DANS3009 - Dance, displacement, diaspora 1

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Nytt fra studieåret 2020/2021


Vurderingsordning: Oppgave og muntlig eksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Oppgave 50/100 1 semestre
Muntlig eksamen 50/100 1 dager

Faglig innhold

The module “Dance, displacement, diaspora I” which is run in parallel with “Dance, displacement, diaspora II” at the University of Szeged is envisaged as the contextual frame to interrogate issues of migration and heritage. This is an innovative part of Choreomundus 2020-2025 compared to Choreomundus 2012-2018 and 2017-2021. Registered separately in two partner universities for each group of students the course will be organised jointly for both groups sharing a virtual classroom and taught by all Choreomundus partner universities as well as Associated Partners in Makerere University and University of Limerick.
Our rationale for the course is the following: displaced people cannot take tangible heritage with themselves, they are forced to leave their homes, land etc. behind them. Yet wherever people move, either in refugee camps or in diaspora organisations, they find a way to re-invigorate their intangible heritage, as do those displaced and then returned to homeland. Memories, traditions, songs and dances do, however, travel, maintaining links to home and country of origin. In this new course we will focus on a range of case studies to address dancing communities in camps for displaced people, in diaspora or reconstituted localities. Moreover, the course problematises the ways in which contemporary performances of earlier dance forms are enacted and examines their contemporary transmission within global diasporas, thus questioning how heritage is continuously recreated


Students who successfully complete this module will have acquired:

An understanding of the fluidity of the concept of dance heritage
Tools for the study of global transmission processes
Theory on learning and transmission in the context of global migration
Principles in learning and teaching of movement material from recordings and in live situations


Dance transmission in the context of global mobility
Dance as heritage in diasporic communities
Dance in refugee camps
Dance and reconciliation in reconstituted localities

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures, teaching in virtual a classroom, seminars and supervised practical and methodological exercises in small groups.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

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50 %: oral which may include practical presentation
50 %: essay 4.000 words (about 12 pages).

Students are given a choice between an empirical essay based on actual fieldwork OR a theoretical/methodological essay based on online research. BOTH must be grounded in movement analysis.

Both parts must be passed the same semester. For the course to be passed, both exam parts have to be passed. Resit of the exam must include both parts again.

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.

Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Dance Knowledge, Practice and Heritage (MACHOREO)
Dance Studies (MDANS)


Admission to Choreomundus or Nordic Master in Dance studies

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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  10.0 SP
Studienivå: Høyere grads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2020

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Dansevitenskap
Emneansvarlig/koordinator: Faglærer(e):

Ansvarlig enhet
Institutt for musikk



Vurderingsordning: Oppgave og muntlig eksamen

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