Dance Lineages 1

Subject DNCE10021 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 Hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
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:


Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
Southbank Campus
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Dance Lineages represents a unique “embodied” approach to understanding the diversity of Australian contemporary dance practice. Students investigate and analyse the background, influences, histories, physicalities and aesthetics informing Australian dance artists today in the context of broader regional, and global trends. Key concepts and philosophies including romanticism, classicism, modernism and postmodernism will inform students’ research and performative presentations of excerpts of seminal Australian dance works from the 20th and 21st centuries.


This subject will enable students to:
• acquire a critical vocabulary and analytical approach to the appreciation of artistic dance works;
• attain proficiency in written and verbal communication skills in order to articulate ideas with confidence;
• articulate and debate the central concepts presented in seminars, in the required readings, video screenings and live performances of artistic dance works;
• develop an appreciation of the cultural and historical context of dance works;
• critically analyse and evaluate discourses and performances of artistic dance works with appropriate norms (criteria) and dance genre /style frameworks;
• acquire a basic level of information literacy;
• develop the capacity for independent research.


Written assignment Bibliography Task 20% Due mid semester

Essay of 2000 words 40% Due at the end of semester

Group performance presentation of excerpt of Australian choreography 40% Due in the exam period
Hurdle requirements: Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be available.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Related Course(s): Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

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