Modern Dance Techniques

Subject 756-819 (2008)

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Credit Points: 6.250
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 hours per week including lectures, tutorials, reading and self directed practice
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview: This subject investigates the codified Modern Dance training techniques. In practical sessions students will learn the fundamentals of particular vocabularies such as the Graham and Cunningham techniques. The focus will be on analyzing the value of drawing from these codified techniques when teaching Contemporary Dance technique classes. Historical and contextual information relating to the innovators behind these forms will also be studied.
Assessment: Contribution and participation in class discussion plus engagement with practical work (30%); practicum (30%); written assignment 1,500 words (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject, students should have
  • The ability to physically imitate and learn movement material

  • The capacity to direct and engage others constructively and experientially

  • The capacity to impart information and knowledge

  • The ability to apply theory to practice

  • The ability to identify aesthetic domains

  • The capacity to interpret and analyse

  • The ability to evaluate and synthesise data and other information

  • The ability to communicate orally, kinesthetically and in writing.

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Related Course(s): Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance Teaching

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