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The Study of Dance (6 points)


Leader: Rachel Fensham

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will introduce students to dance as both an aesthetic and cultural practice and will focus on selected dance traditions and genres, with an emphasis on the history of modern and postmodern dance in performance. Students will learn approaches to movement analysis and practice using the languages of the body as a focus for performance research. Students will undertake a research project on the repertoire of an Australian dance company.

Assessment: Essay (2000 words): 50% + Research project including class presentation (2500 words): 50%

Contact Hours: 2.5 hour workshop per week

Prerequisites: Completion of first year Arts

Prohibitions: DTS3500

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