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DANC201 Contemporary Dance Fusions

An examination of the choreographic processes, aesthetic fusions and artistic vision of key contemporary choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Paper title Contemporary Dance Fusions
Paper code DANC201
Subject Dance
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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DANC 101 or THEA 153
DANC 301
Schedule C
Arts and Music

While a basic understanding of the different dance genres would be useful, it is not essential. Entry into the dance papers does not require audition.


Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Sofia Kalogeropoulou

Teaching Staff: Sofia Kalogeropoulou

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is internally assessed.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course outline

Contact the School of Performing Arts for a Course Outline.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Knowledge relevant to the field

By the end of this course students will have:

  1. Gained an understanding of contemporary dance
  2. Developed an understanding of the theories that inform studies of the genre
  3. Acquired aesthetic and technical skills of particular contemporary choreographers and dance styles
  4. Gained an understanding of choreographic composition and performance

Academic skills

The course will enable students to:

  1. Construct effective academic essays that display coherent arguments
  2. Effectively communicate ideas orally
  3. Critically analyse choreographic compositions
  4. Construct a research-based exegesis (critical and reflective analysis of their choreographic work)

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Friday 14:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41