Dance Partners for Creativity: Investigating the co-development of creativity at the interface between dance and lower secondary level education

Collaborating organisation: TrinityLaban

  • Awarded to: Professor Anna Craft
  • Co-investigators: Dr Kerry Chappell, Linda Rolfe
  • Funding Awarded to Exeter: £ 164,335
  • Dates: 1 April 2008 - 31 December 2010
  • Sponsor(s): Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The aim of this study is to research the kinds of creative partnerships that are manifested between dance-artists and teachers in co-developing the creativity of 11-14 year olds.  The Dance Partners for Creativity core team are using a qualitative methodology informed by critical theory to research with four KS3 dance-artist / dance-teacher partnerships to analyse dance practice, teaching and learning in context, to understand and develop best practice and partnership models.  To achieve this, we are researching collaboratively with practitioners using a combination of educational research approaches and practice-based research current in dance. 

Full information available on the Dance Partners for Creativity project website.

Publications: Chappell, K., Rolfe, L., Craft, A., Jobbins, V. (2011). Close Encounters, Trentham Books Ltd.