Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:||For information about these dates, click here.|
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Faculty of the VCA and Music Student Centre
Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Bldg 860)
234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 3006
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The dance elective is designed to enhance students’ development as versatile dance artists. Students will maximise their movement potential through deeper, more intensive practice in a selected area OR broaden their skill acquisition and increase their skills in a complementary area. Students choose ONE of the following modules:
BODY MOBILISING/BALANCING utilises techniques and approaches from various somatic practices e.g., Yoga, Feldenkrais, Conditioning programs etc., to assist the Dance student to improve individual body range of movement, flexibility, strength and tone. Easeful movement is facilitated through emphasis on correcting muscular imbalances throughout the body.
VOICE is a physical activity, and as such, complements training in dance by allowing the individual to discover interdependence of voice and body. The focus of the work lies in addressing idiosyncratic habits which may inhibit the dancer who wishes to use their voice generally and specifically, in performance. The subject will include a selection from the following: physical awareness of breath in the body, muscularity, resonance, and rhythm through the kinaesthetic awareness of voice in the moment of speaking. Students will be expected to draw upon their experiences of integrated MindBody practices to facilitate the interdependence of voice and body.
Attendance 10% A formula is applied to a student’s actual attendance which distributes marks from 10% down to below zero.
Mark for Course Work 90% comprised of Progress 30%; Standard 30% and Work Ethic 30%
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Franklin, E., Dynamic alignment through imagery, 1996, Champaign, IL
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completing this subject students will be have:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) |
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