Auf den Schultern der Giganten 2.0
Progressive scientifically and media-supported dance education in the context of classical ballet is crucial to the social position of this art form in our society. How can the wealth of information from science, the media and praxis be turned into something that dance-makers can concretely use? How can students of dance be encouraged into active participation and self-reflection, and how can situations be created that enable an insightful learning process? In the sense of life-long learning, the aim should be to convey basic pedagogical knowledge, to guide (leaning) processes effectively and to foster the development of the artistic personality. The precondition for this is that students and teachers, or dancers and dance-makers, see themselves as partners in a process of development, and their cooperation as joint experimentation on the artistic ‘product’. This lecture explores the different points of view and needs of dancers in the course of their development, and suggests approaches to establishing an integrated and automatic knowledge transfer in dance. With a view to pedagogical sustainability, it initiates a search for ways to deepen the process of reflection as the starting point for a complex and multidirectional educational stance.