The Korean Society for Dance Studies(KRSDS) started in 1998 as the academic department of World Dance Alliance (WDA) and developed as one of the representative dance organizations in South Korea. KRSDS has approximately 800 members and 85 members of board of directors nationwide. KRSDS publishes The Korean Journal of Dance Studies (ISSN 1226-900X / e-ISSN 2713-9468) KRSDS has contributed to promote the development of dance theory and foundation for dance research in South Korea. The Korean Journal of Dance Studies has been selected in Korean Citation Index(KCI) by National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) since 2011. KRSDS has held several international conferences. The guest presenters KRSDS has invited include scholars such as Ann Hutchinson Guest(Dance Notation Expert), Deborah Jowitt(Dance Critic), Gerard Mayen(Dance Critic), Tatsuro Ishii(Dance Critic), Kajuko Guniyoshi(prof. at Waseda Univ.), Jang Lin(Vice president of Shanghai Theater Academy), Nuki Shigeto(prof. at Sensyu Univ.), and so on.
This study aims to design humanitude care dances classes that contribute the health of older people with dementia. By reflecting on the humanitude care factors that accommodated the conditions and needs of the elderly with dementia, this study was intended to improve the quality of life of the elderly through dance classes. The class design effectively provides dance classes for the elderly with dementia to have a sense of stability and happiness not only physically but also psychologically and emotionally.
This study aims to investigate the academic environment of Chinese international students majoring in dance and to clarify how to improve the academic environment. In-depth interviews were conducted in the form of case studies, and the following conclusions were drawn. First, international graduate students majoring in dance require the implement of dance technique classes and improved support programs for them. Second, the international graduate students expect that professors will help to organize the professional terminology of the course. Third, the quality of the class is affected by the lack of enough Korean language ability of some foreign students. Finally, they want external dance recital information to be more easily accessible. Moreover, the enrollment system for international student needs to be updated.
This study examines the artistic value of dance projected on film, particularly, the relationship between dance and place in a dance film project ‘Pungjeong. Gak’ by choreographer Song Joo Won. It investigates how a place projected on a continuous image can obtain effects and aesthetic contents different from on the stage and have potential as a new dance art by exploring the relationship between the place and the situation that is instantaneously realized in the physical space from the Post structuralist perspective of Michel Foucault. In addition, I discuss Marc Augé's concept of Non-Places and theories about place to illuminate the placeness in which dance exists. The possibility of various interpretations of the space introduced in the dance Film is secured.