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What Moves You?
Shaping your dissertation in dance

ISBN 9781138857308
Published March 3, 2017 by Routledge
106 Pages

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Book Description

Every dissertation is individual and unique - particularly for dance students, who must combine a wide range of approaches into a tailor-made research methodology.

What Moves You? fosters a creative approach to dissertations and final projects. By guiding the development of a personal study program, this volume encourages dance students to take ownership of their artistic and academic work, a skill essential both to successful undergraduate study, and to making the first steps towards a career in dance.

Rather than propose a prescriptive, step-by-step mantra, Charlotte Nichol and Lise Uytterhoeven draw upon contributions from students, teachers, examiners and practitioners to broaden the notion of ‘research’ and demystify the purpose of the dissertation.

Table of Contents




1 Designing your research project

2 Anchor points in your learning process

3 Thinking on your feet: the research process

4 Outward facing: presenting and communicating the research

5 Beyond the dissertation, into working life


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Charlotte Nichol is a lecturer in Dance a Buckingham New University, UK.

Lise Uytterhoeven is Head of Learning and Teaching and Senior Lecturer at London Studio Centre, UK.