Event Title

Looking at Ballet Curriculum Through Integral and Developmental Lenses

Mentor 1

Luc Vanier

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

24-4-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

24-4-2015 11:45 AM

Description

As a Dancer, Ballet is a form that is often misunderstood. People identify themselves so closely with certain styles over another, and I am curious to see what actually makes up these strong opinions and divides within the dance field. I will be looking specifically at Ballet in its different schools and points in history. I have been collecting this research from traditional Ballet books from many different schools of thought within Ballet and Dance. I am looking to see if all the schools of Ballet are similar in their thinking to one another when they are compared developmentally. / My method for completing this is creating a database of books from different backgrounds, and looking at the way the book is organized, what it places value on, and how language is used. Does the time period affect how the field of Ballet was approached? My Theory is that dance techniques have separated the way they we can learn them in two perspectives. One is mostly about learning the steps and the other is mostly about the inner experience of dancing. I believe that previously Ballet was anchored in a balance between the outer and inner experience, placing value on both the Subjective and Objective experience. I also believe that dance used to be enjoyed as a form by a community that celebrated various events through dance. Now dance seems to have been relegated to the individual dancer. This research is anchored in Integral Theory that is promoted by Ken Wilber’s Integral Map and Developmental Waves. / During the passing down of tradition in Ballet, the values shifted through various points in history. I am looking to define how the values shifted throughout history. Also, what impact has these shifts had on the field, positively and negatively. With this knowledge we can address what is missing for the future generations to come and how to best preserve the art. My goal is to place value on all perspectives of Ballet, and Dance. With this, Students and Teachers can better understand each other’s values, therefore taking part in a collaborative process in learning rather than clashing ideas on the developmental spectrum. /

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Looking at Ballet Curriculum Through Integral and Developmental Lenses

Union Wisconsin Room

As a Dancer, Ballet is a form that is often misunderstood. People identify themselves so closely with certain styles over another, and I am curious to see what actually makes up these strong opinions and divides within the dance field. I will be looking specifically at Ballet in its different schools and points in history. I have been collecting this research from traditional Ballet books from many different schools of thought within Ballet and Dance. I am looking to see if all the schools of Ballet are similar in their thinking to one another when they are compared developmentally. / My method for completing this is creating a database of books from different backgrounds, and looking at the way the book is organized, what it places value on, and how language is used. Does the time period affect how the field of Ballet was approached? My Theory is that dance techniques have separated the way they we can learn them in two perspectives. One is mostly about learning the steps and the other is mostly about the inner experience of dancing. I believe that previously Ballet was anchored in a balance between the outer and inner experience, placing value on both the Subjective and Objective experience. I also believe that dance used to be enjoyed as a form by a community that celebrated various events through dance. Now dance seems to have been relegated to the individual dancer. This research is anchored in Integral Theory that is promoted by Ken Wilber’s Integral Map and Developmental Waves. / During the passing down of tradition in Ballet, the values shifted through various points in history. I am looking to define how the values shifted throughout history. Also, what impact has these shifts had on the field, positively and negatively. With this knowledge we can address what is missing for the future generations to come and how to best preserve the art. My goal is to place value on all perspectives of Ballet, and Dance. With this, Students and Teachers can better understand each other’s values, therefore taking part in a collaborative process in learning rather than clashing ideas on the developmental spectrum. /