Physical Performance 2

Subject 757-214 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 4.5 hours per week all year
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Movement 1
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.

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Subject Overview:

The focus is upon fine-tuning the skills acquired in year 1, through each individual connecting more vividly to their physical landscape as a rich environment from which to create. Physical improvisation will be extended into sound and word play. Awareness through Movement classes (Feldenkrais method) and the fundamentals of Monika Pagneux will continue to be a practical source of support, visited at a more demanding level and used as a springboard into performance work. Simple and applied acrobatics will be practised in Semester 1, social and period dance in Semester 2.

Semester 1. This discipline extends the potential of the playful body visited in first year. It challenges the actors' sense of physical limitations, demands strength and a constant awareness of the power of the centre/pelvis. It provokes the performer with a highly dynamic form which can serve dramatic context. Semester 2 This unit is to enhance the actors aptitude in relation to stylized movement, attitude, poise, precision, coordination and partnering.

Assessment: Assessment is based upon class participation, level of preparation, the degree to which outcomes have been met, and the ability to process and integrate the material into performance work. Notification of unsatisfactory progress may be made at any time during the year. Progressive class assessment (50%) class assignment (20%); application of class work to performance (30%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Dramatic Art (VCA)

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