This paper seeks to address updated pedogogical approaches for deaf dance students. What are those methods? Three pedogogical approaches to teaching deaf dancers are: varying degrees of communication, visual cues and kinesthetic. However, most of the literature is outdated causing a break in the investigation. Since then, there has been a need to further this investigation but in a different manner by observing dance rehearsals and discussing varying teaching methods with professors at a local college that houses a deaf dance company. This paper seeks to find answers to both of the following questions: Can the methods used to educate hearing dancers also be applied to deaf dancers? And, can reading a musical score aid deaf dancers in learning choreography? If so, how?
|Presenter:||Kirstin Howard (Graduate Student)|
|Location:||Hartwell Dance Theater|
|Time:||9 am (Session I)|