Dance and philosophy - Course
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Dance and philosophy - Course

How has the category ‘dance’ appeared in the history of Western European philosophy? What concept of dance has this produced and how can we critique and problematize it from the standpoint of contemporary dance and choreography? These are the main questions that this course will circle around.

Beginning somewhere in Ancient Greek philosophy with Aristotle’s poetics and Plato’s ban on images the course continues with German aesthetics where dance was excluded from the realm of the fine arts. It ends up in contemporary French and Italian philosophy where dance primarily has functioned as a metaphor for thought or political movement. Throughout the course we will discuss how the dominating notions of dance, as they appear in different texts in Western philosophy, can be problematized and criticized from recent works made within the field of dance and choreography.
 
The course consists of lectures and seminars where we will look at dance, discuss and read together.

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    You are welcome to apply and combine these courses up to full time studies: Choreographing contexts - curating dance and performance, Dance and philosophy, Klein Technique™, STUFF: hybrid practices in choreography and The circulating book project. The courses are scheduled to encourage those who would like to study full time.

    The course consists of lectures and seminars where we will look at dance, discuss and read together. The student is required to come well prepared for each session. 

    Schedule autumn term 2019

    11/9 14.00-18.00

    12/9 09.00-13.00

     

    16/10 14.00-18.00

    17/10 09.00-13.00 

     

    13/11 14.00-18.00 

    14/11 09.00-17.00 

     

    11/12 14.00-18.00

    12/12 09.00-13.00 

     

    Course director: Josefine Wikström

    Josefine Wikström is a writer and researcher focusing on questions of labour, value and autonomy within the frame of contemporary art, dance and performance. She has written for journals such as Kunstkritikk and Mute and her dance criticism is regularly published in Dagens Nyheter. Wikström was, together with Maija Timonen, editor of Objects of Feminism (2017) and is one of the editors of the journal Philosophy of Photography. She holds a PhD in philosophy from the Centre of Research in Modern European Philosophy and she teaches in the Department of Dance at Uniarts and in Aesthetics at Södertörn University.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement for studies at the first cycle with the exeption of Swedish 1, 2, 3 and English 6.

     

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    When you have entered the application system:

    1. Register by stating your name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in your personal data (including your Swedish civic registration number if you have one).
    3. Fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    • You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
    • Be sure to scan ALL pages in the document, even those that just contain instructions or other information that is not necessarily information about your grades. It must be the complete document and all the pages should be in the same file.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, write their name in block letters and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original.
    • All documents must be in PDF-format.
    • Please name the file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name

    The following documents have to be uploaded for your application to be complete.

    • A copy of your passport or national identity card (unless you are a Swedish citizen)

    Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. Please upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card as we need to check your nationality. If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.

    Eligibility

    Below are the entry requirements for the course.  If you do not meet the general requirements you can apply for recognition of prior learning. When you apply for recognition of prior learning you should upload:

    • a letter explaining why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements
    • signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter and CV. The documents you upload need to be signed and dated by the person/s that wrote them. We only accept documents on in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

    Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.

    Documentation to show that you meet the General Entry Requirements for studies at first cycle

    • You must upload your diploma with a list of subjects taken and grades received from upper secondary school/high school.
    • If you do not have grades from upper secondary school/highschool you can apply for recognition of prior learning.

    We only accept documents in Nordic languages, Finnish and English. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from Antagning.se. We do not accept e-mails as certificates

    Other documents needed for the admission process

    • Letter of Motivation
    • Your CV where you list your education, professional experience and other relevant experiences that you want to refer to.

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail: support@varbi.com

    Technical difficulties with your application?

    E-mail: support@varbi.com
    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places there will be a selection. Selection of the course is done by a combined assessment of submitted application documents. The assessment takes into account previous education, work experience or other experience valuable to the course. The assessment takes particular account of experience in work with artistic activities focusing on and related to the course content.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course is 46 500 SEK.

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.