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PERF304 Dance for Musical Theatre

The artistic qualities and techniques of dance in musical theatre explored through integrated theory and practice.

The paper reflects the rapid growth of Musical Theatre as an interdisciplinary art form nationally and internationally. The artistic qualities and techniques of dance in musical theatre are explored through integrated theory and practice with a focus on historical and contemporary socio-political issues.

Paper title Dance for Musical Theatre
Paper code PERF304
Subject Performing Arts Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,038.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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Prerequisite
PHSE 235 or THEA 153
Restriction
PERF 204
Contact
sofia.kalogeropoulou@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Sofia Kalogeropoulou
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork, Self-motivation .
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Learning Outcomes
This paper will help foster:
  1. Intellectual independence and academic freedom: encompassing intellectual and artistic creativity.
  2. Knowledge: encompassing its relevance to the needs of students, employers, industry and society.
  3. Leadership in professional studies and performing arts.
Knowledge relevant to the field
By the end of this paper students will have:
  1. Gained an understanding of the musical theatre genre and its wide repertoire and styles.
  2. Developed the knowledge and ability to interpret and distinguish characteristics of the varied repertoire and styles of the genre.
  3. Developed an understanding of the theories that inform studies of the genre.
  4. Acquired stylistic and technical skills of particular dance repertoires.
Academic skills
The paper will enable students to:
  1. Construct effective academic essays that display coherent arguments.
  2. Effectively communicate ideas orally and engage in a critical discussion.
  3. Construct an exegesis (critical and reflective analysis of their choreographic work).
These outcomes contribute to the Otago Graduate Profile:
  1. Development of a global perspective (knowledge of musical theatre worldwide).
  2. Communication (ability to communicate ideas and arguments orally and in writing).
  3. Critical thinking (understanding of how historical and cultural factors affect musical theatre).
  4. Information literacy and research (locating relevant resources and using them effectively).
  5. Self-motivation (ability for self-directed study, personal practice and rehearsal schedules).
  6. Teamwork (ability to work effectively as both a team leader and a team member through class tasks).

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Friday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41