DiscoverThe Background DancerEducation: Reframing Research in Academia | Mohd Anis
Education: Reframing Research in Academia | Mohd Anis

Education: Reframing Research in Academia | Mohd Anis

Update: 2021-12-05
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Why engage in academic research as a dancer? How does intellectual rigour contribute to the development of a dance artist? While we are often instructed to dance first and think later, careers in the performing arts can resemble a slippery slope to many. So, why not combine the visceral with the exegetical to stand out amongst the 'moving' crowd?

Mohd Anis Md Nor is an educator, author, Research Fellow and Managing Director of the Nusantara Performing Arts Research Centre (NusPARC). He was Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur for many years, pioneering the study of Zapin dance and music in Southeast Asia and has published widely on the said topic, including 20 books to date.

Kickstarting the month of Education, this episode explores the importance of academic research and intellectual training within dance education, also the future of practice as research within the global curriculum. Ready to be debunked on some researcher myths? Join us as we foreground dance in the background!

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Education: Reframing Research in Academia | Mohd Anis

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