The Round Table provides a platform for artists to engage with a current issue facing artist teachers in the HE context, fostering knowledge exchange and collaboration.
As financial pressures, Brexit and a neo-liberal agenda intensify the pressures on the idea and practice of arts education, we want to create a space to identify the opportunities for change and resistance we do have, and ask questions of the systems in which we play a part.
If you are interested in taking part please get in touch.
Katye Coe, September 2016
Previous HE Round Table discussions:
2013 What is it to teach choreography?
What it the specific process of transforming an idea into an artwork that we call choreography, specifically given the diversity of choreographic outcomes that dance artists produce, which may or may not include ‘dancing’ or movement patterning in a traditional sense of the word?
What is specific about a movement training that affects how ideas are generated and realised?
HE Round Table notes Sept 2013
2014 Artists in academia: conflicts and contributions
We continued the discussion with a topic that arose at the 2013 event: the dual identity as artist and academic, navigating both industry and institutional frameworks in our creative practice; and the contribution (and, sometimes, invisibility) of artists working in HE contexts to the wider sector.
ID HE Round Table notes Sept 2014
2015 Artist or instrument? Changing notions of technique and creative practice
Traditional boundaries between technical, performance and choreographic practice have become blurred by the influence of somatic practices and by the proliferation of choreographic approaches and making processes across the professional sector. These shifts have contributed to a changed perception of what dancing demands (excepting, perhaps, in a small, but powerful, corner of the mainstream). The ID round table reflected upon our role in generating and supporting this changed ecology.
ID HE Round Table notes Sept 2015
2016 Shared futures: HE and the profession
How do we understand the needs of the artform from the perspectives of our various roles, and share our imaginings of how best to support its ongoing evolution? How do we prepare students for a world which is for them to build, and which we perhaps cannot fully imagine?
HE Round Table notes Sept 2016