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Interdisciplinarity in the teaching of ballet: how to make accessible the mathematical aspects inherent to ballet as an auxiliary tool in the teaching-learning of this dance language

Grant number: 20/09277-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2020
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Dance
Principal researcher:Juliana Martins Rodrigues de Moraes
Grantee:Maria Isabel Torres dos Santos
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


This research seeks to find out if interdisciplinarity between mathematical concepts and classical ballet can lead to fruitful teaching. The study looks for cross-references between one area and another. The proposal is to analyze how ballet classes can provide, to the students involved, activities of choreographic creations that require the elaboration of movement coordinate through mathematical symbols, including combinations, platonic geometries and probabilities. The verification of the results will happen through questionnaires based on the student's interaction and self-reflection about the applied technique. Thus, the project will seek to answer whether interdisciplinary techniques can assist in the learning of ballet and mathematics.

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