Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Southbank - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 120 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
66 hours total
3 X 1.5 hour practical per week
1 x 1 hour theory lecture per week
In order to successfully complete this subject, students are normally expected to undertake additional self-directed individual practice or written/reflective work for 4.5 hours per week.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Completion of Year 2 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) ensures all students have appropriate background knowledge.
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jenny Kinder
Choreography in spaces other than traditional studio, theatre, or performance spaces is the major focus of this subject. The creation of choreographic material in response to the structure, function, ‘feel’ and history of selected environments and the relationships between these factors will be explored using a range of improvisation and choreographic strategies. Consideration will be given to the particular qualities and characteristics of a chosen ‘place’ resulting in the creative movement responses. The connection between the audience and the created choreography will be central in all practical tasks. Investigation of both internal and external spaces/locations will be included.
Students will be engaged in the study/investigation of the history of Site Specific work with particular focus on the Post Modern era. Students will study differing cultural strategies and relationships to space. Guest artists who practice in this field will enhance the students’ knowledge by contextualising their practice of dance for alternative space.
This subject will enable the student:
Participation and Contribution* - (15% - ongoing)
80% Attendance Hurdle. Students must attend 80% of all scheduled classes and attempt all elements of assessment to be eligible for a pass in this subject.
*Participation assessed on criteria of engagement, ability to discuss & give/receive feedback and teamwork skills.
Written Scope of Project including Risk Assessment - 800 words (10% - Week 10)
Collaborative task to structure a dialogue between the space and the movement (15% - mid semester)
Essay - 1500 words (20% - end of semester)
Major Choreographic Site Specific Task, 10 minutes maximum (40% - end of semester)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) |
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