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Research in Dance and Physical Education - Vol. 2, No. 1, pp.53-64
ISSN: 2586-1034 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Jun 2018
Received 30 Apr 2018 Revised 26 May 2018 Accepted 23 Jun 2018

Extending the Career Path of Dance Professionals: Type and Process of Dance Curation, and Practice
Hye-Youn Park*
Seoul National University, Korea

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The purpose of this research is to explore the types and processes of dance curation, which is a job of dance curator, as a way to expand career path as a dance expert, and to establish a practical basis for the professionalization of dance curator. For this purpose, theoretical and academic discussions on curation in dance and other fields, and various practices of current curation were conducted. First, types of dance curation are classified into ‘docent type, educator type and creative type’. Second, preparation process of dance curation can be structured 8 steps model, ‘selecting, researching, focusing, sorting, organizing, performing and evaluating’. Third, the practice of dance curation is curation centered on the ‘2017 PADAF(Play Act Dance Art-Tech Film Festival)’ held in Seoul, Korea. It was conducted in the form of ‘the docent type’ and was structured in eight steps. Based on this research, I suggest the activation of theoretical and empirical research on dance curator and dance curation, the diversification and systematization of training for dance curator.

Keywords: dance professional, dance education, dance curator, dance curation

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