Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:July, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 X 1.5 hours Improvisation Class & 1 X 1.5 hours Duo Class |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Successful completion of Year 1 of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) to ensure students have appropriate knowledge.
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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
CoordinatorMs Anna Smith
This subject brings together two synergetic disciplines: improvisation and duo.
Duo aims to develop contemporary duo skills with an emphasis on weight taking and sharing based on principles of contact improvisation and efficient kinaesthetic function in movement. Strength, coordination, awareness and sensitivity in partnering work are developed. Emphasis is placed on the practice of safe dance techniques as they apply to the duet form.
Improvisation is explored as a means to tap into creative impulse, as a choreographic tool and as a performance modality in its own right. Through the use of Improvisation structures of ‘scores’, students define the conditions required to enter fully into the present moment, deepening their confidence in and connection to creative impulse. Personal movement vocabularies are expanded, while acute responsiveness to external stimuli is developed.
This subject will enable the student to:
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Handouts available on LMS
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) |
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