum West. Students who register for a micro-credential in combination with a job can also register as working students to apply for additional facilities.