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EDSU101 Celebrating Dance in Culture

Provides a foundation for experiencing, understanding and appreciating the diversity of dance and its relationship to various cultures and societies.

Dance genres/styles are expressions of creativity and cultural identity and may be participated in for a variety of reasons. This paper introduces the background, purposes and practices of a range of traditional and contemporary dance genres/styles, including how they have been influenced by historical events, individuals, globalisation and technology. This paper is particularly relevant for students who wish to specialise in dance education, community dance or performing arts.

Paper title Celebrating Dance in Culture
Paper code EDSU101
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
EDUO 170
Eligibility
Suitable for all students of any discipline.
Enrolments for this paper are limited and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
uoce-reception@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Suzanne Renner and guest tutors
Paper Structure
This paper consists of practical workshops, seminars and tutorials. It contains three main topics:
  • Dance and ritual
  • Dance and cultural expression
  • Dance and popular culture
Teaching Arrangements
Students need to come to class prepared to move in all sessions. The dance techniques offered in the sessions will be varied, so different dance-experience levels can be accommodated.
Textbooks
Each of the three topics will have required reading.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. To examine and describe the development and practices of a variety of traditional and contemporary dance genres/styles
  2. To analyse, interpret and discuss how dances communicate and express ideas, values and beliefs
  3. To demonstrate a range of dance techniques and choreography in the style of specific cultures, genres and/or historical periods
  4. To perform a variety of learned dances to an audience
  5. To develop skills and knowledge to support the implementation of the Understanding Dance in Context strand of the Arts Curriculum for Schools

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Provides a foundation for experiencing, understanding and appreciating the diversity of dance and its relationship to various cultures and societies.

Dance genres/styles are expressions of creativity and cultural identity and may be participated in for a variety of reasons. This paper introduces the background, purposes and practices of a range of traditional and contemporary dance genres/styles, including how they have been influenced by historical events, individuals, globalisation and technology. This paper is particularly relevant for students who wish to specialise in dance education, community dance or performing arts.

Paper title Celebrating Dance in Culture
Paper code EDSU101
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
EDUO 170
Eligibility
Suitable for all students of any discipline.

Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
uoce-reception@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Lecturer: Dr Suzanne Renner and guest tutors
Paper Structure
This paper consists of practical workshops, seminars and tutorials. It contains three main topics:
  • Dance and ritual
  • Dance and cultural expression
  • Dance and popular culture
Teaching Arrangements
Students need to come to class prepared to move in all sessions. The dance techniques offered in the sessions will be varied, so different dance-experience levels can be accommodated.
Textbooks
Each of the three topics will have required reading.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Scholarship, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. To examine and describe the development and practices of a variety of traditional and contemporary dance genres/styles
  2. To analyse, interpret and discuss how dances communicate and express ideas, values and beliefs
  3. To demonstrate a range of dance techniques and choreography in the style of specific cultures, genres and/or historical periods
  4. To perform a variety of learned dances to an audience
  5. To develop skills and knowledge to support the implementation of the Understanding Dance in Context strand of the Arts Curriculum for Schools

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-19, 22
Wednesday 15:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-20, 22