Department of Dance
Western Michigan University
Dance in Higher Education in the USA During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Moving Forward with New Insights
The pandemic opened a door to reimagine the socio-political significance that forced many to reconsider existing structures and procedures. New creative ideas in dance globally resulted. The utilization and exploration of contemporary techniques like Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Countertechnique®, systems, and technologies (Motion Capture and Dance Film), gleaned new insights to further develop the pedagogical and choreographic practice. Dance education necessitated adaptations to the artistic practice that produced creative solutions and new innovative ways of working.