Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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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: 8 hours per week x 12 weeks |
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The Master of Dance offers graduates of BFA (Dance), equivalent degrees and those with appropriate levels of industry experience in choreography and performance the opportunity to further develop and enrich their professional practice. Placing a distinctive focus on the integration of performance skills and choreographic practice to facilitate a holistic physical sensibility underpinned by a commitment to collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, the Master of Dance is suited to dancers, performers, improvisers, dance-makers and body-based practitioners and will equip them with a high level of professional skill and expertise as multi-dimensional dance artists.
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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 Helen Herbertson
This subject focuses on dance making and performing fundamentals through compositional and improvisational approaches and strategies for generating and presenting materials. Corporeality, space, and time are investigated within aesthetic parameters. A number of concepts such as presence, identity and embodiment are fore-grounded. Techniques for releasing and shaping the spontaneous self through improvisation are explored. Frameworks for structuring and performing material within performative contexts are developed and short studies created and presented. Contextual seminars provide a basis for application of the strategies in a range of choreographic and performance practices.
On completing this subject students will:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students should have developed
Master of Dance |
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