Dance your PhD by Pr. Sheila G. Rojas & Gea Zazil Hernandez

LOURIM Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

September 03, 2021

September 10, 2021

8.30 am - 12.00 pm

Part Online - Part in LLN

Dance Your Ph.D.

UCLouvain Workshop

 

In September 2021, we are organizing our second edition of the "Dance Your PhD @ UCLouvain" workshop

The “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest is sponsored by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and Science. It challenges scientists to explain their research without PowerPoint slides or jargon—in fact with no talking at all.

https://www.sciencemag.org/projects/dance-your-phd

The goal of this “Dance your PhD Uclouvain” workshop is to prepare UCL PhD student to take part in this contest. It will give PhD students the opportunity to reflect upon their research.

 

Professors:

The workshop will be taught by Pr. Sheila G. Rojas & Gea Zazil and coordinated by Pr. N. Kervyn

Pr. S. Rojas is teaching contemporary dance at the University of Chiapas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development and Promotion of Culture by the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Research of the Autonomous University of Coahuila. Pr. S. Rojas was selected as one of the top 10 dancers in Mexico by the newspaper El Universal in 2012. She has performed in over 60 productions ranging from dance to opera, theater and performance.

G. Hernandez Castro: Artist, dancer and choreographer from Brussels, G. Hernandez Castro was trained as a contemporary and folklore dancer at Academia de la Danza Mexicana INBA (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes). She has a Master in choreography from Escuela Nacional de Danza Clasica y Contemporanea INBA-CENART (Centro Nacional de las Artes).

N. Kervyn: Trained as a psychologist, Pr. N. Kervyn is Associate Professor of Marketing at LSM (UCLouvain).

Eligibility:

SSH UCL PhD students irrespective of their dance experience and level of advancements in their PhD (including PhD recently defended) .

 

Dates:

3, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 September 2021

 

Registrations here, open until June 10

 

Program:

     

Topic/Activity

Friday
03/09/21
ONLINE

8:30 - 9:00

Theory

Introduction

9:00 - 9:30

Rules + examples from past competitions

10:00 - 10:30

Practice

Warm up

10:30 - 11:00

Cinematographic language

11:00 - 11:30

Dancing levels: Low, medium, high

11:30 - 12:00

Mobile cam: Selfie, Subjective view, Pursuit, …

     

Topic/Activity

Monday
06/09/21

8:30 - 9:00

Theory

Presentation of PhD project & first choreography ideas

9:00 - 9:30

10:00 - 10:30

Practice

Warm up

10:30 - 11:00

Group Choreography: DanScie

11:00 - 11:30

Improvisation exercises

11:30 - 12:00

     

Topic/Activity

Tuesday
07/09/21

8:30 - 9:00

Theory

Choreography theory: turning concepts into dance
(Storyboard, …)

9:00 - 9:30

10:00 - 10:30

Practice

Warm up

10:30 - 11:00

Exploring places (classroom, halls, …)

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

Experimenting with props

     

Topic/Activity

Wednesday
08/09/21
ONLINE

8:30 - 9:00

Theory

Online choreography: VideoConfeDanse

9:00 - 9:30

10:00 - 10:30

Practice

Warm up

10:30 - 11:00

Lighting: Natural vs. Artifical, filters, …

11:00 - 11:30

Choregraphing through Teams

11:30 - 12:00

Interacting with text (subtitles, overlay, breaks…)

     

Topic/Activity

Thrusday
09/09/21

8:30 - 9:00

Theory

Presentation of "Dance my PhD" storyboards

9:00 - 9:30

10:00 - 10:30

Practice

Warm up

10:30 - 11:00

Individual choreographic research
+ Personalized coaching

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00

     

Topic/Activity

Friday
10/09/21

8:30 - 9:00

Theory

Feedback on workshop experience

9:00 - 9:30

Planning of next steps for the contest

10:00 - 10:30

Practice

Warm up

10:30 - 11:00

Presentation of Individual Choreographic
& Feedback

11:00 - 11:30

11:30 - 12:00