“This new provision meant a lot to endangered arts departments, departing from the usually held opinion that they did not belong in the academy because they were applied disciplines…” Nelson, p. 119
Could the argument be made that the hard sciences are applied disciplines? And if so, why are they in the academy?
“…when improvisation is practiced as an end in itself it does not do much to develop students’ critical consciousness.”
– pg 204 from Larry Lavender Predock-Linnell & Jennifer Predock-Linnell (2001) From Improvisation to Choreography: The critical bridge, Research in Dance Education, 2:2, 195-209.
Maybe the authors should re-evaluate how they approach improvisation and practice it with the goal of developing “students’ critical consciousness.”