Dance your PhD by Prof. Rosa GOMEZ ZUÑIGA

LOURIM Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

December 14, 2020

December 18, 2020

See programme

Louvain-la-Neuve

Place des Doyens, 1

 

Dance Your Ph.D.

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. R. Gomez Zuñiga and coordinated by Pr. N. Kervyn

R. Gomez Zuñiga: Trained as a contemporary dancer at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mex.), Pr. Gomez Zuñiga has a Master in choreography. She is Professor of Dance and Choreography at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Mex.) and National member of art creators 2019-2021 (Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, SNCA) (Mex.).

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.

 

Dates:

14, 15, 16, 17 & 18 December 2020

 

Registration is closed.

 

Program:

Mon. Dec. 14th 2020

8h30-9h45

Coubertin 05, LLN

Theoretical Introduction

Presentation of « Dance your PhD » contest

Presentation of DanScie project[1]

10h00-12h00

Blocry, LLN

Dance practice

Warm-up

DanScie exercise

Improvisation exercises

Tues. Dec 15th 2020

8h30-9h45

Coubertin 05, LLN

Participants presentations

Short presentation of each participant’s PhD project as well as first choreography ideas

10h00-12h00

Blocry, LLN

Dance practice

Warm up

Corporal expression exercises

Individual choreographic research

Wed. Dec 16th 2020

8h30-9h45

Coubertin 05, LLN

Ethnography and Choreography

Presentation of two Choreography projects based on Ethnographic background research:

I Love Buchomp[2] & Retorno[3]

10h00-12h00

Blocry, LLN

Dance practice

Warm up

Corporal expression exercises

Individual choreographic research + Personalized feedback

Thurs. Dec 17th 2020

8h30-9h45

Coubertin 11, LLN

Online Choreography

Presentation of two Online choreography projects:

VidéoConféDanse[4] & Diario de un cuerpo en quarantine[5]

10h00-12h00

Blocry, LLN

Dance practice

Warm up

Individual choreographic research + Personalized feedback

Fri. Dec 18th 2020

8h30-9h45

Coubertin 01, LLN

Feedback

Feedback on workshop experience

Planning of next steps for the contest

10h00-12h00

Blocry, LLN

Dance practice

Warm up

Presentation of Individual Choreographic & Feedback

 

 

[1] DanScie: Project by G. Hernandez Castro & A. Valenzuela using dance to teach science, 2nd Scientix Conference (2014) Brussels.

[2] I love Buchomp : Choreography based on an ethnographic observation of the Movimiento Alterado in Baja California. R. Gomez Zuñiga (2012) Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, Mexicali, MX.

[3] Retorno : Choreography based on an ethnographic approach of the Day of the Dead. G. Z. Hernandez Castro (2017) La Maison qui Chante, Brussels; (2020) Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, CDMX.

[4] VidéoConféDanse : Online Choreography Pedagogy & Research Project developed by G. Z. Hernandez Castro (2020).

[5] Diario de un cuerpo en quarantine : Confinment Choreography Project developed by Sin Luna Danza Punk (R. Gomez Zuñiga, 2020) en colaboración con Planta Libre.