As an alumna of the Choreomundus program I seek for any opportunity to promote Choreomundus, to keep and share acquired knowledge and develop my skills in dance research. After graduation I had two great occasions to do it in my home country.
In the middle of October, I was invited as an American University of Central Asia (AUCA) alumna to present my Master thesis during Student Symposium of Social Sciences that was held in AUCA.
In the beginning of December professor Emil Nasritdinov offered me to conduct the final seminar of 2017 for the Anthropology Club of AUCA.
Honestly, it was my first time giving a one-hour academic talk about specific topic by my own. Considering the fact that the week before my hard driver with all collected data got damaged I was extremely stressed. Nevertheless, I remembered the Choreomundus professors, my friends as well as our lectures which gave me the power to go ahead.
As a result, I made an overview of Anthropology of Dance as a unique field of study, presented the summary of my Master’s Thesis, “Islamic influence in the Tatar folk dance”, and taught guests some dancing movements to a Tatar music. I mentioned some examples from Choreomundus lectures which helped to make my presentation more fluent. The small section on Labanotation surprised them and triggered questions. At the end of the seminar we had a question-answer session. The informal atmosphere created positive energy that let me talk independently and confidently.
Professor Nasritdinov wished me the best of luck and success in my future endeavors. From my side I set a goal to continue academic research in the field of dance.
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