Naam docent/begeleider: 
John Taylor

Periode, duur:
Year 2, Block 2, 12 sessions @ 2 hours  (4 weeks)

24 contact hours, 2 non-contact hours

Bijdrage aan de competenties:

  1. Creative potential, 
  2. Craftsmanship
  3. Investigative and reflective abilities
  4. Potential for growth and innovation
  5. Entrepreneurial and organizational ability
  6. Communicative ability

Korte samenvatting van de inhoud:
In this class you will become acquainted with or deepen your understanding of the classification and structure of lifts as well as the analysis of lifts in relation to their context. Attention will also be given to the physical principles governing the economic execution of lifts and other partnerwork.

Concrete leerdoelen:
can name different types of lifts and their stages.
demonstrate an understanding of the basic physical principles governing the execution of lifts and partnerwork.
demonstrate the ability to problem solve in collaborative partnerwork, and adapt lifts to her own capabilities while maintaining the intention of the choreogrphy.
have an understanding of the use of partnerwork in a creative context

Gebruikte werkvorm(en):
Theory assignment, training, peer teaching and feedback, repertoire, reflection and analysis, co-creation.

Gebruikt studiemateriaal:
A Classification of Lifts in Dance: Terminology and Biomechanical Principles – Lafortune (2011), and videos of repertoire

Wijze van beoordeling:
self-evaluation, presentation and participation


  1. Creative potential 2, 4.
  2. Craftsmanship 1, 2, 3, 6.
  3. Investigative and reflective abilities 1,2 ,3, 4.
  4. Potential for growth and innovation 2.
  5. Entrepreneurial and organizational ability 2
  6. Communicative ability 1, 4

Students have had contact improvisation in the first year. They are encouraged to incorporate principles of partnerwork into the duet creative process, and these principles are also integrated into the contemporary technique class.