Egress Profile

The graduate in Dance is formed to understand dance as a knowledge area and act professionally referenced by a theoretical scope of inter, multi and transdisciplinary character that addresses it as cognitive activity of the body and its settings , artistic or pedagogical as historical-cultural transient syntheses and evolutionary bodily processes. This egress at the end of the course has the capacity to make relations between theories, between thought lines of dance, between events and agencies of the history of dance. Very important in the context of autonomous argumentation that is expected from the egress is the conviction that connections that are made are not mere approximations for another theory to speak for dance.


The egress is also formed for a participatory public enaction, subsigated by content and strategies of updated approaches and by critical argumentation that allows him (her) to position himself (herself) in front of the issues on the agenda in Brazil and in the world. Among these issues are the public policies for dance, art and culture, questions about globalization in art, the education utilitarianism, the pedagogical demands, the relationship between politics and aesthetics and their resulting symbolic links and Institutional.


It is important that the egress has the capacity to support argumentation on dance codes and to the interpretation, creation and art production and to question the choreographic creation and the scenes production with an implication in a conception contemporary, regardless of the practice or technique employed.


The graduates must finalize their master's degree and doctorate degree with the reflection and generation of innovative production and create the articulation and dialogue between art and other knowledge area, stimulating the interfaces creation between the artistic doing, the work appreciation of art and the development processes of other knowledge, having mastery of the transversalization practice and knowledge integration, with the openness to the daily experiences and practices in the production of new educational and artistic knowledge.


The master's degree and doctorate degree in dance aim, given the wide dance teachers enaction in basic and superior education to form the student who is or will be a teacher as an artist/teacher/critic, a professional citizen, with special focus on the human dimension, able to understand the different educational contexts, with a broad view of the sociocultural reality in the local and global context, aiming at the propositions development that dialogue with these realities. To do so, it intends to form a professional able to reflect on dance as a knowledge area in the various learning spaces.


It intends this program that the graduates develop their own capacity to create methodological and artistic procedures, in coping with complex and diversified challenges.


We aim at the continuing formation of the graduates, since their entry into the course we prepare and encourage them to continue their studies in a formal (and even informal) manner and their professional artistic enaction aware of the co-evolutive process, As a transmutation process in correlation. Society transforms and students and teachers have to transmute, evolve together.


We listed the following skills and Skills for the graduates of the PPGDança courses:

Develop a critical, creative, respectful and transformative citizen posture in the face of socio-cultural issues related to the contemporary world, the diversity of thoughts and cultures, human rights and the environment;

Develop a critical and creative posture against the pedagogical practices of dance, connected with the epistemological bases of contemporary thought;

To have mastery of the artistic aesthetics principles and poetic and the modern thinking with its different sociocultural and educational contexts;

To know new and diversified techniques and body skills enabling the domain related to the choreographic interpretation in the technical and creative aspects;

To be updated with the recent theoretical and artistic production of the area as a tentacular basis for the production and knowledge dissemination;

To foster research in and on the dance pedagogy, including the educational methods and strategies investigation;

Understanding dance as a cognitive action of the body and cultural expression form.