Bachelor of Dance


Career Objectives

Promote and disseminate culture and arts through dance.


Professional Profile

-Professional who interprets culture, aspects of today’s world and his identity as an artist through *body expression.

He has technical, artistic, practical and theoretical knowledge of *performance and interpretation of dance in any of its styles; as well as drama, *visual arts, *choreography and *stage production knowledge.

He can take master and PhD studies in dance.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

He performs dance in its different genres as a soloist or as a member of international and national dance groups.

He uses creatively body language in the performance of the dance work, reflecting both his personal identity and the expression of contemporary collective aspects.

He investigates and analyzes manifestations of dance in society.

He creates a dance composition for the development of a work. For this, he manages dance, plastic and musical symbols that are consistent with work’s proposal.

He contributes with specific techniques and criteria to the design of lighting for the *choreography that will depend on the type of dance, highlighting the body and its movements and the spaces where it moves.

He performs Dance Theater in operas, musical comedies, zarzuela, German cabaret, American musicals, etc, through which stories or ideas are transmitted.

He performs traditional ballet or repertoire where technique and history are highlighted. Interpreta la danza étnica, folklórica o regional, que representan rituales o celebraciones sociales o festivas.

He performs modern or concert dance such as tap, flamenco, salsa, merengue, etc.

He participates in interdisciplinary works where two or more arts interact such as theater, urban dance, visual arts, using elements of technology and even cinema.

He carries out the *stage direction of a dance performance.

He forays into the management of dance as a *therapy to create in the person a new relation with his body, that acts as a liberating element that contributes to his emotional aspect and self-esteem.

He develops teaching processes in the performance of dance, methodologically advising body development, movement, expression and body communication.

He carries out theoretical and practical research regarding everything that pertains to stage, such as movement and the management of space, the relationships between performers, *performance, energy performance, the appropriate choice of music, and in general any aesthetic problem.

He participates in the creation of musical and theatrical stage productions.

He participates in the design, management and production of dance performance projects.

He performs as a dance critic and as a journalist of artistic shows.


Occupational Field

Classical Ballet Companies

Contemporary Dance Companies

Opera and Musical Theater Companies

Theater Companies

Television, in musical comedies and artistic productions of diverse nature

Public organizations at national and regional level devoted to the development of art and culture

Audiovisual communication, film and advertising piece production companies

Production companies of cultural events, musical shows, animations and congresses

Theater and Dance Faculties at University

Social Organizations

Companies for the organization of events and show productions

Non-governmental organizations

Folk ballets and groups

Dance Academies

Schools

Professional Institutes

Community Centers

Magazines and Newspapers

Universities in Dance Teaching and Research


Estimated time of College years

5 years

Main courses considered in the study plan

Basic Training Courses

Oral and Written Expression

Human Anatomy

Professional Area

History of Dance (2 semesters)

Contemporary Dance Technique (10 semesters)

Classical Dance Technique (10 semesters)

Dance (elective course) (3 semesters)

Movement Analysis

Creative Improvisation

Music (3 semesters)

Appreciation of Visual Arts

Dance Composition

*Performing Techniques of Expression

Body expression and performance applied to dance Workshop

Lighting and *Theatrical Scenery

*Stage Direction

*Stage Production Workshop (2 semesters)

Dance Pedagogy (2 semesters)

Research Methodology

Complementary Training Courses

*Cultural Production and Management

Nutrition applied to dance

Specialties

*Performance

*Choreography

Dance Education

*Body Therapy

Research


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Interests

Motivation for Art and Culture

Strong attraction towards all types of dance

Feel that dance is his smoother means of expression

Want to communicate feelings through body expression and movement

Taste for music and rhythm

Pleased to recreate settings, stories, entertain and amuse

Search identity and a strong degree of originality and differentiation through the expression of dance

Find passion, strength and movement in dance

Desires to innovate regarding body language


Skills

Health status appropriate to physical exercise

Strength and physical agility

Ease of coordination and sense of space

Aesthetic sense

Musical skills: good ear and sense of rhythm

Psychomotor skills: visual memory and kinesthetic memory (movement)


Vocation

Express and communicate sensations, ideas and concepts through the sensitivity of the body, energy and movement, celebrating joy and pleasure of dancing.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.


Candidate Personality

Adaptation to teamwork

Cope with long work routines

Disciplined


Work Scope

Theater, Performing Arts, Audiovisual Communication major in Direction


Related Careers

Musical Production, Music Education

Glossary of Terms

*Visual Arts: Art of visual nature, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, engraving, architecture, photography, film, video, design, etc.

*Choreography: Dance or set of movements organized and related to each other to mean something or express certain emotions, in tune with the music.

*Stage Direction: To direct the components that make possible a stage show, such as movement, gestures, sense and pace of the dialogue, dance, verse and song; As well as directing the set designer, costume designers and light and sound designers, so that the show achieves an organic unity.

*Theatrical Scenery: Elements that make up a stage set to achieve its best development, such as stages and halls, which function is to set the play according to the narrative framework.

*Body Expression: Language of the body for human communication.

*Performance: Study and practice of expression techniques. -Development of creativity.

*Stage Production: Action to plan, manage and obtain the necessary resources for a theatrical project, coordinating all its elements and then obtain the highest profitability as a final result.

*Cultural Production and Management: Obtain the necessary financial means and equipment, carry out the necessary procedures and inquiries to perform and disseminate artistic and cultural activities.

* Performing Techniques of Expression: Optimal use of own resources in communication with a personal style or stamp.

*Body Therapy: Art and technique of combining the unified work of the body, mind and emotion, in order to make flow the expression of emotions, the broadening consciousness, the relief of suffering, a greater ability to feel pleasure and in general, growth and personal development.

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