Embodied reflection: exploring creative routes to teaching reflective practice within dance training.
This article draws from a collaboration between Rambert School of Dance, University of Kent, University College London Institute of Education and an anthropological filmmaker. Together we took a creative and embodied approach to teaching reflective practice within a conservatoire to second-year dance students. In this article, we explore where this somatically inspired pedagogy sits within dance training. We discuss the nature of reflection for dance training, and in particular consider embodied reflective practice. Finally we offer effective methodologies for drawing out and capturing embodied practice.
Petsilas, P., Leigh, J. S., Brown, N. & Blackburn, C. (2019). Embodied reflection: exploring creative routes to teaching reflective practice within dance training. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 11(2), 177-195. DOI: 10.1386/jdsp_00004_1.